Sunday, July 26, 2020

Forest Fairy in Copic Markers and Coloured Pencils

Colouring can by very invigorating and it helps me to relax. This time I have used a greyscale colouring sheet by Christine Karron.

1st layer of the skintone is E50.

Add BG01 as shadow.

Add YG11 as well.  

Add E00 on top of the BG01/YG11.
Blend all layers together with E000. 

1st layer in the eyes is BG01.

Use W3 for shading the eyes. I also used YG11 in her eyes and on her eyelashes. 

Eye: add some B63 for more depth, 
use V04 on her lips,
1st layer in her hair is B66.

Use some B69 for more depth in her hair and add some V05 on her lips. 

Her face still looks a bit pale, so I decided to add some R21 on het cheeks and nose. 
Add shading in her hair with B69.

Her hair can look a bit dull So I decided to add some extra  V04, BG01 ad YG11. 

Blend the layers of hair together with the B63. 

Use  YG11 on all the leaves and V04 on all the flowers and berries. .

Add more depth to the flowers with V06 and more shading in the leaves with YG13.

For the darkest shadows I use V09 in the flowers and B69 for the leaves.  

Blend all layers together. 

When the colours get dull I add some more of the darkest colours to let them pop again. 

I also use some coloured pencils for more depth. Use a white marker for highlights. 

Have a fun day and I will see you back next month.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Green Leaves Cicci

Hi Copic Lovers
Cicci  here posting! 
I hope you all have a great summer
I'm going to show you, how I did this green leaves. 
Summer and lots of green colors outside and I love it!!
Its the best time over the year!
I hope you try this tutorial together with me

Copic Markers I have used is

Step 1
Draw some leaves 

Step 2
Use YG03 and leave some area that you don't color 
That area makes the lines in the leaf

Step 4
Add  YG17

Step 5
Add G29

Step 6
Blend with YG17

Step 7
Blend with YG03

Step 8
Add G28

Step 9
Add and blend with G24

Step 10
Now its time to color the lines.
I used Y02
You can use an other yellow if you like the lines darker or lighter

Step  11
Blend and color with G20 over the lines that you colored with the yellow markers

Step  12
Add more of G29

Step 13
Add and make some details with G28
Go over the leave again and blend until you are happy with the results
Use G20 and YG03 for blending


Have a wonderful summer and welcome again anytime you like!

Hugs and Smiles
 from us here at Copic Europe Blog

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Long Red Hair and Video

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a colouring video and card featuring an image just released at Tiddly Inks, called Batty 4 U. It can be used for Halloween of course, but works for other occasions too!

Here is my finished card:

The printed paper comes with the image - I merged the digi paper and image in Microsoft Word just as you would do when combining 2 images and printed my image. I coloured it in Copics and stamped a sentiment at the end.

You can see the colouring process in the video below:

Here i a close up on the finished image:

Skin: E50, 51, 53, V22
Hair: E09, 79, YR21, 24, 27
Orange Clothes: BV13, YR04, 07
Grey Clothes: BV20, 22, 25
Bat / Black: N4, 6, 8

For the skin, I chose the E50s which are great for a pale yellowish complexion and seemed great for a gothic image.
For the hair, I started with my darkest colour and really followed the direction of the hair making long lines. I used a very light colour at the end in the highlights with just one touch of colour to keep it light.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Sunday, July 12, 2020

"You're Mermazing" Underwater Scene


How are you doing? Summer has started Italy it is very hot.

So I have prepared a little refreshing underwater scene with this pretty mermaid and sweet little seahorse. I have stamped the stamps from the clear stamp set You're Mermazing from the Canadian brand Kraftin Kimmie. 

Using Perfect Colouring paper.

I have started to colour the skin 

then the sea around her

added some sand

added rocks 

added sea plants 

added some texture to the sand 

coloured the sweet little seahorse 

coloured her tail and top and have added some details with a white gel pen.

and finally I have coloured her hair..


Hope you have got some inspiration to make your own summer fresh sea scene too.


Skin :  E 000, E 00, E 04, E 11 and  RV 42 for the cheeks
Hair : Y 23, YR 23, E 29, E 35, E 37
Tail Mermaid : YG 01, YG 05, YG 17, YG 23, BG 78
Seahorse : YR 02, YR 07, YR 09, YR 61, YR 68 and B 02, B 05 for the eyes
Sea:  B 000, B 00, B 02, B 05
Rocks : BG 53, BG 09, BG 07, BG 02, B 39
Sea plants : BG 07, BG 53, BG 49, B 39
Sand:  E 50, E 53, E 31, E 33
Black multiliner 0.3 for some details
Sakura white gelly roll 0.8 

Hugs Blankina

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Underpainting to Create Shading

Hi all. Today I'm sharing a technique known as underpainting, using greys and blues to create a base under subsequent layers of colour. The stamp set I'm using is Your Favourite Icecream from Create a Smile Stamps.

I stamped all the elements of the ice cream separately for dimension, but another option is to use masking paper and layer them as one piece. I used Perfect Copic Paper and Memento black ink. 

For the underpainting I started with C1 to mark out where I wanted to lay the shadow

I applied some C3 and then B41 to create my darker areas. 

Once the underpainting is done I coloured the ice cream red, yellow and brown. 

For the cone I used E53, E55 and E21. 

When I had my marker work done I used pencils to add fine detail and highlights. 

On the red layer I used a chalk marker to add white sprinkles. 

I popped the icecream up on foam tape on the front of the card and added a sentiment. 

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are inspired to colour something today.