Hello Everyone!! Today I'm talking about my FAV technique - FEATHERING!!! It is often said that this is the hardest technique, but I love it and when you practice a few simple things, you will love it too!!! :) This technique is primarily used when you want to colour something from two DIFFERENT colour families, such as dresses, fairy wings and flowers (think pansies or irises that change from purple to yellow). The biggest thing to keep in mind is that, when using this technique that you use colours that end in the number 0, 1 or 2! Why? Because they are very pale and will blend from one to the other. Darker colours are difficult to achieve this look, although with some practice you could also use colours that end in a 3.
If you are practicing and you are still having trouble go for the colours that both end in 0 (BV00, B00, RV10, BG10 etc). Once you've mastered the paler colours you can move on to the darker shades.
The second image, I'm not lifting my marker - notice it looks more like a rectangle? This is not going to work for feathering.
The final image above is what I often see when people say they find feathering to difficult. This is because the marker is not being lifted at the end and they are using a motion like the second image and not flicking far enough in, causing a blocky looking cross over.
Copic Colours -
Hair - E50, E51, YR31, E53
Skin - E000, E01, E11, R20 (for lips)
Dress - R81, R83, R85, Y21
That's all from me today, have a play with feathering and leave a comment with a link to your blog so we can see what awesome feathering creations you've been making!!
Kathy :)Pin It