Tuesday, February 22, 2011
using Copic markers for darker skin tones
Hi everyone! For my Copic coloring class this month, I taught working with darker skin tones. So I thought I would post it here in case anyone was looking for information. I started with the colors I got from Suzanne Dean and her tutorial for African American skin tones which I used on the top left image. And then I just started picking up my markers and playing. Here are the skin colors for each image: (click on the picture for an up close look)
E25, 13, 11, and 21 with R32 on her cheeks
her hair is E15,. 39, and 59
E13, 21 with R02 on her cheeks
her hair is the same as top left
E15, 13, 11 with R02 on her cheeks
her hair is E97, 99, 17, and 29
E11, 21 with R02 on her cheeks
Hair is E15, 39, and 59
R02, E02, 01 with R20 on her cheeks
Hair is E19, 15, and 13
All her clothing is the same. For her leotard - R32 and 35. For her TuTu G20, 21, and 24
for her crown, Y35 and 38 trim is done with a gold Spica glitter pen
For her tights, I used T1 with a bit of B41
R02 for her tongue and E31 for the inside of her mouth.
I found a tutorial a couple years ago about curly hair, and I truly wish I could find it again so I could give her credit for this technique. But for curly hair, I simply dot on the color in randomness. I start with the lightest and move through to the medium shade, then adding the low lights with my darkest color. I will then take the lightest and fill in any areas that are missing color. Do not blend! I think it gives such wonderful texture to curly hair and looks awesome no matter what color hair you're doing. Give it a shot, but make sure you have a light, mid, and darker color. Just use the tip of your marker to make the dots, so they're not huge. I think you'll love the result!
This adorble image is by Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too.
I hope you find this useful! Thanks for stopping by to see me and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!!