I always pick out my papers and embellishments first. I think it is easier to color your image accordingly, rather than the other way around.
When I use Copics, I find that Momento Ink works best. Just my opinion of course! I tend to pick 3 shades of one color. A light, medium, and dark shade.
I outline the perimeter in the lightest shade, then go back over it with the darkest shade. Why you ask? Placing the lightest shade down first will allow the darker shade to "move."
Take your medium shade and pull the dark color towards the center of the image. But be sure to leave the center untouched. Take your lightest color and finish dragging the darker colors in towards the center. If you want the center even lighter, use the blending pen to take away some of the color.
Sometimes, I will go back and add a bit of darker pink to the corners and "shadows." Then drag it out again with the medium or light color.
Add your touches of green to the leaves......since the area is so small I don't worry too much about blending.
I colored her skin and added a bit of pink to her cheeks and created shadows under her chin and neck.
For the sun, I did the same technique as her dress. I outline the sun with the lightest yellow, go back over it with the darkest yellow, use the medium yellow to "drag" the colors towards the center. Then finish dragging the colors with the lightest shade of yellow.
Again.......I chose 3 shades of blue for the cloud......light, dark, medium.......
I used 3 shades of brown for the dirt........
2 shades for the grass........
Here is a cool technique to add texture to the dirt and grass........grab a bottle of blending solution and an old rag.
Pour a bit of the blending solution onto the rag........and dab the grass and dirt......
I added some Stickles to the flowers for extra texture and glitz........
I hope that made sense! If not, feel free to e-mail me...... : ) I am by no means an expert, and I know many people color in different ways......it's just this way has worked well for me!
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Have a WONDERFUL MONDAY!!!!