I think of Popcorn Tree as a “Charlie Brown Tree” – you know, kind of scrawny and overlooked – with just little tufts of needles at the ends. And in desperate need of some loving. So some kind soul decorated it up with a popcorn and cranberry garland for the birds to enjoy. (Didn’t know anyone could get all that form a piece of rubber huh?)
I chose to color it brightly to go with the bright colors in the kit papers. But you could also do a more muted watercolor look.
So………..here is what I did………….with Copic markers
I chose my “sun” to be in the upper left. So darker colors and shadows with be on the lower right side of the element.
I added a couple dots of Y-21 at the lower right of each popcorn, then blend up with colorless blender.
I feathered out YG-63 from the center out over all the pine needles.
I just edged the tree branches and garland along the bottom and right sides of each element. (because the “sun” is on the upper left). Then I added a shadow at the bottom extending to the right.
Hope everyone is have a great Saturday – try not to eat too much candy!! (Hey – I got my Milk Duds last night! There was only one box – and I scooped ’em right up. )