Monday, January 31, 2011

Copic Coloring Craze - Tutorial

I have been a fan of the images from Beccy's Place Blog for a while and decided I would use one of her images for a tutorial.  You can go HERE and download the image for free and follow along.  Beccy is so sweet to offer her amazing images for your coloring pleasure.  So get your image and grab your Copics and lets have some fun!

Be sure to print the image on Copic compatible paper, and I recommend you use laser printer so the ink doesn't smear when you color over the lines.  But if you dont have this then you can still play just know you might not get the same results.

Grab your Copics:  YG67, YG63, YG03, E57, E35, E33, R59, R46, R35, 0

Using your YG03 I like to color the spot that I want highlighted.  This gives me a point of reference.

Add YG67 to the area you wish to have the shadows.

Next you will use YG63 and slightly overlapping the darkest (YG67) color in small circles until they are blended.

Bring back in the YG03 over all leaf to blend and make it pop.  Don't over do it or you will need to bring the darkest shade back in again.

Now we will work on the chocolate.  Using E33 I color the area I wish to be the lightest so I have reference.  You can color each section separate to keep the paper moist as you work rather then all 3 sections at once, but i am doing this as reference so you can visually see it.  

Get your E57 and color the area you wish to have as the shadow

Using the medium brown tone E35 soften the dark line and work your way outward

bring back in the lightest E33 to smooth out the medium tone and feather into the area that is going to remain light.

It's time for reds....Grab the E35 and color the portion that you wish to have as the highlighted area

Now add in your shadow with the R59

And to blend it add the R46 to smooth the R59 out...

And finish it off by smoothing them all out with the R35 again

Lastly...yup, we are almost done...
I added some deep shadows under a few of the leaves with the R59 and used the Blender pen (0) to remove some of the ink for shiny highlights.  I used W3 to put a shadow under the strawberries to finish it off.

Thank you for playing along.  I would love to see what you have done with this image/coloring as I am sure Beccy would too.  See you again soon with some more FUN!

Jenn Dove

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Little Note

 Just a little note to tell you all I love you!!  Thanks to all for your support, and your amazing talent.  I have been enjoying teaching those that are taking my classes.  I appreciate reading all the comments on my blog from you long-distant fans.  You all keep me going!!  I look forward to this new year and all the excitement that follows.  Keep up the great work.

Copic marker  Y17, Y38, R59, R46, R35, W3

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stampendous JUMBO Cling

Stampendous has a HUGE announcement! It's so BIG they just can't wait any longer to tell you!

JUMBO CLING IS HERE!  These huge stamps are just amazing.

Stampendous is so excited to show you their latest release's  as am I.  I have entered this image into Stamping with Markers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  You can enter the challenge also HERE.


Jumbo Rose Cling - CRS5006
       Stampendous Sentiment - SSC1117
       Copic - R46, R89, R0000, RV23


Jumbo Dahlia Cling - CRS5007
Stampendous Quote - CRN040
Copic - RV06, RV02
Stampendous also has the Jumbo clear blocks that fit the JUMBO stamps perfectly.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Yetta Bug Love Card

Here is the sweet Yetta Bug in all her glory.  She was drawn in memory of my grandma Yetta.  Today would have been her birthday.  She lived a full life to the amazing age of 100.

You can get this image at DoveArt Studios for your own.  I think this image would be a wonderful Valentines Day image.


Copics used:  R89, R46, R59, R17, 100, YR31, E35, E31, E33, E08, YR0000, W1, W3, W5, W7, YR00, E37, G21, YG03, G94, 0

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Meet Gerry Giraffe

He is quite charming and can be used for grown up cards as well as for kiddos.  Here I made him for a younger audience.  I think he is just plain cute!  He was easy to color too.  You can find him HERE at DoveArt Studios for only $1.50...what a deal!

Gerry Giraffe - DoveArt Studios
Copic - RV10, RV34, G21, Y15, Y17, W1

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's Official! DoveArt Studios online

DoveArt Studios' store is now officially online.  If you saw an image you liked,  and I drew it, you will find it HERE.  I will post as new stuff is uploaded.  The link is also located on the side bar of this blog.  Thank you for all the support you all have given me over the years.  This is the site that the Build-A-Book will be able to be purchased from once it is complete.  Now to find more hours in the day!

