søndag 5. april 2015

DT Copic Marker Europe- Coloring Tutorial

Hi crafty friends,
Here's a coloring tutorial I made for Copic Marker Europe.
I remember when I first started coloring, I was so afraid to use the darker colors . I bought them...lol...but I rarely used them. So afraid to ruin my image.

So I thought I would show you what a difference it makes to get some contrast in the image to create depth. If you are a beginner you can easily find the darker matching color by looking at the copic color wheel and choosing a higher spesific value in the same color family and color group (the last number on the marker). For example if you use R81 you can add R83- R85- R89.

On this image by Saturated Canary I used two or three markers in each blending group. Only the lighter ones.

Some people prefer the lighter colors, and thats okay if you do. But what happends if you add the darker colors?

First I added E49 to the hair to define the deepest shadows. And more E44 to blend. Finally I went over with E40 to smothen it up. 

Next the face. I had colored using E000 and E21 and E93 for the cheeks and lips.
Here I added E13- E11and R20 for the cheeks and lips. The face looks a lot less flat than before.
(And by the way a tip is to color the face before the hair, it is so easy to drag some of the darker browns into the face and ruin your image - learning the hard way...lol) 

Originally I used R81 and V000 for the pinks.
I added E89-85-83 ont the flowers, t-shirt and skirt. 

I used E41 and 43 for the apron and parts of the skirt. Here I added E47 and 44, and some more E43, E42 and E41 for a good blend. 
 On the basket I originally used E33-E31 and E30
I added E37 and E35, and used the other three again to blend. 

For the gloves and legs I used C1 and C00.
I added C7- C5 and C3 for deeper shadows and used C1 and C00 again. 

 On the leaves I originally used G43 and G40.
I added G99 and G46 and G43 and G40 again. 

Here are the two images. Look how different they are.

And here is my finished card: 
Papers are Pion Design. Flowers are by WOC and Kort og Godt. Butterfly by Magnolia. 
Sentiment stamps by Norsk Stempelblad AS.

And here's the inside of my book card.

Hope you'll challenge yourself to try!

Hugs, Elizabeth


4 kommentarer:

Magda sa...

Thank you Elizabeth for this great tutorial.
I admire your coloring a lot!
Wish you and your family a happy Easter !

Sharon sa...

Wow Elizabeth, such a difference between the two coloured images. Love the image with the darker colours for contrast and she looks beautiful on your card.
Happy Easter to you and your family.
Hugs Sharon. x

Only By His Grace sa...

Your tutorial was so good Elizabeth. The finished card is beautiful. I love how you made the inside as well.
Hugs Maz

Sharron aka Sharrahug sa...

Your coloring is so beautiful, Elizabeth. Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a tutorial.