Friday, August 20, 2010

Creating Concrete and Grass Background

The super sweet and fabulous MazKenzie has provided another awesome tutorial for us today on how to create concrete sidewalks and grass!

MacKenzie Bruckler

Today I thought I'd share a simple tutorial on how I drew the sidewalk and grass on the card below. Using a Copic multi-liner pen and a straight edge, draw in a sidewalk.
Continue until your sidewalk is the size you want it.
Here's what mine looked like when I was done.
Start with a Copic C7 and go around all the edges.
(I use the chisel tip for all of these steps)
Next, blend in C5 around the edges.
Finally, fill in with C3.

I usually like to add a little grass also.
To do that, I make a thick line with the chisel tip of YG17.
(This will help avoid white spaces in between your blades of grass)
Choose a darker shade of green, and make small strokes with the brush tip.
Then fill in with various shades to finish off.
Here's what my finished image looks like.
I really hope this was helpful! Give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by.

Images by Pink Cat Studio


mforquer said...

Wow, this is great - thanks so much for the tutorial!

Melissa S said...

Thanks for the fantastic tutorial MacKenzie! I'll have to try this very soon!

Grandpuce said...

I'm just curious... did you mask the image of the little girl and the bird to do this?

Berenice R. said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

scrapn_momof2 said...

Super helpful!! Thanks for the tutorial.

Amy said...

Wonderful tutorial McKenzie!

Crystal said...

Fabulous tutorial, one I will DEFINITELY be using!

Crafty Jenn said...

Grea tutorial MacKenzie! Now to just get my hands on a multi liner....

Sammi said...

Great tut thanks :D

Becky said...

This is adorable, I must try this..thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

Wow,how brilliant,really fancy trying this,TFS,Julie.x

Sonia said...

Thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

Ellen said...

your blog is amazing!