|Lesson One-The Color Wheel|
I am so excited to take this class. Sandy Allnock, to me, is the most gifted Copic colorist. She is a trained artist and excellent teacher plus she is pleasant, bright, funny and a good person. I love the art she creates from scratch with her Copic markers and she will use stamped images with hand created forests or etc for the backgrounds.
I previously took the online card classes Copics for Card Makers class and learned a lot. Since then I seem to have improved also. Sandy said that even experienced Copic users will likely learn something in this class so I was sold. I am not at an "experienced" level yet but that comment made me believe I would definitely learn from her.
In this first lesson we learned (actually I did learn it) about the color wheel. I knew about the color wheel before but have never tried to use it for anything so it was more of a concept for me. It was nothing I would ever use. I now have ideas of how to use it when selecting colors, plus I am sure we will be using it in class.
The coolest thing about this lesson was learning how to make multiple colors using just 3 markers. In the bottom of the image above is two circles with pie shapes in them. The one on the right was made using only three markers. I made all those different shades with just different amounts of blending between the three colors. Very cool.