Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tutorial Thursday- Easy Ocean Scene with Copics

Hello Everyone! Larisa here and I'm so excited to share a fun coloring tutorial on how to create a simple ocean background using Copic markers!  

To complete this project, you will need:
1. Copic friendly white card stock.  I'm using Neenah Smooth Class Crest White 110lb.
2. Copic Markers (colors listed below)
3. Images/die cut embellishments to add to you finished scene

Let's get started:

Step 1:  Use E30 to loosely draw in some sand hills at the bottom of your paper and color in a solid block of blue in the middle of your paper using B24.  I'm not worried about even application here, just trying to lay down one layer of color.  

Step 2: Trace over your sand lines using E31 and color in the bottom portion of the scene with E30.  Again, I'm not worried about even application, just trying to lay down some color and saturate the paper a bit.  

Step 3: Using Copic colors E35, E33, E31, and E30, begin shading each sand hill.  Darkest on top, working your way down to the lightest shade at the bottom.  These colors blend easily so this should be fairly easy.  

Step 4: Add tiny dots to each hill using the following Copic colors: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30.  Again, concentrate the darker colors towards the top of each hill and work down with the lighter shades towards the bottom.  

Step 5: Now it's time to work on the ocean.  Using B29, added some random lines in varying spots on top of your blue layer.  See below:

Step 6: Blend these lines with B26 and B24 until your water looks something like this:

Step 7: Using several yellow and orange makers, color in the sky.  Darkest shade next to your water, blending all the way up to the top of the scene.  (YR18, YR16, YR12, Y38, Y35)

Step 8: Add some white highlights to your water using a white gel pen.  Simply add some loose squiggly lines to the darkest parts of your water and across the bottom where these water meets the sand.  These will serve at the crests of your waves.  

Step 9: As a final touch, add your chosen die cuts, stamped images, and sentiment to your scene.  

Card Details:

Copic Colors:
Hippos: W0, W3, W5, R20
Sand: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Water: B24, B26, B29
Sky: YR18, YR16, YR12, Y38, Y35

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