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Old 11-12-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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I've just started playing around with my new Copic markers and would like some advice on my shading and highlights. I know that I'm heading in the right direction, but it's still very amateurish and I'd like to improve, but not sure how. I know the light direction should come from one place, here it's from the left front, but I don't know how much highlighting is appropriate or what shape and size it should be, especially on the rose petals. Do you know what I mean? Can you tell I'm a perfectionist? LOL!

One other thing, no matter how hard I try, I can't get my Lipstick Red to blend! I used Lipstick Red, Chinese Orange, Chrome Orange, Yellowish Shade and Pale Yellow for the flower; those were my only orange/red/yellow markers that I own. The leaves were done with Yellow Green and Pea Green and a little Olive. Again, I am very limited in colors(for now!).

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Old 11-12-2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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hun which card in your gallery are you referring to?
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:33 PM   #3
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Im no professional, but i think it looks really good! The leaves look very nice. All the petals look great too. "if" you added more highlights, I would think they would go on the larger petal in the front where there is no white, just orange.

Overall, I think you did great though!
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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ok i see it now i think it is actually very pretty you did a wonderful job on it
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I put a picture of it in my gallery, too. It's even bigger so you can really see all the details (and mistakes!)
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very pretty - nicely done!
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It's stunning!!!! You're definitely doing something right!
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Very pretty. The colors are very vibrant.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:25 PM   #9
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My mom is a commercial artist and this looks as good or better than some of her work.
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you did an amazing job....it is very beautiful.
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THUD!!!

Okay...you are doing an amazing job! I love the depth of color and hue you have. The only critique would be to add a bit more highlighting to the very front petal...

I only hope I do so well with mine when I get them. WOW!!!
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Absolutely AMAZING!!!!
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I think you did a STUNNING job. Nice highlights, beautiful colors, smooth. Nothing not to love.
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WOW!!!!!!
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If there are mistakes - I sure don't see them! This is really beautiful work!!!
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This is just gorgeous. Your shading is done very, very well. I couldn't begin to tell you what it needs if anything. All I know is it looks wonderful in all ways.
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I think you did a great job. Holy Cow! I really like how you made sure to make the interior of the flower petals a darker color and then lighter as you went out. It gives it a lot of depth instead of just 'laying flat' on the paper.
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Thank you all so much for your compliments and comments! I definitely have more confidence now in my work. A couple things I need to work on are not being afraid to leave white space and not needing to color every inch. I have a tendency to overwork a space with color. Again, thanks for all the encouragement! I'll keep practicing.
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LOL, OK, I'm looking for the "mistake" card? All I see is a drop-dead GORGEOUS rose!
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