Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monochromatic Yin Yang Thang

The Copic Creations challenge going on right now is to color a Monochrome piece. I have this stamp from JudiKins called Dragon and Phoenix.  Circling like it is, it supposedly represents the Yang (Dragon - Male) and the Yin (Phoenix - Female), and harmonious marriage.

I want to color it again with lots of different colors, but I thought it would be an interesting stamp to try the monochrome technique with.

I used R20 as the base for both the dragon and the phoenix. I gradually added darker and darker colors on top in smaller increments and then back blended. I used R20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and 59.

For the flowers on the edge and in the middle, the base color is R24, with R27 and a little 29 over the top to add shadows.

I tried to blend a little better in some areas, but in others leave it a bit more distinct.

Thanks for looking, and hope to see you back soon.



  1. I love this Alaine. I think it turned out great.

  2. Beautiful!!!! Love the image and the colors.

  3. this is truly stunning! A very striking image as well! Thanks so much for trying out the technique and playing along with the challenge!

  4. Ooooo, very nice idea! I hadn't thought about using non-people images - duh. Very cool. Thanks so much for joining us at Copic Creations!!

  5. My goodness Alaine! This is just stunning coloring! I love your image!!! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations Challenge.

  6. What a beautifully coloured stunning image. Fabulous layout and details so typically oriental.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx