Hi crafters, and cheers to you! Today I have a video for you showing off some Copic no-line coloring featuring stamps by Purple Onion Designs. I hadn’t even intended for this to be no-line coloring, but in order to get the look that I wanted – without strong, black lines – this is what it turned out to be.
At first I actually wanted to add lots of detail with my colored pencils on top of the Copic base, but as it turned out, I didn’t have the proper shades for bleached wood and I had my heart set on it. I googled images of wine barrels and found one that I just fell in love with and it had rusty metal rings and the wood was bleached. In the end, it turned out that I could do most of what I wanted with Copics, so I decided to record the video for you to show you how.
Since I was going for a look as realistic as possible I was experimenting with the shadow which would be cast by the metal rings, and how to show the roundness of the barrel itself. Turns out, you mustn’t add a lot of shadow around that middle ring – it will make it look as if the wood is curving inwards. I know because my first coloring had exactly that issue.
Next, I was struggling a bit to color in the rust color. I had Copic shades which were perfect for the actual color, but I was missing the texture. Rust usually makes stuff look corrugated, and there are pieces peeling off, etc. Since I had no clue whatsoever how to do that, I opted for the old “dotty” standby: I first put down a base layer of color and then grabbed the same colors and started to add dots which give the illusion of texture.
The rest of the image was easy to color, and you can color the grapes green for white wine, or purple for red wine. Since I am currently into red wine, purple it was for me 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions, please leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to reply to you.
Have a great day!
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