Hello, Rhea here today bringing you quick tips on coloring hair and skin with copic markers and an even easier tip on making an ordinary A2 card a little more special.
Today I chose to play with V270 Kiddo Hop. I thought she would be great to practice hair and face. We will be using Copic Markers in the following colors
HAIR = YR27 YR21 YR24
SKIN = E50 E51 E53
Start with the darkest color YR27. Lightly flick your color “away” from your shadows out or your darkest areas out. For instance, where the pony tales gather out towards the ends. Or, from the roots out. Flicking does take practice, practice, practice! I hold my marker very differently than when normally coloring. I find holding it straight up and down and barely touching the paper helps. Also flicking it away from me helps. Practice on scrap paper and do it over and over until you get the feel. Practice doing it different ways. You will find your flicking groove…I promise. Flicking is a very important technique with Copic coloring. I use this technique in many different things such as flower details, folds in dresses even general coloring….all the time!!!! So do practice
Next with the middle color, YR24, extend your darkest color but only a little bit. Start well within your dark area and flick a little past the end of the dark marker. You want to leave lots of white at this point. White will be your end highlight color.
Finally, use the lightest color YR 21 to extend color even more…but remember to leave white for your final highlight. I could go into light source but I will leave that for another day.
Coloring skin is easy to learn on Kiddo’s, Fran has left such delightful areas in them to get really creative. With E50 color the entire face. This lays a basis for the other markers to blend smoothly. Ok, so I have to talk a little about light source. Imagine the sun is coming from the side of the basket of flowers. So this is going to be the brightest part of her face.
Now that we have established where the sun is coming and where the brightest part of her face will be. We can now add the shadow. With E53 add or flick from the outside in just a bit as shown.
With E51 blend by flicking or in circles … I prefer to flick. You will still see a little line.
Finally with E50 do a final blend where the marker lines are gently tapering to the lightest part of the face. If you want to deepen shadows you can return to beginning of the steps and repeating process.
To make an ordinary A2 card a little more special I love to use the new Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders
. So easy and you can use them from any angle of the card. They also work on a 5×5
Thanks for visiting today and I will see you again next Thursday for another tutorial. Happy Crafting
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