Hello Everyone and welcome to another Flourishes Copic Tutorial!! Today I’m going to be talking about Light Source and using the Cherries and Peaches stamp set! Many people ask me how to use Light Source and where they should have their highlights and shadows when colouring their image. It’s actually not as hard as you might think! Take a piece of acetate or clear plastic and simply use your Copic Markers to draw some straight lines on it. By placing it over your image, the parts of the image where the lines touch first are where your highlights will be, the opposite side is where your shadows will be!
Use the guide to make the highlights on the top right hand side of your cherries. Notice that there is is a shadow under the cherries – the light is being blocked by the berries and will leave a shadow underneath. I’ve used the Dahlia Collection for the beautiful luscious reds and the Leaf Green Collection for the leaf and stem.
If you turn the acetate and have the sun coming from the other direction your highlights and shadows will be the complete opposite of the image above!
Colour image having the highlights on the top left and the shadows are on the bottom right. Once again, remember that the fruit is blocking the light and leaving a shadow underneath!
What about if the light is coming directly at the cherries? In this case, the highlight is going to be in the middle of the berries and the shadows will on the edges of the cherries giving the rounded effect. Notice in this case, there is only a fine shadow underneath the berries because the light is still highlighting most of the leaf.
Look at the set of three and see how the light source is shining from three different directions! If you are ever unsure about colouring your Flourishes images, look for the shading on your stamps, they give you fabulous clues as to where your light source is!
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial and have some fun playing with highlights and shadows on your stamped images!!
Colours used today in the Light Source Tutorial are…..