Thursday, December 12, 2013

Feather Tutorial

Goodmoring dear readers,

At our Copic Meeting with the other instructors from Europe,
I was talking with Inga, She is a very talented Manga artist.
When you see her work, you know what a mean.

At the meeting she draw and color a feather for us,
I ask her to make a tutorial for you here at the blog.

Thank you Inga for your great work, and making this tutorial 

Feather – Step by Step

In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to color a feather with COPIC Markers: I picked the colors Y15, Y17 and YR23, which are yellow tones and also a brown shade, E57.


In a first step I create the lineart using a Multiliner Sepia. Especially with warm colors a sepia or a brown Multiliner  works quite well to avoid a too stark contrast. 


I create the basic feather structure with Y15.  I paint, using the brush tip making quick small strokes. The ‘shiny’ white part has been left empty. 


First shades are added with Y17. To get an even smoother structure just overpaint the Y17 again with Y 15.


To intensify the shades even more use YR23 now. Again, to make everything a bit smoother you can create another color layer with Y15. Keep in mind not to draw the darker lines too far into the white area or the contrast might take away the shine.


Finally some last shades are added with E57.

I hope you liked this small tutorial, if you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

Inga Semisow


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Big hugs


Kreativmonster said...

Great job, Sweetie!

Sandra H said...

This is so beautifully coloured x

Becky said...

This looks awesome.. Thanks for the great tutorial..

Inga Semisow said...

thank you all very much :)

Unknown said...

Thank you!

Chris_P said...


Unknown said...

Awesome colouring Lydia.