Step 3 - Rainbow Bird of Paradise

Project Notes:

• With repeated touching, drafting film can pick up the oils from your skin, so always handle film by the edges.

• On a scale of 1-5 pressure, with 3 being normal writing pressure, use a 2 pressure for all steps unless otherwise noted. Lighter pressure allows you to apply more layers.
• Unless otherwise noted, a loop or scumbling stroke is used throughout. 

Strokes Used in this project

STEP 3: On FRONT, with your Tombow Mono eraser, lightly erase (but not completely) the tracing lines inside the yellow portion of the flowers. (The erased lines should still be visible, but very light.) Next, we'll create the yellow-orange portion of the petals by building from lightest to darkest. Begin by laying down a base of CANARY YELLOW, leaving a small area of white at the base of the petals (between the yellow and purple/pinks) as shown. Follow up with a layer of YELLOWED ORANGE in the medium dark areas, using the feather stroke to blend smoothly into the CANARY YELLOW base. Finally, add MINERAL ORANGE in the darkest areas, blending into the lighter areas.

Flip over to BACK, and intensify the color in the flowers with a light coat of YELLOWED ORANGE. (Omit this part if you are working on paper.)


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