Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mad for Markers Skin Colouring Tutorial

Good morning everyone. This is my first post for Mad for Markers and I am very excited to bring you my very first Copic tutorial. Now I have to add before I get started that I am not Copic certified, this is just the way I colour with my markers.

You will need:
- Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card
- Image - baby Lachlan from Spesch stamps
- Copics - E00, E51, E21, E02, E000 (although I didn't use for this image).

Blank image

Colour the whole image in with E00.

With the E51 I put down some colour where there would be a shadow.

Next I use my E21 to go over the E51 to create a darker shadow.

With the E02 I create an even darker shadow where it would be the darkest and also put some pinkness in to the cheeks.

I then blend in all the colours with the E00 again.

There you have the image's skin all coloured in. I know a lot of people who do darkest to lightest which is fine - I used to do the same thing. But I found this is easier for me. Hope you got something out of my tutorial. I will do another one for clothing very soon.


Merry said...

Great tutorial Tracey.....looking forward to the next.

Nicki said...

I love your tutorial Tracey, your card is so cute!
I have invested in some of your digi stamps they are brilliant. I can't wait for pay day to get some more!


Annette Bowes said...

Thank you for the tutorial Tracey! Take CareX:)

Sue said...

Thanks Tracey, look forward to 'more' lol.
Sue x

Sammi said...

Great work Trace!! Thanks!
and that image is just so sweet! Did I say that already? oops!

Amy said...

It's always so cool to see how others color with their Copics. I'm a lot like you... I don't go dark to light either. :)