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Old 11-01-2008, 07:19 AM   #1
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I'm noticing on a lot of cards people are adding a light blue or gray shaddow around the focal image. It looks great and I'd like to do it, but I can't figure out how, mine always looks streaky. I've tried sponging and tried using an aquapanter/su inkpad, with no luck. Anyone know the trick and willing to share? Is this just marker? Copic? HELP!
For an example of what I'm talking about - see the bird under the SU GALLERY

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Old 11-01-2008, 08:09 AM   #2
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I don't know about that particular card, but I use my Copic markers for that look. I use B000 and C1, blended into white with my 00 Colorless Blender.

You can also try using a waterbrush and Soft Sky ink, but you really have to just get a teensy bit of ink so your color isn't overpowering. Just play with it a little and find what works for you!
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i use SU! pastels and for a more defined look I either pick up the pastel color on the tip of the pen or simply run the pen over the pastel section of my work. Dry pastels keep there chalky/shaded look... wet pastels have more of a water color/marker effect. Personally I prefer them dry for a general 'color glow' and apply them with cotton buds... see the gallery on my site for more examples of this.
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Thank you, I have been using pastels and it works OK, but not exactly what I'm trying to do-havent' tried the cotton bud yet, I will try that. I fear I'll need to buy copics....maybe santa will bring me some
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was there anything on your site about shadowing, I'm missing something?
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I would try a "google search" depending on what your color source is, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, copics, etc
I have a hard time knowing which side has the shadowing etc also,
here's one site with some help:
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If there's a particular card you like in the gallery, maybe you could try sending the person a pm to ask how she (he?!) did it.
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I have used both the Copic's and my Prisma pencils to get the Halo effect on an image. I have also used the SU Bashful Blue, I use this very lightly and I use the blender pen to try and make it softer looking. I read on a thread here, sorry not sure who it was, they make a mask of the image and place it over the image once it is colored in, then do the halo, this way you have less of a chance of going into the image line by mistake, hope that makes sense. I love to do this effect to most of my images, it give the illusion of depth.
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was there anything on your site about shadowing, I'm missing something?
not seeing it....
There are no tutorials on my site... my suggestion was to go into my gallery so she could see the type of cards I do... a lot of which I have used pastels on... to give her a better idea of what I was talking about.
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I use my N75 tombow & my fine aqua painter to do the shadows/halo's around my images.

I scribble the tombow onto a scrap of acetate/overhead transparency plastic & then pick up the colour with the aqua painter. I start softly, making sure that the brush is wet, & then add extra colour if it's needed.

I hope that this helps you out some & gives you another option.
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I have a tutorial on my blog you might be interested in. It's a very easy way to add a halo around your image......

http://artfullyila.blogspot.com/2008...-tutorial.html
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I use a sahara sand marker for my shadows you can see it in this link
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...00&ppuser=1577
After I have stamped and WC I just decide where my shadow will be then use the marker to make the shadow.
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I use copic markers for my "halo." There is a blog that is fantastic if your are using copic markers. Monday thru Friday she has a lesson a day. She recently covered highlights and shawdows including image halos.
www.ilikemarkers.blogspot.com

You will learn so much that can be applied to other color mediums as well.
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I use a blender pen to add shadows.
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Wow, that is a great site, thank you! Yup, NEED the copics. The things she did in September with the shadows is exactly what I was wanting. The sahara sand is great idea too, but its definatly copics. Looks like grays and blues and blender to start.... Thanks all for your ideas!
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I use tombo N89 (light tan) or 970 (light grey) and no streaking. I lightly go around the edge (no backtracking so no streaks). The shadow line is only about 1/8" thick.

I rarely halo, I like the effect, I just don't do it that often. When I shadow I consider where the light source would be as if I was standing in the sun and shadow the side where my own shadow would fall. The shadow line is only about 1/8" thick. If you shadow one image you probably should shadow all the images so you have a universal look.

Tip: If you use MS Word, there is a feature where you can add shadows to boxes, etc. It's on the Draw menu. It's a good way to see where a shadow could be placed.
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