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Sunday, October 20, 2013

A lovely Christmas Angel and a little tutorial :)

Good Morning and happy Sunday everybody, Copic lovers!
 
Me again, Franz, with a new Copic colouring project and a little tutorial :)
 I've a lovely image from the Crafty Sentiment Designs to share, it's a veeeery sweet one and just perfect for the incoming Christmas!
 
 
I love no traditional colours for Christmas and I couldn't resist to the latest papers from Maja Design, so I have a violet-purple Christmas card!
 
 
The background and some touches of the dress are made with Prismacolor Pencils
 
 
Here is a little step by step to share with you all how I coloured her hair:
 
The markers you need are: E11, E13, E15, E18, E29
I generally divide the hair in small areas and colour them one at a time.
 
 
Start with E13 in the darkest areas making quick light-handed strokes following the shape of the hair; use a quite light colour to define where you want the strokes:

 
Then use a little darker colour, E15, for the same strokes, but make them just a little shorter:


Now simply continue the same lines with E13 again; narrow only the tips of the darker lines! 
 


Add some new darker strokes with E18:
 

 
continue them with E15:

 
and soften the tips again with E13:


 
Now  add some E11 to the darkest part of the lightest areas (it means near the darkest zone of the hair):
 


 
Finally add some E00 to the lightest part of the lightest areas (it genereally means on the centre of the zone that we are colouring):
 


 
Make the same with the other side:
 
 
Here I also added some touches of E29 on the darkest areas to give some more depth.
 
same tecnique with the other areas.
 
I hope this little tutorial can help, the only thing you have to practice is thin lines;
you will need a little bit of patience, but the result will pay you back!
 
 
Here is the complete list of Copic markers I've used:

 Skin:
 E0000-E000-E00-E11+R20 for cheecks;
 
 Hair:
 E11-E13-E15-E18-E29;

Dress and Shoes:
RV91-RV93-RV95 + some touches of Prismacolor Pencils; 
 
Holly:
RV91-RV93-RV95
G21-G24-YG67;

Wings:
C1-C3.
Thanks for stopping by,
Franz.

6 comments:

Za ovinkom said...

thank you for tutorial Franz. Love it!
Jasmina

Za ovinkom said...

thank you for tutorial Franz. Love it!
Jasmina

Dorinda said...

Great detai. This helps a lot and I've tried this technique soooo Amy times. Thank you

Selma Teunissen said...

Beautiful!

Holly Tracy said...

awesome :) think you could do a video?

Cinzia C. said...

Beautiful card Franz!!!
Great colouring (as usual :)) and fab tutorial... thanks for sharing!!!

Brava come sempre
Un abbraccio
Cinzia