Saturday, January 09, 2010

Sweet Elephants

Something about this elephant from DRS Designs is just irresistable to me! He's (or she) has the cutest face... and it so much fun to color in!  I used my Copics for this one and used shades of Warm Grey for his body and shadows.  This is my favorite of the greys.  I added just a touch of pink inside the ear to match the pink background.

When I color with copics I like to start with the dark colors first and add shadows to the areas I think would need it.  For the elephant I started with W-5 for the bottom of the trunk, behind the ears and near the toes.  W-3 was used next and added over the top of W-5 so they blend in together without a hard line.  The remainder of the elephant was done in W-1 and, again, I colored over the areas previously colored with W-3.  The great thing about Copics is that you can continue to color over the same areas until the blending is to your liking. 

The second elephant was done in shades of Cool Grey, with light purple added in.    I used a warm grey on her toenails :)

Which grey do you prefer?

10 comments:

Sue said...

aww two gorgeous cards, luv the nellie so cute, sue.x

Jennifer E. said...

Such fun cards, Michelle! I love the colors you used for these! That green really pops on both cards.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is a toughy to say which one I like the best, I am thinking the first one but is that because there is pink in the background and the flowers, I don't know but I love them both!!

Jennifer Scull said...

they ae both really cute, but I think I like the second one best. gosh, anything you make is adorable! you make it so hard to choose! :)

Elaine said...

Very cute! I like the first one with the pink ears.

scrappingnana said...

What adorable cards. I like both of them, but maybe the 1st one a little better.

Samantha said...

Too hard to choose - love 'em both!

Robin McK said...

This card is amazing! I like the 1st gray better.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so cute, Michelle! Your coloring is wonderful.

Cathy Indelicato said...

How cute - love them!!!

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