For my first card of 2020….I’m adding Copic details to a Humpack whale on a rather old stamp set; I love this little whale! There are two in the set along with punny sentiments….be sure to get to the end of this post for a second video from back when the set came out!

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COLORING TIPS

I used a very simple collection of colors – mostly greys, but with blues for the undercoat of the whale and different blues for the pale background. The contrast provides the “pop” on this card instead of strong color.

The textures can be created in a variety of ways – marker strokes (pressing hard for thick lines, barely skimming the surface to make thin lines), dots, dotted lines. Don’t forget the colorless blender for both fixing areas and adding extra texture. And oh – that white pen! ha. I wonder if I could use it on every card for the whole year!?

FINISHING TIPS

The simpler the image, the more I tend toward a white-on-white look; even though the coloring is detailed, all the white on the colored paper and the card base really set off the whale and draw attention to him!

ANOTHER VIDEO!

This one was back from when this stamp set came out, in case you want another way to use the set; you can see the blog post HERE.

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