mercredi 19 juin 2013

Make It Crafty Sunset Tutorial

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here - have you seen the second Make It Crafty Colouring Challenge is live on Facebook (HERE)? This time, it is all about backgrounds! Any coloured backgrounds, or backgrounds with clouds, or sunsets - you choose which of the three levels you want to play with! So today, I'm sharing a tutorial about sunsets. 

For this tutorial, I have made a simple scene using 2 MIC stamps - the gorgeous Summer Dreams and my all time favourite background The Beach, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Langton watercolour paper. The colouring of the scene is done using Caran d'Ache Neocolor II ( watersoluble wax pencils) and Faber-Castell Polychromos.


Sunset A copyr MIC 1

STEP 1: I have selected 5 colours typical of a sunset to create a gradation (Canary Yellow 250, Orange 030, Vermilion 060, Ruby Red 280, Crimson Alizarin 589). Please note, for my sunset, I'm using Neocolor II watersoluble pastels which I like for their intense colours but you can use any other watercolour pencils.


Sunset B copyr MIC 2

STEP 2: Apply colour from the lightest to the darkest, making sure your colours overlap every time you use a new colour. Don't press too hard, you don't need to really cover all the surface and you don't want very strong pencil strokes which you may have problems making disappear.


Sunset C copyr MIC 3

STEP 3: With a wet brush, dissolve the colour. I start at the top where the lightest colour is and make a gesture from left to right then right to left an again left to right going down little by little towards my darkest colour. When I am at the bottom, I keep doing the same movement, this time going back towards the top and that's it. I like having some trails which recall the clouds and trails in the sky. The photo shows the result and the margins give you an idea of the horizontal movements I made with my brush.


Sunset D copyr MIC 4

STEP 4: I'm now going to add clouds, very easy with Neocolor II since they are opaque. I use Ultramarin Pink (which is between pink and light purple) and draw long thin shapes to represent the bottom of the clouds. I try to fill the background a little and put some clouds on visible colour transitions.


Sunset Ea copyr MIC 5A

STEP 5: On top of the Ultramarin Pink added in Step 4, I now add just a touch of Light Cobalt Blue 661, then a bit of Light Grey 003 and blend everything with my White 01, also expanding the surface of the clouds. As a finishing touch, I add some orange at the bottom of the clouds, for the reflection of the sunset light. Once the clouds are done, I add some white to the reddest parts of my sunset to tone them down a bit. Here is a close-up...

Sunset Eb Close up copyr MIC 5B


STEP 6: Now all that's left to do is colour the rest of the scene! PLEASE NOTE: I have used watercolouring for all the background, but Polychromos pencils to colour my character and shells (no watercolouring on them).

Sunset F copyr MIC 6


And here is the finished card with the details of all the pencils I used...

Sunset Gb copyr MIC 7B

NEOCOLOR II (used for the background)
Sky: Canary Yellow 250, Orange 030, Vermilion 060, Ruby Red 280, Crimson Alizarin 589
Clouds: Ultramarin Pink 083, Light Cobalt Blue 661, Light Grey 003, White 01, Orange 030
Sea: Turquoise Blue 171, Malachite Green 180, Phthalocyanine Blue 162, Prussian Blue 159
Island: Toledo Brown 028
Sand: Ochre 035, Raw Siena 036, Sahara Yellow 521

POLYCHROMOS (used for the character and shells)
Skin: Light Flesh 132, Cinnamon 189, Burnt Ochre187, Sanguine 188
Hair: Light Yellow Ochre 183, Raw Umber 180, Burnt Umber 280
Dress and hat: Light Cobalt Turquoise 154, Phthalo Blue 110, Indanthrene Blue 247, Violet 138, Black 199
Ribbon: Black 199, Light Magenta 119, Pink Madder Lake 129, Crimson 134
Shoes: Raw Umber 180, Burnt Umber 280, Black 199
Shells: Ivory 103, Chrome Yellow 109, Orange Glaze 113, Yellow Ochre 183

Sunset Ga copyr MIC 7A

List of Make It Crafty products used
Summer Dreams
The Beach
Swirly Corners

Challenges I am entering:
Cards Und More - Summerfun
Crafty Sentiments - Fun In The Sun
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Summer theme

I hope you will want to try sunsets, or clouds, or any coloured backgrounds and join us on Facebook to play! Thank you very much for your visit!
Delphine xx

24 commentaires:

  1. OMGosh! This is GORGEOUS! I love the tutorial and will have to try this out! Beautiful job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps AND Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope to see you play along with both of us again soon!! :)

  2. Merci pour ce tuto ;)
    Je suis toujours admirative devant ce que tu fais...

  3. Awesome, Delphine! Fab tutorial and beautiful results! Will have to get out my watercolour pencils and try something similar - I've never tried polychromos like you've used on the image, but the finish is just lovely! Hugs, Lisa x

  4. c'est de toute beauté une vraie merveille! merci pour ce fantastique tuto !
    oh et merci de participer à crafy sentiments

  5. This is stunning Delphine!!
    XXX Heidy

  6. Hallo! Wunderschön deine Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More. Liebe Grüße Doreen

  7. Wow Delphine this is amazing. Love it. The scene is fab and love the colouring with the pencils.
    Hugs Sharon x

  8. OOOOhhhh! This is just PERFECT!
    Love, love, love this tutorial and I'm certainly going to give this a try myself, guess I'll have to practice a lot, but I love the effect of a whole image and very few embellies.

    Bye from the ( too hot) Netherlands,


  9. OMG! This is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is out of this world! Loooove the background. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  10. Holy smokes, this is incredible!!!!!

  11. WOW! This is just gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial too. Hugs, Robin

  12. so stunning delphine.gorgeous image and your scene is fantastic ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! So love this Delphine - thanks for sharing your creative process with us and also for joining us at Pollycrafts!

  14. Stunning and a fantastic tutorial!
    Helen x

  15. Absolutely beautiful!! What an amazing scene, and stunning colouring! really must try this!
    thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge!

  16. wow, what a wonderful card and fantastique coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at cards and more!


  17. WOW that is absolutely beautiful! love the scene. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  18. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz xx

  19. Hi Delphine, wow, this is really a wonderful scene, great and fantastic colouration.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge.

    Hugs Claudia

  20. Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I were on that beach! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  21. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Cards und More….
    Hugs Michaela

  22. This is a wonderful tutorial Delphine, Thank you so much. I have just about every medium you can think of and don't use them have encouraged me to get started.
    Gorgeous Creation, I love the amount of detail you have put into it.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  23. Absolutely gorgeous Delphine and thanks so much for the great tutorial. Thanks also for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  24. WOW! This background and your coloring are so amazing! I love this scene you created. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!