Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Coloring Your Own Drawings with Spectrum Noir

Spectrum Noir Markers are not just for stamping. I like to use them in my original artwork. 

I have been hooked on faces and am having a ball sketching features. I started this piece by adding a soft background with with the eBrush System and Spectrum Noir Marker FS2 onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. I drew a rough sketch of a face.

I laid down pencil, then blended the pencil with the alcohol markers. I just kept playing with color - using the chisel tip for blending large areas - until I was happy with the results. To me, this technique creates an painterly, artsy look - which I really dig!  This was a lot of fun because I could easily blend over any booboos I made. :o)

The flower in her hair is from Sheena's Floral Fantasy EZMount Stamp Set - Wild Rose & Hibiscus.

Crafter Companion Supplies Used:
Sheena's Floral Fantasy EZMount Stamp Set - Wild Rose & Hibiscus
Spectrum Noir Markers Blender, CT3, DG2, DG3, DR3, DR5, DR7, EB5, FS2, FS3, FS8, IGI, IG3, PP2, TN4, TN5, TN6, TN7, TN8

A full list of supplies is shown at the bottom.

Shout out: This piece was inspired by Jane Davenport and Pam Carriker. Both are talented mixed media artists. I have their books and have taken on line classes from them. Jane actually does a tutorial on this technique in her Supplies Me! Class using Spectrum Noir Markers.

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1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderfully done. I cannot draw that well. And, your colored it perfectly.