Hay bloggers, this is Barbara and I’m here with a tutorial to share on how I colored a night nighttime sky. Alyce had asked about it with one of my other projects I had made so I thought it would be great to share with everyone. Here’s the finished project and what I’m aiming for then below I’ll go through a step by step.
For this project I wanted to color my image first. I had merged together Ashlyn and the Hollywood Sign then colored it keeping in mind there would be a lot of blue in the sky so I wanted to stay away from those colors. Once the image was finished I drew a box around it so I would know how far out I needed to take the sky.
The colors I used for the sky is the large range in the blue from B91 to B99 since it gives me the most colors to work with in the same hues. From the bottom I worked with B91 and colored up using flicking motions. This gives the edges a lighter layer of ink so it helps blend it better with the next color. From the top I used B99 and colored down.
Next I used B93 to add to the bottom, using flicking motions, and blending in as I go. You can see on the right side where I added the B93 and how the flicking was both on the top and bottom. However, I didn’t like how the shading was coming and wanted it to be darker so on the left side I worked down the whole range so I could get a feel for the rest of the image. I’ve marked off on the side the basic “block” of color I was laying down.
Now that I had an idea of where I wanted the transition lines to go, I continued to lay down the colors with a flicking motion. I would alternate between using the dark colors and light colors so gradually the flicking would blend in the colors. It’s difficult to go around the image so on this one you can kinda see a halo effect around Ashlyn.
Finally, the last thing would be to add the stars. If you are going to be making your project right away, then save the stars for the very last to give he gel pen a chance to dry. This is what I did, however, other times I will let the project rest a day or two before I worked with it again. I add more stars in the darker part of the sky than the lighter part and also make sure to draw different sizes of stars.
Oh, and one more thing, I used Zoe’s long hair tutorial and coloring tips to color Ashlyn’s hair. It was a little different to use it on curly hair and I’ll need to practice my flicks around curves but the tutorial was great and very helpful. Well, that wraps up this tutorial and hope that you’ve been able to gleam some useful tidbit along the way. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great week! Cheers!
Make it Crafty Products:
Colored with Copic Markers
Sky (B91, B93, B95, B97, B99)
Hair (E51, E35, E37, E47, E49, T5)
by Barbara (http://ForgottenScraps.blogspot.com)
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