Wednesday, February 20, 2008

1 Pen, 2 Layers

Good Morning! Copics are obviously a pretty large investment, given the fact that they retail for 5.99 and it is suggested that one purchases three varients of shades for each 'color'. This is due to the fact that the gorgeous look one recieves is mostly from the layering of color, rather than the blending technique. I have found that three varients of color is not always necessary. Certain colors, such as RV 14 Begonia Pink, layer particularly well with themselves making it unnecessary to purchase the three variennt shades (which would be RV12,14,16)!

Step One: Choose Image. I think this girl is so adorable for anything from a good report card to a shoot for the stars greeting!


Step Two: Start with the first layers. For stick drawings, such as this darling girl or bellas, I tend to outline the 'stick limbs'. I think it gives her more dimension!


Step Three: Use R20 to make circluar blush on her checks (it makes it look a little more cartoonish but I think in a cute way). Lightly color R14 over her dress, put more pressure around the edges of her dress.

Step Three: Wait 20 seconds. Put your second layer (or third or fourth!) of RV14 on the corners and outline of her dress. Your image should show the layers like above.


Finish your image! Since she is such a playful image I kinda went with that theme for my coloring. Notice how the coloring is not perfect, the star's shading is not totally even. Its always fun to adapt your style of color for a certain image, if its childish, a gorgeous flower, or a birthday cake, your colors and style should reflect that!

17 comments:

cheryl said...

Great tutorial on using Copics. I'm more of a colored pencil person myself, but I love the look of markers and it's good to know something about Copics before I invest. Cute image, btw.

Sally said...

Interesting markers...very vivid!!! This turned out really cute, TFS!

Nardi said...

Congrats on such clear tutorials.
Love the stamp too - very cute.

Kimberly said...

luv your blog so far, thanks for the copic tutorial! cant wait to see more from you :)

SeattleStamper said...

Awesome toutorials you've got on here! I'm so impressed.

Anderson Family said...

How fun. I've got three copic markers and a blender pen. None of the colors are even close to being the same shade!!! I am kind of afraid of using them but you have made it look so easy!

Godelieve said...

Fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

What beautifuly done job. Your tutorial was clear and easy to follow. Looking forward to seeing more great works from you.
And can't forget to say thank you for sharing your work.

Anonymous said...

you go girl! great job! Thanks for sharing you experiences with us who are always eager to learn! You are talented! It's good to see some younger stamper/scrappers on splitcoast!

Erin K said...

Very cute! :)

CJ said...

I'd heard about Copics, but just didn't know anything them. Thanks for sharing your information.

I love the girl swinging on a star stamp as well. I would love to know if that is a stamp that is available.

beate said...

Great tutorial and colored image.

Elizabeth said...

Great job.

I can't start buying copics,
I can't start buying copics.
I want to though!

I love the stamp too.

Kimmie0270 said...

Thank you - this was very helpful!

Anonymous said...

Your work is wonderful, love your blog.

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Scrap2day said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I just ordered my first set of copics. I can't wait!

Cathy from IL said...

Thanks loads for the great detailed info on your Copics. Just getting into them and love the looks of using them. Signing up for a class this week to learn more!!