Tiffany Doodles is sponsoring this challenge. Tiffany Richards creates stamps based on images from her own photographs. She has some really beautiful bird images. I'm using a Goldfinch image from a set of EK Success Martha Stewart stamps that I already have in my stamp collection. The Goldfinch is the New Jersey State Bird so it seems appropriate that I should focus on creating a card using this beautiful native bird.
There are at least 9 different Copic techniques used in my entry for this challenge. How many of them can you name? If you've taken any of my Copic classes, you'll recognize at least some of them as we have gone into detail about and repeated many of them. This is a perfect example of why you need to know about the many ways to use Copic markers and why it's important to practice using those techniques.
I filled this image then used some of the same colors to create the background dots in this version:
I felt as though that might be a little too bold and took away from my Goldfinch.
So, I tried to lighten the dotted background by using the 00s of the same color families in this version:
Oh, I think that's much better. The effect is there and the background is much softer and subdued. I like that version. Then I tried to use a sky-toned outline shadow in this version:
I like that too but it wasn't exactly giving me the speckled kind of natural background that I think a Goldfinch would have if it were resting on a tree branch. I decided to airbrush, using the same colors as I used to fill the image, with the addition of violet as the contrasting color to the yellow in the Goldfinch. This is the version that I adhered to my card:
So take a good look at all 4 versions and see if you can find where these 10 different Copic techniques were used:
1. 3-Tone Smooth Blending
2. Deliberate Streaking
3. Opaque White
4. Outline Shadow
7. Fading with Lighter Color
8. Fading with Colorless Blender
9. Tip-to-Tip Blending
10. Pushing Designs