Plump Birdie - DoveArt Studios
Copics used:  E53, R02, YR00, Y28, YR31, B32, B93, B95

Warning, Warning! Super Exciting Stampendous Blog Hop coming!

Starting at 10am PST on Saturday, January 29th.  Stampendous is showing off a HUGE surprise.  BE READY!  Tons of stamps waiting to be given away!  All new releases!


You know you want this cupcake stamp already!  It will be available to you right after CHA, that is this weekend!  Be on the lookout for it in your LSS.  How yummy is that?


Stampendous - XL Cupcake cling CRW061 (also comes in wood W061)
Birthday Assortment sentiment - SSC1115 
Creative Impressions - Bits or bling
Copics -  YG03, YG05, Y11, E50, E31, E35, E57 

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Okay, that didn't take long.  I couldn't help myself!  She is now on a card.  I even used only scrap paper, I love when that works out.

All the colors used as well as the link if you want your own digital copy is in the post below.  Happy coloring :)

A Little WIP (Work In Progress)

This is Verity from the Sugar Nellie Simply Adorable Collection.  I saw this image on another blog and had to have her.  I can't wait until they get her back in rubber.  Click on the image to get a closer look.  I just love how she turned out.  Wanna color like this?  Keep practicing.  Need help?  Sign up for one of my classes.  The class schedule is on the right hand side of my blog.  Join me in my Build-A-Book class and build your own technique book.  This class is a perpetual class, so you must start at the beginning to get your whole book but you will learn a tremendous amount.  An extra class has been added due to class sell-out this thursday at Paper Vineyard.  Get signed up now if you want to start the book.  I also have 3 "try before you buy" rental sets to get you started.  Just let the store know you will need to use a set.  You can pay me the $5.00 at class.  See you soon!

Copics used:  R59, R46, B99, B97, B95, W3, C1, C3, E50, E51, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E57, texture rag and Blender Solution

Card in progress...will post soon

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Going Green - Upcoming Class

Another peek.  We are going green at The Craft Retreat.  This is a card class and we are adding green to our pen collection.  Join us in this class to color some images with greens and then turn them into cards.  Limit seats available.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Perty" Girl

I found this image on the web and HAD to buy her.  She is so sweet!!!  Okay, she is more then sweet...I fell in love with this image and it was so great to color.  I know I will color her again!  I even colored the flowers with Copic markers to match.  How fun is that?!  I saw that this company was having a guest spot Design team call....Are you serious?  I had to try!  You can go HERE to see more of the wonderful images and get some inspiration.  I do not own many of the images..but that is soon to change as I have an order on its way.  Lucky me!

Copics - YR61, YR02, YR00, E11, E08, E31, E33, E47, G99, YG63, G21, E50, E51, E00, W1, W5, W7, R46, R20

Coloring with Reds - Valentines Day Card Class

Wanna peek at the up and coming card class at The Craft Retreat?  Tomorrow is the first Copic class in this store.  We are learning to blend using limited brown colors.  On January 29th we will add a few red colors while making some fun Valentines Day cards with some fancy folds.  There is still a spot or two so get signed up right away.  Okay, here are the cards we will make.  You get to add sentiments of your choice to your cards.

E50, E31, E33, E57, R59, R46, R35, Blender Solution for texturing

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Little Yetta Bug

Here is an image I drew in remembrance of my dearest grandma Yetta (also known as Yetta Bug).  She was the cutest little grandma, and I sure do miss her.  Hug the ones you love!

A whole hecka-lot of Copics used!
E50, YR31, Y15, W7, W5, W3, W1, 100, R59, R46, R35, E08, E57, E37, E35, E33, YG03, YG95, G99

Fun Class - Crop Girls

Thank you to all my gals at the Crop Girls.  Class was a huge success and you all did a tremendous job.  Here are the images we enjoyed coloring.   

Cupcake - Stampendous
Poppy Jar - Stampendous
Lady Bug Nora - C.C. Designs (Scraps Of Love)
Flower - Imaginesce
Ribbons - Creative Impressions

Copics - E50. E31, E33, E47, YR00, YR02, YR61

See you all soon!

Jennifer Dove

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Little To grow On....

R35, R46, R59, 31, 33, 35, 37, E47, E95, B95, B97, B93, E51, E50, W1, W5, E00, YG03, E08

Mo Manning image exclusive for Katie Renze fundraising