I made this card for my sister's birthday, and it's also the first image by Rick St Dennis that I colored.
I can't believe my last post was in October, and that more than 6 months have passed since then. I always tell myself I'll be more consistent and before I know it, the time has gotten away from me. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will try and be more forthcoming. I keep learning new things and want to share with you.
My first piece of good news - and I am SO happy - is that I received my Copic Intermediate Certification two weeks ago, on April 12th. This second phase has been a long time coming, and I'm really glad I was able to get in this class. It was a long day, from 9am to 6pm, but it was a wonderful learning experience and our instructor Lori Craig was great. I've signed up for a Copic coloring workshop on May 24th, also to be taught by Lori, so I'm looking forward to this next step.
I've lately been Copic coloring like crazy, especially since I "discovered" Rick St Dennis, a fantastic artist from California. A short time ago I picked up the current issue of Just Steampunk!, and on the cover was a card with an image that caught my eye. I had to purchase the issue, and I read that this image - plus several others - were designed by him. I immediately went online and not only does Risk have a blog, but also sells his designs through Etsy and a website called Zibbet. His designs run the gamut from glamorous to madness, so there is something for everyone. I myself prefer his sophisticated ladies, especially the hat models.
I made this card for my friend Kathryn King
However, I took a fancy to Felicity Hump, as she is different from anything I have colored, and I am pleased with her. There is beauty in diversity, and Rick is certainly an artist that is not afraid to think outside the box.
Felicity Hump Mimsy
The hat models were inspired by Aletha Williams, a member of Rick's design team, and what a fantastic concept, especially the models inspired by the flower of the month. I don't have them all yet, but it's a matter of time before I've colored at least one for each month.
If you are not familiar with the art of Rick St Dennis, I urge you to check out his hundreds of designs. With such a variety of images, I am confident you will find something you will not be able to resist!
Until next time.....
May - Lilly of the Valley September - Forget-Me-Not
February - Violets June - Roses
November - "Mums"