Welcome to my blog Mindy Beverly Art Studio. I am an artist and a Stay at Home Mom to three beautiful children. This is a place where I will be sharing my paintings, paper piecing creations, tutorials, and creative expressions. I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Arizona State University, I love vibrant colors and enjoy combining them into dramatic color combinations in all of the work that I do. I hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting!
Step 1: First stamp Comfy Sweater Marci 2 times onto your choice of blending cardstock with Tuxedo Black Ink. Next use the Sweater Weather Background Stamp with Summer Sky Ink to stamp the sweater pattern onto one of the stamped Marci images. Then with your Copic E04 add the darkest shadow areas to the second stamped Marci image as shown below.
Step 2: Using first E11 and then E21 go over the shadow areas that you previously colored and extend your shading further down for each color used as shown below.
Step 3: Next using first E00 then E000, and lastly E0000 continue to shade over the previous shaded areas and extend the shading for each color used. Finish by coloring over the entire colored skin sections with your E0000 to blend your skin tones seamlessly.
Step 4: To give Marci her pink cheeks, add first your darker pink RV21 to the edges of Marci's cheeks. Then before the RV21 dries blend RV000 on just the edges of the RV21 towards the inside of Marci's face to give shape and depth to her cheeks.
Step 5: Using RV04 add shading to the darkest shadow areas of Marci's hat band, tank top, and leggings. Then add tiny dots along the shaded areas and extending just slightly into the non-shaded areas still using RV04.
Step 6: Repeat the same process above adding small dots over the previously shaded area and extending slightly further into the non-shaded area repeating for each color. Start with RV21, then RV10, and lastly RV000 as shown in the photo below.
Step 7: To color Marci's blonde hair, start by adding in the darkest detail lines with your E35, next go over those lines and extend further down her hair with E31.
Step 8: To finish the hair go over the same lines and extend them a bit further with E41. Then go over just the darkest shadow areas of Marci's hair with Y00 to add contrast and make the hair stand out.
Step 9: Fussy cut the hat, sweater, and boots from the second Sweater Weather stamped Marci. Paper piece the clothes by gluing them onto the coordinating areas of your colored Marci image. Next add the darkest detail and shadow lines with C3 to the hat, sweater and boots.
Step 10: To finish go over all of your C3 shadowed areas with C1 and extend the shading further. Then use a white gel pen to add highlight dots to the tights, hat, sweater, and boots.
I just Love the new Comfy Sweater Marci, she really is so much fun to color! The possibilities really are endless, and she could fit so many different occasions just depending on the color combo you use.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that my coloring tutorial inspires you to try out your own creations using La-La Land Crafts Amazing stamps and dies!
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