30 January 2010

Quick Copics Tut...

...here's how I do them!

Bombshell mermaid image stamped with Black Memento ink as it doesn't smudge or run with Copics.
Skin colour- I start with an all over colouring of E00


Now imagining the light is coming from the right of the image (as you looks at it!) I place my shadows on the left and around any 'edges' say of clothing and hair etc.
So add E21in a thin band on the left of the image.



Now take E00 again and go over the colouring in small circles to blend the 2 colours together.

NEXT:
Take E02 and add colour in thinner bangs on the left of your image:



Finally for the skin I use my darkest shadow E11 in the smallest amount in the far left side of the image:

Here's a rough map of what I am doing:



Then once again I blend ALL over the skin with the E00 so the colours meld together!

I then use E21 for the darkest shadows which go FAR left:

 and then blend with small circular motions of E00 again:

I like to use a little R20 on the cheeks for blush and blend in again with E00 and I add a little eyeshadow something pale like BV02.

For a LONGER tutorial see my article on It's A Creative World!

4 comments:

Cath x said...

Wow, think i may need to invest! Thanks Katie xx

Mary G. said...

Thanks SO much for the shading lesson! I still have trouble with that!!! Your coloring is just beautiful!

lyzzydee said...

brilliant, I use a similar technique but I use paints!

Katja said...

Wow, great coloring, thanx for sharing. I think i will buy copics as soon as i find any store with good prices...They are kind of expensive in Sweden.

I would be happy add your page on my scrapblogg if it´s ok with u.