There were only 12 of us in this class, and I found it quite odd that only a few of us brought our markers with us. Even in my beginners class, everyone brought their markers. If you want full range to work with the different color combos and techniques, I do recommend that you bring your markers with you.
With the class, we got:
- Opaque White
- roll of Xpress It tape
- picture portfolio
- 72 marker wallet
- light source guides
The things I found challenging:
- coloring on Xpress It paper, I normally color on Papertrey Ink Paper
- coloring light to dark, I normally color dark to light
- I color slow...so I wasn't able to color as much as others did in class
On this sheet of images that Marianne drew, we did different techniques on the trees. I need to learn to use more of my lightest color. I'm also a really neat person, so it's hard for me to just scribble. But after doing a few, I like how some of my trees turned out.
Radial light was probably the technique I got and applied the best in class. The main light source is the candle and the light radiates from there. I can't wait to apply this to my own images, as Cupcake Ruby and Caroling Josh both have candles in them.
For depth, we should be using a range of colors in different values. Whatever color you pick as your base, you should be picking your mid tone to be about 12 numbers higher. So here you can see that I used RV00, 13, and 23.
There was a section on skin and hair. I concentrated more on the skin, since I'm more open to using different colors for hair. The color combos they gave us were E15, E11, and E50, then E11, E00, and BV00. I felt like adding the BV00 looked slightly like bruised skin. The black hair did tone it down though.
The only part of the class that I thought was boring was the Composition section. I already know and understand all of those basics, but it did give me an opportunity to color more and try to catch up.
Well, I hope you all have a great Friday! It's almost the weekend! I'll be getting my hair and nails done!