Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CMC Challenge #1 w/Prize + B&W Tutorial by Rachel

When I saw this little Oliver image, I immediately thought of a black and white photo for some reason, so I thought it would be a great time to do a little tutorial on coloring an image using b and w (or greys, actually).

This also marks the first Color Me Copic CHALLENGE!  To enter the challenge all you need to do is:
  1. Create a NEW card or other project (no links to previous projects please) using the black and white technique demonstrated below
  2. Link your blog post using the InLinkz blue frog at the bottom of this post
  3. Upload it by 7/28!
The best part is that The Greeting Farm has generously offered the Oliver and Amelia "Journey" set as a prize!!!! The CMC team will pick the top 3 cards that demonstrate the best use of the technique and display them on the CMC blog, BUT the winner of the Journey  set will be picked randomly so everyone has a chance.

The Tutorial
You can use any color of grays that you like, I tend to use the "C's" but neutral and warm grays will work just fine.  For this image I'm using C1, C3, C5, C7, C9 and 0 (Colorless blender).  Ignore the 110, I didn't end up using it :0)

Last step and finished image!

Used the finished image on this card so you can see how it looks :0)

Image by The Greeting Farm (Oliver and Amelia "Journey" set)

Images: The Greeting Farm: Cheeky beauty; Cheeky glamour;
Skin: E40, 41, 43, background and outfits: W-1, -3, -5, -7,
100 and the colourless blender!!!


donna mikasa said...

Such a great tutorial, Rach! I'll have to give this a try!

Alice said...

thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Annette Bowes said...

Thankyou for a wonderful Tutorial Rach, have a great weekend, take careX:)

Robin said...

all the cards look fab! Hope to get my grey copics in the mail before it ends!!!

Leanne said...

Great tutorial! And congrats on your first challenge. It was really fun!

Robin said...

DT... wow.. your work is stunning... Robin

Stamping Cafe said...

Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial, Rachel! I had tons of fun learning and coloring!!

Mimi said...

Thanks for the fabulous tutorial! Love all the great tips on the blog! ;)

gobeagirl said...

I didn't get my idea done like I wanted to for this, but I am still going to work on it and post it soon. heehee Hugs, Lisa G

Lysa said...

Loved this challenge! Looking forward to many more challenges!!

Leanne said...

What a challenge! This was fun! All of the submissions are awesome! Lookin' fwd to the next one. :)

Ellen Taylor said...

I see I could learn a lot from your site! Thanks!