Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rene's Copic mini tutorials!

This week, our CropStop November guest designer, Rene, shares several mini tutorials for coloring with Copic markers. She shows us how she achieved the hair and background colors on this lovely Christmas card.

First up, Rene shares a tutorial for shading hair with Copics.

 Copic Markers used:  E51, E49, E47, E37, E35
 Top of hair and hairline with E49

 Go over that line and extend it a little with E47

 Go over that line and add a few more strands with E37

 Go over all E37 lines with E35

 Go over any "white" spaces with E51

 Go over top of hair and hairline again with E49 but make the line finer

 Go over E49 with E47 again but bring the line down farther from the top and up more from the bottom
Go over that line with E37
Let the lighter spaces serve as your highlight

Next up, Rene shows us how to add some background color around our stamped images.

Copic markers used:  E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Ranger Liquid Pearls

Go around image with E44

Go over E44 and slightly beyond with E43

Go over E44, E43 with E42 and slightly beyond

Go over E43 with E41 and slightly beyond

 Take the broad end of your copic and trace the edges of the paper with E43

 Take E40 and feather in from the edging of E43

 Take E41 and feather in from E40 along edge and then again from stamped image outward

 Image is almost ready...add some Liquid Pearls in red to the image and it's ready to be mounted onto the card!

Thanks, Rene, for these easy step by step coloring tutorials!  Stay tuned next week when Rene gives us a mini tutorial on shading skin tones. 

Visit the CropStop store for your crafting needs.  You will find a wide variety of Copic markers available for purchase.  Use our blog discount code, BLOG, for 10% off your total purchase of $30 or more.  Easy cause the code never changes!


Teresa said...

Great tutorial Rene. xx

Sandra said...

Easy to follow even for someone new to Copic . Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Easy to follow even for someone new to Copic . Thanks for sharing.