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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday: "Solar Eclipse" featuring Sunshine in Her Hair by Leigh!

Howzit Stamping Friends!
Did you all get chance to watch the Solar Eclipse yesterday, wasn't it fabulous😎
For today's Tutorial Tuesday I'm going to show you how I created this beautiful Solar Eclipse inspired colouring featuring Sunshine in Her Hair🌞
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I printed Sunshine in Her Hair onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured her with Copic Sketch markers.  
I always lay down my lightest colour first and decide if I'll be leaving any areas white for extra highlights and laid in Y11 using the flicking technique.  I like to colour sections of the hair in stages and builing up the colours working from light to dark.  
I continued building up the colour and the depth of the shading and shadows by flicking, feathering and blending by going back over everything again but this time working from dark to light and back again until I was happy with the result. 
I then moved on to her face.  I wanted her to be very fresh and bright and left quite a bit of white.  I started out by feathering in E000 and mapped in the shading and contouring of her face with E00.
I kept the colours of her eyes very light because she's radiating sunlight so I chose to work with very light blues, B00-04, for her irises and used B0000 to tint the whites of her eyes.  
I then continued to work on her face.  I built up the contours and created shadows with shading by adding and blending the colours from light to dark and then dark to light.  Midway I added blush to her cheeks and applied colour to her lips and did some more feathering to blend in the blush.
 I coloured the sun using various shades of yellow, Y11, 13, 15, 17, 38 and outlined the swirls with YR04 to add a touch of orange.  Add hightlights to her eyes, lips, nose, hair and the sun with a white Dylusions paint pen.
 The next step in this tutorial is to create the solar eclipse effect!
Start out by using circle dies as templates and trace the shapes onto scrap cardstock and cut out with scissors.  I didn't die cut out because the outside diameter of the larger die was the size I needed for my sun.
Tape down the circle mask with low tack masking tape and create the solar eclipse using Prismacolor pencils.  I started out with yellow and in a circular motion I applied the oranges and reds.
I then used the semi circle cut out to mask the lighter area and drew in the solid line where the moon is eclipsing the sun.  I slowly built up the moon's shadow with 2 shades of brown and added black along the upper left edge finishing off with a line of white along the lower right edge.
To complete the solar eclipse I drew back in the sun swirls with black pencil and applied white highlights with a white Dylusions paint pen and painted a sun flare with Copic opaque white paint.
I'm really pleased with how she turned out and hope I've inspired you to create your own solar eclipse effect on your next project😄
Happy Stamping!

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Leigh S-B