Baby Tiger with Light Ink

Hi there! Today I coloured up Tiger Baby with Copic markers and paired him with a sentiment from Stampendous' Perfectly Clear set called Friendship Assortment.

So you’re my guinea pigs today! I have seen a new colouring technique pop up here and there and I thought I would give it a shot and show you my results. This is the first time I’ve tried it, so go easy on me, ok??
Here’s the deal. Stamp with light ink:

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I stamped this image with “Scattered Straw Distress Ink” by Ranger. Yes Distress Inks work with Copics! I coloured two images at the same time in case I really screwed up – and I did – and I found out that you need to keep it light in order to 1) see the lines of the image and 2) keep the colours defined.

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Here he is all completed. It’s a much more subtle effect and it almost looks like I could have drawn him by hand – even though there’s NO WAY. Ever!

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A couple tips I picked up: you have to go over some elements with darker ink so they stand out (whiskers, eyebrows, shadows…), using my grey/black charcoal pencil technique doesn’t work! ( I used a brown chalk pencil instead).
Here are the Copics I used:
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Was this helpful? I hope you give it a try. Remember to keep it light!

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