Monday, May 18, 2020

Black and White Video plus Tips!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today sharing some black and white... and a video! I thought I would share a few tips about colouring monochrome and you will also find the recording of the colouring process below.

For my card, I used Make it Crafty Maiden Emoni, one of the Medieval Ladies, so I thought playing with a bit of black and white for ancient times would be nice :)

Here is the finished card :

I cropped my image and printed it on an SMLT bristol haiku card. I added some washi tape to keep a white margin around my image and then coloured everything using the N range - N0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

Here is the video of the colouring process, and then a few explanations and tips :)

- If you don't have the N family, you can easily achieve the same result using another grey family fom the Copic range.
- If you only own Ciaos and no Sketches, you can use odd numbers (plus 0 or 00) from the C or W family and add black 100 as your darkest colour, it works very well too.
- The order I coloured the different parts is:
1. Skin: N0, 2, 4 (0)
2. Background: N2, 4, 6
3. Clothes: N0, 2, 4, 6, 8
4. Hair: N4, 6, 8, 10
5. Details

- Start colouring using light colours, you can always go darker, it's more difficult to correct your colouring to make it lighter, it's also why I start with the skin, and choose and build the colours from there.
- Make sure the parts that are side by side are not in the same tones - so a light area, next to a dark area - alternate between light and dark.
- Think about shadow and light when colouring, it's even more important than usual, when playing with a limited number of markers and black and white - and it's a very good exercise ;)
- Don't force yourself to colour everything, don't be afraid to leave some white areas for highlights, it will give depth to your image!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs,
Delphine xx


Sandra H said...

So beautiful

Delphine said...

Thank you so much, Sandra! Hugs, Delphine xx