Sunday, October 19, 2008

My First Tutorial

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Today I thought I'd actually film a tutorial. My friends ask me all the time to show them how I color with Copic markers so here goes. First I stamped the image from, Smartworks with Memento Rick Cocoa Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White. I love how the memento ink dries very quickly and does not smear.

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I paused only long enough to take the picture and already the ink is dry enough to color over. Using E000 I colored all the flesh and I wasn't too careful I colored over the eyes because I am going to fix that later. The trick is to work quickly so you get an even texture. But no one's skin is flawless in real life but you want to avoid lines.

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Next I added some shadow with E04

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Now I know that looks just like what I said not to do, create lines, but the lines are softened by the next color applied E11. I used it to blend the shadows and to have the girl not look so pale.

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Then I colored her dress with B21, I used some random strokes to simulate the flow of the fabric.  I let the first application of color dry and then went over the lines the artist drew with a second application of B21 to create shadow and variation.

 

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I colored her hat with a base coat of Y26 and then added highlights of Y13 and Y17.

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I outlined the eyes, nose and mouth with Prismacolor Fine Line Marker 03. I think this just makes the girl pop in the finished project.

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I added some whites back to her eyes and some teeth to her lips (not there on the stamp I just liked the teeth) with Ranger's Ink Essentials Opaque Pen.

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I just went back and colored the flower on her hat with B21 and touched up some of the blending and shadows on her arms, hands by outlining her fingers and the shadows that would fall on her face and under her chin with E11.

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I added some shadows all around the outside of the stamped image with G00. Then added another stamp to the background by Crafty Individuals by Magenta multiple times. I colored the background with the wedge applicator and PanPastel's Diarylide Yellow Shade. I added the ribbon with the slot punch by Making Memories, by marking the placement on the back of the piece. Mounted it onto some green cardstock and waa laa its done.

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In His Hands,

QP

9 comments:

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Great work Pam, I have never tried those markers.
Now, whose makes the stamp????
Brenda R.

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Brenda, The stamp is by Smartworks. Thanks for the compliment. Try them or prismacolor's version (although I like the Copic color range better). QP

Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the tutorial. I love the way the shadows look. I missed the 25% off sale at Hobby Lobby for the markers, but I have my eye on a set at Dick Blick - just because of you! I tried to make a tutorial last month and the pictures didn't come out the way I wanted. It takes so much time to start and stop. Nice work, and we are looking forward to more of your tutorials.

Suzanne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautifully done. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial

Stampin_melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great tutorial Pam! I appreciate seeing the step by step directions. She is so very lovely!

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Suzanne!

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the comments!

Kimm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your work is so beautiful! May I aks... what colors do you recommend for various skin tones?Kimm

QueenPam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Kimm,
thanks for your comments and for visiting my blog. I usually start with E000 or E00 and add others in the E range over it until I get something I like. I think it was discussed on SnSSCopic group that your lighter colors are more used. So start with the lighter colors in the E range. I picked mine visually by the end caps and choose the lighter ones. E33, E53, E41, E21,E50, E11 are some that I am looking at right now. And please remember I am usually coloring African American skin.

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