Clearly, funny cat Christmas cards will be a hit this year because everywhere you look people are posting all kinds of things where funny cats – and dogs and horses and hamsters – are doing funny things. It’s always a nice break from the news these days. So funny cat Christmas cards are just what we need, right?
Today Michelle is sharing her amazing Copic coloring skillz to show us how she colored up our zany Tangled Kitty to make a cute card sure to bring a chuckle!
First, she colored in the lights with bright saturated colors. (R35, G46). Michelle chose traditional red and green and you will see how they really stand out as we go along.
Then she used a lighter color of each of the lights (R00, G40) to create a halo of color around each bulb. Now she started on the kitty her(him?)self. She used E50 as her base color and added the stripes in YR21 and YR24. PRO TIP: As you approach the light halos lighten the colors of the kitty. Then, she used her Colorless Blender to further lighten the halo around each bulb. (0) This detail to shadows and light helps create gorgeous, artistic visual impact on your Copic projects.
Michelle then colored in the cord and bulb bases with a dark gray. (C7) and used some yellows (Y35, Y21, Y00) to fill in the star.
Then she colored the floor with a light earth tone – E31 – and added a wood grain look with a darker shade – E35 – blending over the darker shade with the lighter to soften the lines. PRO TIP: she added a “glow” around the bulb overlapping the “wood” with her Colorless Blender – WOW!
Michelle filled in the wall with E70, using that same Colorless Blender tip around the star and bulb.
As a last touch she used an opaque white pen to add teeny highlights on the bulbs and the star to really add that shine.
When she was done, Michelle layered her colored panel over her card front and – VOILA!
We love the idea of sending funny greetings this year – if there ever has been a year that needs a couple of chuckles at the end, this has been the one! And if you are a fan of all those silly felines you see, these funny cat Christmas cards could be the perfect solution!