22 October, 2012

Haunted Boot House

 Okay, so, the problem with doing those big 8.5x11 scenes is that I get a bit addicted to them. I had this idea pop into my head and it wouldn't let me alone until I completed it; in a day. That's right, I did this whole thing just during my Sunday. In that time I also napped, played video games, and dicked around on the internet way too much. Just to put things in perspective.
First, I wanted to see what it looked like with just the background coloured. I've done this before, and it's pretty cool looking, right? Plus, it allows you to make sure you know just where the house parts are, where the background is in relation to the characters. The background being the Boot House by Make it Crafty.
Here are the markers I used on just the House and background.
 Next I moved on to Marlene Cauldron by The Greeting Farm. Since she does indeed have a cauldron with fire and whatnot I wanted to give it a glow, which pretty much means making all of her and her kitty glow. It's a fun technique that's easily achieved with Copics since they colour over and "erase" each other when you need them to.

Copics Used on Marlene:
Fur for Both: E09/08/19/17/31/34
Cauldron: T9/7/5/4/2
Fire and Glow: YR09/15/, Y38/11/06
Hat and Clothes: V17/15/12
Mis: RV11, YG17, E77
 Then I moved on to Ivy Broom by The Greeting Farm. Since she's near black and dark blue from the background I wanted to make sure she stood out and coloured her outfit in green.

Copics Used on Ivy:
Fur: E29/27/25/23
Outfit: YG67/17/03, V17/15/12
Bat: W9/7/5
Mis: Y26, E44, RV11
 And lastly, little Penny Witch by The Greeting Farm. At this point, she was SUPER fast to do because she's white, and because I was so near the end that I was more in a groove than anything.

Copics Used on Penny:
Fur: C5/3/1
Outfit: W9/7/5, YR09/16/12, V17/15/12
Mis:R20, RV11
And now you see the whole thing all together. What do you think? This was so much fun to do, I really loved it. And I like it a LOT better than the last time I attempted this house at the beginning of this year. It's so much more vibrant and, of course, Halloween-y! I hope you like it as much as I do! Until next time!


  1. WOW O M G - this is beautiful, such a piece of artwork, well my type of artwork. The colour you have done is amazing. I can see why it would be addictive, working with a full scale image would be blast. Another thing to add to my "I must try" list LOL. Thanks Aeryn, you are a great inspiration to me. Cheers FiLoMa

  2. OMG this is fabulous... I love every part of it... YOu did an amazing job... thanks so much for sharing...

  3. This is just stunning, you are so talented with those copics!

  4. Wow, I think it's beautiful! I love the scene and the coloring is amazing!

  5. Ok, now you're making me REALLY want to go buy some of the MiC backgrounds/buildings (as if I didn't already want them). No more fabulous stuff for a bit, I'm not allowed to buy anything until after the DL trip (can't wait to see you guys btw). Amazing as always.

  6. Wow a master piece in a day plus you got so much more done too. <3

  7. Wow that must have been a lot of work, it looks great

  8. Wow, another great project...You do such fab shading!

  9. Beautiful coloring! I'm still trying to get the hang of copics. =P

  10. Oh this is soooo fabulous! I love how you've combined the adorable images into one fabulous project. Love love love your coloring and beautiful design!!

  11. Wow, wow, wow!!! This is spectacular!! I am speechless and in awe that you knocked this out in one day. This would take me weeks!!

  12. Your coloring skills are fabulous! You did such beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is so amazing! Love the coloring and how you combined so many images into your project! You did a fabulous job! TFS

  14. O M Frelling G - your copic work is just amazing. The shading and the color choices, just, wow, and in such a short time. Woooo!

  15. Great colouring! This is a beautiful picture. Those Halloween animals are too cute.

  16. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!! you are amazing at coloring!! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  17. Ok, this is mind-blowing. Amazing coloring skills. Beautiful result! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Amazing Job on this project! and I love our Copic coloring.. :-D


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