I have a fun project to share with you today!
I've wanted to get back to my Rolodex Art file for some time now and had the perfect opportunity with a couple of digital images from Cuddly Buddly Lilyboo Designs. When I first saw the giraffe I thought it was adorable but wasn't sure how I wanted to use it. I had seen the Safari scene but the idea of coloring it intimidated me. I finally picked them up at Cuddly Buddly and had a great time creating the scene in my Photoshop Elements & Microsoft Publisher programs.
To make the scene I used the Safari Scene once, then flipped it to make a mirror image so I could maybe merge them together to fit my 4" X 6" Rolodex file card size, it worked! I then added the cute giraffe to the scene. As you can see I did have to cut some of the scene off to fit the size I needed. I have a practice page I printed on copy paper below. I don't always do this but it's fun to see the image before it comes to life.
In this photo I don't have everything centered, I was hoping I could fit everything in the 6 inch width I had but as you can see it didn't work out.
Here's a view of the Rolodex V file for you. I've seen a few of these on E Bay recently for sale and was outbid on a really big one by about fifty cents...
Up close and personal in my photo box. I had a hard time with the giraffe spots, my marker ink started to pool on top of the paper because I had it over saturated. I tried scanning this and you could really see it so I scrapped the scanned version.
I have the Copic color numbers for you but not in the order I used them, there were so many green markers on the table half way into this that I can't tell you what I combined with what. I just tried to remember that objects closest to me are brighter and more vibrant and things farther away were darker and become more muted in color. So, do you think it worked? Do the hills seem separated and farther away from each other?
YG01, YG03, YG05, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG23, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG97,
E31, E33, E37, E47, E53, E50, E51,
G20, G21, G24, G28
W1, W3, W5
YR14, YR21, YR24
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