Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sakura Pink!

Hello Everyone!  Did you know that the Copic range grew this month with the introduction of a new PINK multiliner?!  As we all know, this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so the new pink multiliner has arrived at the perfect time for all your doodle art works, adding accents to your stamped projects, journalling in your scrapbooks and so much more!

I've tried my hand at a basic journal page using the Sakura Pink Multiliner for most of the work.  I've started by adding a little colour (pink of course) to the page by airbrushing some RV55 Copic around the edges.

Next I've taken my Sakura Pink Multiliner and started drawing.....

Then I've done some doodling.....

Add a heart and try a technique called Cross Hatching.  Draw lines at a 45 degree angle.

Then drawn more lines at the opposite 45 degree angle.

To give a more filled in effect, use your multiliner to draw lines straight down.  This effect is often used in Manga or drawings to add depth of shading.

Use a variety of markers to start colouring parts in.  I've used RV00, RV52, RV55.  I've also used the Sakura Pink Multiliner to draw in a bit of a border.

Add some depth to your page by layering colours with stencils.

To draw it all together, I've used RV63 to lightly go over the page as well as added a little bit of stamping.

That's all from me today, I hope everyone gets behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help raise funds for this cause - we all know someone who has been affected by this terrible disease and I hope one day we can find a cure!Pin It

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Support Breast Cancer Awareness in October with Copic Oz

Did you know that one in eight women in Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime?  I'm sure you know that early detection saves lives and that the earlier a cancer is discovered, the greater the chances of successful treatment.  To help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Copic Marker Australia have decided to donate to the McGrath Foundation to help raise awareness and money, to support the fight against breast cancer.  YOU will all help to decide how much is donated by participating in the #COPIC4ACAUSE project.

While I may not be eligible to win a prize, I have decided to create a project in my Copic Art Journal aka Copic Blending Journal for #COPIC4ACAUSE. 

I have created a special pink doodled heart, using as many pink Copic markers as I could.  The outline for the project was done in Black Copic Multi Liners:  0.5, 0.3 and 1.0

The doodled image was coloured with RV02 and RV04

RV00, RV04 and RV09

RV55, RV66 and RV69

RV23 and RV25

Now because this is a piece of doodle art - it's not supposed to be fussy, or planned or time consuming, so the only blending I've done is on the very large swirls.  To colour these I've added RV09 to the ends.

Then RV69 to the base

I've added a little RV66 between the RV09 and RV69 - making sure to flick where the colours meet.

I've continued to use the flick blending method with these 3 colours until I had an image that was nice and smooth.

Add some RV09 and RV000

 Fill in any white areas in the design with RV10

Accent with N1, N3 and N5 for a little shading.

and you are finished.

Do you think it's pink enough?

I can't wait to see what projects you all create to support this amazing cause, don't forget to upload your creations to Instagram with the hashtag #COPIC4ACAUSE and tag @COPICMARKERAU.  I really hope you all get behind this amazing initiative, because every dollar counts in the fight against breast cancer.

Back with more soon,

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