Monday, September 25, 2017

Colouring Mushrooms

Hi friends
Today, I show how I painted these mushrooms. I drew the mushrooms myself with a pen and then coloured with Copic Markers. I then cut them out and stuck them on the project where I want them.
I have used an Image called  Sweet Scarecrow from Hannah Lynn.

I also have drawn the pumpkins and the stone wall  myself so they don't belong to the original image.

Copics Used:

Red Mushroom: R35, 89, 24, R02, YR04
Mushroom Stalk: E81, 84, 43, 40, 41

Brown Mushroom: E23, 29, 25, 49
Mushroom Stalk: E43, 40, 41

Lighter Pumpkin: Y02, YR04, 02, YR14, E99, 15
Darker Pumpkin: Y19, 18, 15, 02, E99, FY1, E49, E43, YR18 and YR68,  E79, Y02

Blue: B99, 97, 95, 91, B000, 93
Green Blues: YG99, 95, 93, YG13, 03
Hat and gloves: E53, E47, E23, Y21, YR21, 24, Y00, Y02
Red and Blue details on the Clothes: B39, B000, R35, R42
Stone Wall: C10, 7, 5, 3, 2, YG95, G28
Skin: E50, 53, 04, 13, 11, 43, R20, 22, E51, 47 ,E15
Hair: E29, 25, 23, E49
Green Leaves: G43, 29, Y04, YG03
Forest and ground: YG91, 93, 99, Y00, 08, BV000, BV20, BV00
Sky: BV20, BV00, 000, BG000, B000 

I have made a sketch first for the mushroom and then I carefully colour beside the lines I have drawn, I don't want to get ink on the lines because you cannot erase pencil after you have coloured over it with Copic.

I started to add R35 at both sides
Then I add R89 on the colour before
Blend with R35 
Now I add R24 over the other colours on the whole area and leave some white in the middle
I add some R02 in the middle and leave some white area here as well so I can blend later
To get some orange tone in the mushroom I add YR04. Don't colour the whole space in the middle with YR04. Leave a little area white

After this I have to blend a lot to smooth out the hard shapes between the colours that you can see in the photo so I start blending with R39, R35 and R27.

I have not taken any photos of the final steps, but the only thing you have to think of at this time in the colouring is blend, blend and blend. BUT be careful so you don't use too much colours so 
the ink is bleeding out. When you colour red that is one thing that can go wrong.

Now I cut out the Mushrooms and place them on the project. I have stuck them on the stone wall.

When I have paste them there I add some dots on the Red mushrooms, using a white Posca pen  and a Sakura Gel Pen.

Brown Mushroom
Copic Markers:
E23, 25, 29, E49 
For this one I only use four markers!

Draw the Muschroom. I use dark colours for this fungus so I do not need to care so much if I paint on the lines. I have drawn with the pencil because they will not be visible through the ink and I'm not too careful when I paint something like this because I want it to look natural.

Add E29
Add E23 over the E29. Add E25 to the edges of the mushroom on the both sides and blend out with E23
More E29 on the edges 
Here I Start to blend a lot with E23 
At the end I make some dots and some lines with E25
Blend, blend, blend with E23 and E25
For the base of the mushroom I used E41, 40, 43 
Add  E43. Then you just blend out with E41 and E40

Look at the finished colouring below:

Good Luck !
and see you next month 


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