Monday, May 23, 2011

ICopic Weekly Challenge #31 - Shadows

Happy Monday! Welcome to another wonderful iCopic Weekly Challenge. This week's challenge is a great one. One I know that has challenged us all at one time or another and that is shadows. Shadows are key in so many ways. They ground our images and make them come to life. I chose the Plus One stamp set by Lawn Fawn to demonstrate. It's not only a super cute set, but the oven is a perfect image to use for this week's challenge. Let's go step by step.

Step 1: I started off by picking my light source to be on the right hand side. I then lightly drew an outline of how I imagined the shadow would be cast using W1. As you can see I added the shape of the top of the oven just to give it more of a realistic shadow.

Step 2: I then added in the cast shadows closest to the image on the left hand side and underneath the oven using W3.

Step 3: I blended out the cast shadows with W1 and then blended out the entire outline of the shadow with the colorless blender to soften the edges.

Hope you have fun creating shadows! iCopic has lots a great stamps and of course those wonderful Copic markers to get you shadowing. They also have in store a wonderful Shadows & Shading guide book to further develop your skills. It's a great resource to have. Hope you will join us for this week's challenge. We always look forward to seeing your creations! Be sure to visit the iCopic Blog for the challenge rules and to link up your challenge creation.

Thanks for visiting and Have a wonderful Monday!
Rachel Siggy

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Plus One (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: X-Press IT Blending Card Paper (Copic), Aqua Mist CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (MME)
Accessories: Cotton Candy Divine Twine, Button (Cosmo Cricket), Ribbon (American Crafts), Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles and 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation)

Copic Colors: 0, C1, C2, C4, E51, E53, R81, R83, RV17, RV19, W1 , W3


~amy~ said...

soooo cute Rachel!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

AHHHHHHHHH!!! I can't stand it! That is so dang cute! OMG I love that little pink oven! Great job!

Anonymous said...

aw, que cute y bonito! Tu sabes? Your biggest fan :) xoxo

Kerry said...

OMG!!! Totally AWESOME!!!!

Suzanne :O ) said...

super cute card! thanks for stepping out the coloring, you did a great job! :D

Pam Hornschu said...

I had no idea that you were designing for iCopic. Great shadow tutorial. Love the Lawn Fawn images.

Scrappychick said...

Totally adorable card, love that oven!!

Sara&Eva said...

ha ha ha! funny design!!