Hello crafters! Today I have a fun technique for you that might be perfect for all of those who struggle with creating backgrounds with their Copic markers.
The coloring acted on the fox is pretty straightforward: as always, I like to blend from dark to light to make sure I have enough space left for my highlights. On this particular image, I didn’t just use reds on the fox but also orange tones. I really like that tone that I get on him.
For the background, I want at the sky to be blue, but I didn’t want to mask off the trees to do this with my distress ink. I also didn’t want to color this with my Copic markers entirely — mainly because I’m lazy 🙂
The easiest solution to this was to use the stippling technique. For this technique, you basically apply dots in the area that you want to color. Traditionally, you would create shadows and highlights with larger and smaller dots. In my case, I decided to use different tones of blue to indicate shadows and highlights. But also the variation of density helps to create the illusion of the darks and lights.
Another aspect I really like about this project is the curved sentiment. It does take some preparation time to get it right, but it’s something rather unusual that you don’t see on every card and therefore I really think the effort is worth it.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you got inspired!