Saturday, January 28, 2023

Snow Fairy

Hello, hello, hello!
Helen here today.
Hope you all have had a nice time since last month.
Up here, in the north, the light is beginning to come back, and that is what has inspired me for my coloring today. A cold, frosty morning in the middle of February. Even if I myself prefer the darkness...

The image is from a clear stamp set called Snow Fairies from Penny Black, by Mo Manning.

As always, I stamped my image with Memento Ink on Perfect Coloring Paper.

I sketched in the background with C0.

I wanted a dreamy look, right there, when the first sunlight strikes you in the morning, when the color in the sky turns, so I started with R0000 - BV0000 along the edges and in the middle I put in Y0000 - B0000.
C5 defines the bottom of the snow brink, the snow got some B0000 - B000 - Y0000 and the water got some Y0000 - R0000. The snowball got B0000 - B91 - B000.

I wanted more depth in the sky so in the bottom of the red I went in with R00 and yet another layer of the other colors in the sky.

Shadows in the right C2.
Shadows to the left BV20.
The birches got the first layer E40.
The water got B41.

Next layer for the birches are E42.

Then I went in with Y0000 - R0000.
C2 for branches, and I wanted the trees on the right to be soft.

To make the birches to the left pop and come closer to the front I went in with C3 - C5, just scribbled. I outlined the trees and on the right side of them I left a part that didn´t got the outline because I wanted it to look like the sunlight hits the stem there.
To the right the ground/snow got some BV0000 - BG000.

Made some shadow for the fairy and footprints with B41 - B45 - B95.
The water got some B45.

I struggled with the water. 
The shades is: B41 - B45 - B93 - B95 - B97.

The skin color I used is E000 - R00.

Shadows BV20.

On top of that BV20 I layered E33, blended it with E11 and blendet that with E00.

Made some smaller trees to the left and scribbled in some grass with C5.
And I wanted a harder, darker shadow to the left so I went in  with B45.

The first layer for the pants is E81.

Went in with my darkest (I thought) color for the pants, E87.
And as the sun doesn´t hit the pants in the front, they will be dark.

Blended it with E84 - E81 and for some details I used E89.
The buttons got Y20 - YR23.
The hat got the same colors as the pants.
And the wings got the same as the background and I added B72 for some parts.

Used some Gelly  Roller Dark White to get some snow on the branches and to define some grass.

I asked a friend about my coloring and she came back with "the sky should be lined horizontal and not vertical". But that´s exactly what makes it look dreamy. And - in real life there are no fairies so I guess we could color a sky vertical as well as horizontal...
What do you think?


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Cicci makes a eye

 Hi friends!

Cicci here, posting from Sweden. Today I am color a eye with the C family of the markers. LOVE to create with just the grey!!

Step 1

I made a sketch for a simply Eye 

Step 2 

Erase all lines  from the pencil 
Start with C2 and draw the lines again.
You can use a  lighter grey if you like 
C0 and C1 can be used as well 

Step 3
Draw the contours of the eye  with C10

Step 4
Add C7

Step 5 
Blend with C1

Step 6 
Add C5 and blend with C0

Step 7
Go over with C10 C7 C3 C2 
one morse time 
Blend a lot with the lighter markers 

Step 8 
Go over with C7 C3 and C1 again

At the end I added some highlights in the eye with a white 
Sakura gelé-pencil.
Also I used a COPIC Multi liner 0,3 Black and added more eyelashes and euebrow

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Fairy Derry

Hello Copic lovers!

Today is my turn to get you inspired by using Copic markers! I love Fairies, that's why you see so many of them here. Today I am sharing my colouring of a cute fairy . She is called Derry from the collection 6 Baby Fairies (girls) by Mos digital pencil.

My skin color combo is E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21 and R20 for the cheeks. I always start with E0000 all over the skin.

I go over my E11 with E21 in order to darken my shadows . Cheeks I color with R20.

3 colours - E31, E33 and E35 for the hair. I'm starting with the lightest color E31 making long strokes.

Flowers and dress V01, V04,V06,V09 going from light to dark and then backwards.

Wings are colored with B00,B02 blended at the end with colorless blender.

Isn't she cute? Be inspired!

Happy coloring!
See you soon!

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Ribbon Girl

Happy New Year to all!!! Here we are with the first post of this year, always in Manga style.


Drawing with Copic multiliner.

R000,R20 and R02 for complexion and lips.

RV19,RV14,R20 and Copic multiliner for the eyes. C1 for shade

R02,R20 and RV19 for hair.

B60,R20,BV02 and V17 for the jacket.

RV19 for the ribbons.

RV10,BV02,V15 and V17 for the ribbon on the jacket.

After using a gel pen for the light points, this is the final result.

Bye Bye