Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Glamorous Skin and Hair!

Hello Everyone and welcome back to another Copic Oz Tutorial!  Today I'm using this GORGEOUS new Flourishes set called Glamour Girls which is perfect for practicing your skin and hair techniques!  Join me as I walk through step by step how to colour this fabulous girl with your Copic Markers!

Stamp your image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and then lay down a base colour of E000 for her skin.

Next I've decided that the light source is coming from the right hand side and added some shading with E01.
Lightly blend with E000 and then deepened the shading with E11.

Lightly blend with E01 and then add a little E93, I find this warms her up a little.

Lightly blend with E11 and E01 and E000.  Now I want to deepen that shadow area, which means cooling down the shadow with a darker and usually bluish based colour.  You could use BV00 or BV02, however I've chosen E70 for this image.  You don't need to add a lot, so use a light hand!

You can see she now has more contrast and visual interest.  Lightly blend by using the next lightest colours until you are happy with the result!  At this stage you may think she looks a little dark, but wait until you finish colouring the rest of the image!

Next I'm going to colour her hair, giving her golden brown locks! Lay down a base colour of YR21.

Next add some E33 where the shadows would be, in this case on either side of her curls.

Next, deepen the shadows of her hair with E37, you don't need much so remember to have a light hand!

Lightly blend with your previous two colours until you are happy with the results and finish colouring your image in the colours of your choice!  Here's a tip for the hat - did you notice the original stamping was a little patchy?  To fix this, I've coloured in the hat with C7 Copic and voila - now it is perfectly black!  :)

 Then, make your card!  :)
I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial, thanks for visiting and happy colouring!!

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  1. Nice to see the shadows defined, and great to revisit blonde hair, she is a beauty, well done!

  2. I like the stuff, i am a professional face painter do you have interest in face and body paint .