Hello everyone! It's Delphine here to share a tutorial on dotted backgrounds. For this tutorial, I have used CC Designs May Day Birgitta, coloured in Copics, using the following colours:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 02, 11, 23, R20
Hair: C 3, 5, 7, 9
Dress: BG000, C0, 1, 3
Shoes: C0, 1, 3
Flowers: E40, 41, 42, R35, 37, 39, RV52, 55, 66, YG17, 25
Ground: W1, 3, 5
Background: C00, 1, 3, RV52
I have stamped May Day Birgitta with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Make It Colour Blending Card and coloured her with Copics. I always colour my image first and do the background last because I use some of the colours present in the image for the dotted background. In this case, I choose to focus on black and pink, the dominant colours, and would like a soft look, so I choose my Copics C00, 1, 3 and RV52 for the background - the lightest colours of each shade I used for my image. My background will be grey with a light touch of pink.
Take the darkest of your greys - C3, and with a light touch, start making little dots all around your image. I start from the bottom left, go around my character to finish at the bottom right. I put more dots very close to the lines and in the angles and add less as I move a little bit away from my character.
Take your next lightest grey C1, make dots in the same way, going over the C3 dots and expanding the dotted area a little.
Now take your light pink BV52 (save your lightest colour C00 for blending at the last step) and add dots in the same way, but not as many as the gray ones.
Use your lightest colour C00 to blend the dots and give a very soft look. To do so, work in flicking motions starting at the black lines and going towards the outside of your card, away from your image.
Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,