I love Tulips!

Welcome to Passionate Paper Creations!  This is Rhea with Power Poppy Today sharing Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher

This is a digital image which is enlarge to 200%.  It is now framed in black with a black and white matting and proudly hanging on my wall of framed Power Poppy florals.

What I wanted to share with you today is the foliage.  If you look at the depth of the foliage it was created using many different color of greens.  To make something look like it is in the distance it needs to be a little darker with more of a gray tone to it.  If you are using Copic Markers this means you want to move more to the center of the Copic Color Wheel.  
I like to start with the shadows first or in this case what is in the background.
I started with YG61, 63 and 67 and colored the leaves that were behind the front leaves.
Next, In the deepest shadow areas I added G94 and 99 as these have more gray tones to them. 
Now I moved to the leaves that were in the front.  I used YG25, 17 with the highlight yellowish color being YG 21.  With these colors being more vibrant and lighter it helped bring them forward.

Now for the Tulips!  There are several colors used here ones you can't imagine using together.
RV52, 63, 66, 69, V12, 15, 17, Y00....Say what!!!!  Yup that's right.  It's all done in layers in the order listed.  with Y00 last where I left white starting at the end and flicking into the violets and purples.
These colors blending so well together and I actually had no idea what the plan was as I was just playing.  I figured I could always start over.  
Now back to G99 to add drop shadows under the leaves and flowers and blended a little with G94.

For the pitcher....Makenzie Child Pottery is one of my loves so I added the pattern and just went for it.  Although it isn't perfect I just don't care because it is art.  I used a multiline .08 in black to outline the black squares, A Spica to add dots of texture to the cream squares.  The final touches was adding a touch of color around the flowers and using V20 to ground the pitcher.

That's how you take a flat image and ad depth :)


Barbara said...

Rhea, I have been following you for years, but Never taking time to make comments. I know how much they mean to us creative bloggers. Your creations are so inspiring and this card and the coloring are so amazingly life like. Beautiful!

Davi said...

Oh my Gosh this is beyond Stunning!! It may be about the foliage but I cant take my eyes of the beyong AMAZING pitcher!! I LOVE Makenzie too and this looks just like one of their pieces! The whole thing is gorgeous, your coloring skills are unbelievable!!

Unknown said...

Hi Rhea! Absolutely love these tulips. They are beautiful!! I have a question, I am not finding colors V52,63,66 & 69 - are these Copic colors. Thanks so much.

Petra said...

Rhea this is so stunning the tulips are beautiful. I like the color of the tulips and I have looked at the colors you have used, But the RV 12 and 15 does not Exist.
Hugs Petra

Joanne said...

that is beautiful, great coloring. Such a good idea to enlarge it make it in to something you can hang on the wall. Thanks for sharing.

xx Joanne

Irene's Creations said...

Gorgeous job... Thanks for the colors you used!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Queen Rhea, I love that you framed it.