Sunday, 15 August 2010

Copic Creations DT - Reflections

I did two for Copic Creations this time but am not entirely happy with either of them. The challenge is reflections, and the problem was finding an image.  I really did make a mountain out of a molehill here. Any image would have done, stood in a puddle, by a river and last night I wished I'd done Tilda and Edwin skating on ice that would have been great to use reflections on - too late was the cry - again!!


This first one was a digi image I eventually found at HERE at  Just Inked Digital stamps. I didn't turn it into a card I think it might become a small calender. As the water was 'flowing' I made the reflections soft and imprecise.
The Copics use (too many to mention) but basically the greens are the G20's and the brown the E 30's.



This one - well for some reason I had the vision of a child playing in the sea, I searched everywhere for an image to no avail, so I thought I'll draw one. This I don't find difficult, but turning it into a line drawing suitable to colour - I'm useless at - her hair wouldn't go the way I wanted (curling softly over her face) so I ended up piling it on top of her head - not really a suitable style for a child but I ended up losing patience with it. This is where cunning took over - I scanned the image into my computer, copy and pasted, faded the copy to  almost invisible flipped it upside down and placed it at the bottom of the original and then printed it out. This left me with a faint outline as a guide for the reflection then it was just a case of building a little colour into it and giving it the slightly blurred edge that reflections often have.

Our very own Suzanne (Dean) is sponsoring us this week with
  She’s an awesome Copic teacher and has provided a very generous and exciting prize this week for one VERY lucky participant of our Challenge No. 33 will be
A Copic Class from the Color Me Creative Classroom!!!
(Wish I could win this one!!!) 'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week - so off you go - get cracking!!

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33 comments:

Marley said...

I love both Heather even if you dont hihi!! I love how you draw and your coloring is amazing.. xx Marley

Renkata said...

my, my, my Heather, what are talking about dear you are an artist. I am sitting here and still can't take my eyes of your cards.
The first one is very beautiful, the second one just adorable.
I think you are ready to make your own stamps!!!
Bravo!!!!

Pia said...

wooooow what a beautiful cards you have made, lovely details.
hugs Pia

Sandra1968 said...

I think both cards are beautiful. And your drawing is great!

Lorraine said...

wow i think that they are both excellent and the way you have done the reflections is clever you should be very pleased with these xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Ermmm...WOWWW!!! Just love both of your pieces...but the fact that you drew that little girl...well, she's fabulous!! Go you! :)

Paula said...

Speechless - that second one is incredible.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/
AND that doesn't mean I don't like the first - just that the second took my breath away.

Lora said...

Wow Heather you have went and done it again, your drawing is fabulous!! You really should have your own line of stamps you know!
Your colouring in the first card is amazing and the way you done the reflection on your own image is just genius. You are way too hard on yourself, I would be over the moon if I could draw half as good as you!!
Hugs Lora xx

Alaine said...

I saw the girl card on Copic Creations blog and it was my favorite. I came to find out how you colored it to find out you DREW IT! OMG! This is amazing. AMAZING!!!! As for the girls hair... that is kind of the style now - - messy pony tails. So... for me it was perfect.

Marie said...

Your first piece looks like a painting to have on wall to me. It's wonderful. And your second one is so adorable! You are too hard on your self! It's stunning pieces of yours!
xMarie

Tasha said...

Wow Heather both creations are fabulous. I absolutely love the second one - the reflection in thewater looks amazing! i cant imagine how you even start to attempt this look - amazing
love tasha xx

mycardz said...

Well you sneaky little lady! You never mentioned that you DREW the second image!! O-M-Word, Heather, you are definitely ready to be an illustrator - wowzers! (I'll be happy to be on your DT too!) :) I'm totally floored and actually speechless - doesn't happen to often either. Both are amazing creations, I could go on and on about how stunning they both are, but I'd fill up this tiny little comment box quite quickly!! LOL Wow, wow, wow! These BOTH deserve frames ... Seriously! Love em! hugz, Mary

angelwhispers said...

Just gorgeous Heather two really beautiful scenes!! Love them Chanelle xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow you are amazing Heather your drawing is incredible! Way to go your talent is stunning!
Such beautiful cards and coloured to perfection!
hugs
kim x

Tammy said...

WOW...both cards are fabulous but I came to see where you got the little girl playing in the ocean. DANG...you drew that!?! FABULOUS!! I was ready to go buy that image! :) Wanna sell the line art!?! *wink wink* Because I would so buy it!!!!

Georgia said...

Gorgeous card Heather, I love your fabulous colouring and the colours and papers look stunning together! :) Love, Georgia xx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
two stunning cards, they are beautiful, how can you not be happy with them?? Your little girl image is gorgeous you should be designing digi images hun, you talented lady, sue,x

Rosie said...

OMG, this is fabulous! I love the image you drew....definitely a masterpiece if you ask me! The way you color your reflections is AMAZING! I would definitely take classes from you! Love everything about both cards...truly pieces of art!

Jane Wetzel said...

Omgoodness Heather...you are incredibly talented!

Lilian said...

Heather, you're nuts! Both your cards are fantastic! Don't know why you're unhappy with them. Gorgeous work as always! :) Your drawing is genius! She's an original HB creation - you should be proud!

Elborgi said...

wonderful!!!!!!!!

Hugs Elma

debby4000 said...

WOW Heather they're stunning, adore the little girl you're very talented.
luv
Debby

Janette said...

What a fantastic image,oh I would love this,brilliant.xx

Julie said...

Both cards are lovely Heather, you really are too hard on yourself. I love the second one.

Squirrel said...

You drew the child? Wow. Just wow.
Rosey x

joey said...

Heather Hun you need to open up your own digi images store this girlie is absolutely beautiful and her hair looks gorgeous. Joey.x

Jodi said...

WOWZERS Heather!! I just love both images but seriously when I saw the second one, it was my most favorite!! A terrific artist you are for sure!! I'm just floored!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Cheryl said...

Heather, you are an artistic genius! Your drawing is amazing as are your coloring (and computer) skills! This is gorgeous!

Leigh said...

Well after reading what you did for the second card I'm just speechless. What an artist you are Heather. I wouldn't even know where to begin to use the computer to alter your image like you did. Fabulous work. The top scene is just beautiful and I love the colouring.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Both cards are fantastic, but I just LOVE that one of the girl in the water!! Stunning!

Rose said...

Your work is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Jerri said...

I stumbled upon your site from Copic Creations. This card is amazing. I would love to learn how to do reflections. I will have to see if I can find some instruction on the net. I am Copic Certified but really just a beginner. Your work is awesome and inspiring for me. I will be following your site for sure!

Anonymous said...

I have been browsing thru your blog...I am in awe. Your work is fabulous, you colour beautifully and then you draw and have computer skills??? Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful artwork. I am so inpsired.

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