Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)
Last month, I chatted to you about Colouring in Monotone. This month, I thought I would take limiting my colours in a different direction and challenged myself to colour an image with just five markers. In fact, when it came to it, I only used four!
It's great to try this as a little challenge for yourself every once in a while, it really makes you think about where you want to put your shading. It's also a fab technique if you don't have many or all of the Copic colours.
When you are using just one marker to colour various parts of an image, you need to start with a smooth base layer of colour. You then build up layers of shading, gradually decreasing the amount of colour you lay each time.
It is important that the ink dries between each layer you add, otherwise the colour will try and blend with the ink below, rather than sit on top.
You also need to approach the extra layers with a light touch, this will enable you to build up lots of light layers, rather than a few heavy ones.
Finally, be sure to lift the Copic at the end of the pen stroke, so you have a lovely light flick. This means you'll end up with a nice smooth transition between layers of shading.
I have used an image from Tiddly Inks, called Wryn - Whatcha Doin'? and printed her in light grey so I can also achieve the No Lines Technique.
Let's make a start...
And that's us all done!
E000, E71, B93, C1
Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day.