Step 8 - Rainbow Bird of Paradise
• 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.
STEP 8: On BACK, add a light layer of SAP GREEN LIGHT over the leaves, except over the pink and yellow edges. (It is okay to color over the blue.)
Flip over to the FRONT and intensify colors on the first three leaves on the left using layers of KELLY GREEN, CANARY YELLOW, and LIGHT CERULEAN BLUE. If certain areas need to be a bit paler and less intense, let the paler color application from the backside show through. Work with the three colors above plus the paler color from the back to create blends, letting the color from the back show through in places where color should be less intense. Brighten leaves where needed with a touch of APPLE GREEN.
Finally, use DARK GREEN to add subtle shadows and add parallel directional lines to create leaf ribs on the leftmost leaf. To make the ribs seem more realistic, apply the directional lines with uneven spaces between them.
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