Saturday, 22 August 2015

Simply B - Ohio Cheerleader

I'm so excited to post my fourth and final project for the Simply B stamps colourist tryout!  (details here)
This is Simply's B's Ohio State Cheerleader.  I had a little trouble with the hair but I think I recovered ok.  It's hard to flick around curves!
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04
Hair: E42, 44, 47, 49
Skirt: R14, 35, 59
Sweater: C03, 05, 07, 09

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Simply B - Florida

Here is my third of four entries to the Simply B Stamps colourist tryout.

This happy gal is Miss Florida.

Copics used:
Skin - E31, 34, 37, 39 R20
Hair - E53, 55, 57, 59
Top - YG06, YG09, G19
Shorts - B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Oranges - Y21, YR16, YR09, E08

Monday, 17 August 2015

Simply B - Arkansas Amy

Today I'm back with the second of four images in my tryout to be a Simply B colourist on the Simply B blog.  This is Arkansas Amy.  I won't lie, I have noooo idea what Arkansas has to do with gems!  I'm a Canadian girl!  lol.  But actually I found those gems pretty hard to colour.  All those angles, I couldn't figure out the light source.
I added a Spica pen to make the gems glitter, but it doesn't show in the picture.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04
Hair: R24, 29, 59, E18
Dress: C03, 05, 07, 09, 100
Gems: B23, 26, 29, R43, 35, 29, G03, 05, 16, 19

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Colourist tryout - Maine

There's a colouring contest going on over on the Simply B blog and I've decided to enter.  Betty has released four new Betty's representing US States.  The winner will be the official colourist for the remaining States that are released.  Exciting, huh?

My first of the four is Maine Mermaid.  Thanks to my new hex chart I was able to come up with some new combos I'm really happy with!

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04, R20
Hair: N8, BV17, N4
Lobster: R43, 14, 24
Tail: YG11, BG13, B23, BV13, BV08
Flipper: YG11, 13, 09
Sand: E33, 35, 37

Sunday, 9 August 2015


Day 10 of my colouring practice was yet another Saturated Canary digi, this one called "Kisses".  I used my new hex chart to come up with some new colour combos.

Copics used:
Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04 R20
Hair - R81, 83, 85, 89
Apron - C03, 05, 07, 09, 100
Boots - W01, 03, 05, 07, 09
Blue - BG000, 02, 05 B06, 18, 99
Green - YG05, 09, G19, BG78
Purple - BV00, 02, 04, 08, 29

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Hexagon Copic Chart

Have you Copic lovers seen this tool?!?!?  MIND BLOWN!

I have always used the standard copic chart.  But I don't find it too useful in creating new colour combinations.  This amazing chart groups by colour instead of numerical value.  It'll make it so much easier to create combos now!

You can purchase the chart here for $5.99 US.  It comes as a download with one file blank to colour, and the other pre-coloured. There's a second page just for the greys.   I've added my own watermark just to protect the original owner, Sandy Allnock's copyrights.

Hope you find this useful too!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Vintage Swim

Happy long weekend to all my Canadian friends!

I spent most of the day by the pool, but got some colouring in too.  Also, for the first time, I used PicMonkey to add a background to my colouring.  I always feel it looks so plain without being on a card - this certainly helped!

Copics used:
Skin E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04 R20
Lips: R43, 46, 59
Suit: B60, 63, 66, 69
Cap: YG91, 93, 95, 97, 99
I had originally coloured it orange, so that's why the hue is a bit off
Flower: BV 20, 23, 25, 29