Saturday, October 1, 2022

Wizard In Training (Dragon image)

I have been having fun with Halloween cards that I'm going to mail out to the Grands! The first thing I did was print out Whimsy's Haunted Halloween Digital Scene and colour that in with Copic markers.  I used YG93, 95 and 97 on the hills, Neutral greys, 5N and 4N for the road and pathway up to the house, and black for the tree trunk/branches, with some Y13 in the windows of the house as well as a bit on the grass to show the glow of the lights shining just below the house.  I left the sky blank because I was planning to use Distress Oxide Inks for the sky. I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink on the top portion of the sky, and Shaded Lilac on the lower half, and it gave a misty, foggy appearance, and it also toned down all the greens of the grass, which is perfect for a spooky night scene!   
I printed the scene again on paper and cut out a mask.  Once I adhered the mask with liftable tape, I was able to create a starry sky using Copic White, which is very much like what I used to use (when I was in High School!) to cover typo's, White Out, or Liquid Paper as they were called back then.  I just used a wee bit of the Copic White on a small paint brush, and tapped the brush as I held it over the card, to get it to sprinkle the stars into the sky.  
For the main image, I used the sleeping dragon from the Wizard in Training set that came out recently. I had coloured it and fussy cut along the lines as closely as I could.  The colouring was first done with Copics, but then I followed that with some coloured pencil to deepen the shadows and draw on the scales. The pumpkins are die cut from Whimsy's Build A Pumpkin Patch Die set.  I coloured them with Copics (Y17, YR04, 18, E07, E19) first, and then used some coloured pencil again to darken the shadows, and I used black Copic to hand draw the faces. I made the sentiment strip by lining up some letters from the Boho Alphabet set. I had stamped it on white paper using Black ink, but thought the letters would look better if I coloured them orange.  I also coloured in between the letters so that it would blend in to the scene. 
The little sign that says "Boo" is from Gnome Trick or Treat digital image that I  printed and fussy cut. 
Once I adhered all the images to the card, I used a really dark pencil crayon to draw in the shadows underneath the dragon and pumpkins, assuring they would appear as part of the scene. 
I had a lot of fun with this one! I added a close-up and all the product links in case you want to purchase any of the Whimsy Products for yourself, and remember that if you use my links to make a purchase, I do get compensated, so thank you in advance, if that's you!

Thanks so much for popping by!


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