Shiny silvery metal is a cool color so I selected the Cool Grey Copic Markers to color the robot.
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This kind of silver has a sharper contrast between the shadow and highlights than the softer metal. The shiny metal also has some reflective light. I used my colorless blender and lightly pushed the color from my highlight area to the darker area. Remember that the colorless blender is a "pusher: of color. I rarely do this however, I think it worked well on the metal. I then went back and darkened by shadow areas and blended toward the highlighted area.
Tip: Start with the most detailed or challenging area of your image. Since coloring the metal was my challenge, I started with that color in case I made a mistake. I then colored the green combos, red flowers and then the blue monitor. Isn't he just the cutest little thing?
I used YR00 for the highlight in the flowers. I used R20 and R22 for my mid tones and R24 for my dark tones. I sparingly used R46 with a light coat of c3 and R46 on top again for the very darkest of shadows.
The monitor was colored with B21 for the shadow areas and BG10 and B000 for mid tones. I used B0000 for my highlighted areas.
I used Clockworks embossing folder for my top layer because I think it coordinates nicely with a robot. I adhered my layers and used hand quilled roses and heart shaped rhinestones for my embellishments.
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