I’m running a little late with my post today. Sorry! I wanted to share some great coloring tips that I’ve learned recently, especially if you only have a few colors of Copics. I’m in love with the new 60′s girls – aren’t they the best? Melody would have really intimidated me because of the flowers all over her dress – how would I possibly get the shading right with all those little bits. I started by coloring the image with one smooth layer of the colors that I wanted for each part. You can see my color list on the left side.
I like the colors, but there is not much depth. I used two techniques to get depth in the image. For her skin and hair, I let the ink completely dry and then added additional layers for shadow with the same color marker. Just remember to let the ink dry before you add the next layer. For the dress, boots, and pillow, I used the shading with gray from Zoe’s Shading with a Light Source E-Book. I used the warm greys since I was using warm colors. After adding the grey shading, I colored over the image again with a layer of the color I wanted.
Since I’d used a lot of ink and I wasn’t always as neat as I should have been, I fussy cut the image before putting it on the card. I used pop dots to make the image stand up above the card.
Created from Color Basic Class
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