Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tutorial how you can use the Copic Blender

Today I'm going to show you three ways of using the Blender (nr 0).

 It is excellent to "erase" with, if you happen to color outside the lines on the image.
Use it to 'soften' transitions when adding shadows around the subject.
Or make a dotted fabric on a dress.

When I sit and paint, sometimes a little colour will go over the lines on the image. The blender is perfect to "push" the color in again.

Usually I use the wide tip for this, hold the stylus a little inclined, and push the color a bit at a time.

When I have colored the image, I like to add a shadow around the entire subject. I think it enhances the picture more and makes it more alive. I usually add a brown shade, eg W3 in the places where it is shaded most. Next, I take W1 thinly around the whole subject, and then I follow with W0. It is now I follow with the blender to make a smoother transition between W0 and the white paper.
Finally, I use the soft brush and make circular rotating brush strokes just next W0.



Blender (0)

And last but not least, the blender is perfect to make cute little dots in the fabric on a dress.

Using the soft brush tip, I hold the pen upright properly so I get nice round spots, placing it gently on the color that I want to be spotted. 

I do this several times and in the same places all the time,
so I get just the right emphasis of dotty fabric.

The stamps I am using are from Bildmålarna. I chos to do a painting of my pre-painted motifs.

 Copic Markers I have used:
Skin: E000,11,30
Hair: E41,42,43
Dress: V91,93,95,99 and Blendern to the dots
Wings: C0,3
Rabbit: E40,41, T3, R11, W00,
Flower: Yr 24, W0
Carrot: YR000,24,27 and YG95

Hair:E41,44, W1,3,5
Owl: E40,41,71,74,77
Nose: E70,YR24 and eyes: YR24
Shirt: E81,84,87
Trousers: T1,2,4,5,7

Ground and around the image: W0,1,3 + Blender

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KarinsArtScrap said...

gaaf gedaan mooie kaart
Gr Karin

Sandra H said...

So beautiful your colouring is amazing and thank you for sharing this tutorial using the blender x

Rozzan said...

Thank you girls for the lovely words!