Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Otter Variety 2 Birthday card

This one is for someone special who loves otters! I had fun combining some of the otters from the Otter Variety 2 clear stamp set at Whimsy Stamps.  I went all out with this one, making a scene! I first arranged the images where I wanted them on white Hammermill 100 lb cover copy paper.  I then masked the images and used Oxide inks to rough in the sky, water, and rocks.  At this point I removed the masks and proceeded to colour the otters with Copics, and a wee bit of coloured pencil on a couple of them.  Then I used coloured pencil to create some dimension in the rocks and give them shadows underneath.  Following that, I used a white acrylic ink pen to start doodling some foam and water trails coming off the rocks.  The ink was not "strong" enough, so I took my Copic white and a paint brush and filled in more and more foam and waves.  I used more coloured pencil on the water and sky to really bring it out and to brighten up the sky a bit, as I found the Oxide inks were a bit too dark for the sky. All in all I am happy with the result and I would use this method again for a seascape, minus the Oxide inks in the sky - next time, I would use Copics on the sky, as that way I can get the brightness I want. 
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Otter Variety 2 Clear Stamp Set:
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1 comment:

  1. Came to see all the steps, I love the detail in the ocean and rock and those cute as otters. You did such an amazing job xx