I'm Cristina Valenzuela.
Today I have a little tutorial to show you how I color fish scales, or mermaid.
I got many request for a tutorial on colouring a mermaid/ of fish tail.
So I've prepared a step by step for you. Of course I show you how to do it with your Copics.
First use a darker color and if possible a different tone to the rest.
My choice in this example are V-colors, but my darker color is the RV66.
A color from an other natural blending group, for me important to have two different shades of the same color.
With my color RV66 I have drawn a fine line on the side of darkest shade.
And then I added very small dots, I adore my brush tips!
The second step:
I draw a fine line on the opposite side of the darkest shadows with an intermediate color, my choice is V12. Than I added more dots around this lines, and on the darker previous side
Because I want to have a volume effect, I keep the light in the middle of the tail.
I have a darker side down, another intermediate up to give volume.
I keep coloring with another, lighter intermediate color, I use V01.
Added more dots on the previous color and a bit more towards the center.
The central part of my drawing is not white, I have used the V000.
Again add more dots on the above and finish paint spots all the central part of the mermaid tail.
Now repeat again, I start with the darkest outer parts.
Dots with V06.
I'm going to the center, using an intermediate color, added more dots with V12.
And again I use V01 for parts around the area for more light.
And this is my card with my colored drawing.
The digital stamp is from Tiddly Inks.
I hope you liked it and do them in practice, summer is the best time for coloring mermaids.
Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11. R20
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44.
Tail: RV66, V01, V000, V12.
Background: BG10, BG11, BG13.
Hugs and Kisses!