but I want to go step by step with my process for her using Copics. Today I chose to use four colors - a light, mid tone, dark & a blush [see below]. My cardstock is Neenah Classic Crest - Cover Wt 80 - Super Smooth -Solar White.
Copics blend better when the paper is wet with ink. For this reason, I color only small areas at a time. I start with my lightest color [Eoooo] and wet the area that will become the shadows - around the edges, under her hair and her hat.
Next I go in with my darkest skin tone - in this case [E21], and make a very thin area with flicks of the brush nib.
My third time over the area is with my midtone color [Eooo].
I lay the brush tip into the darkest color and flick out into the lightest tone. This is the third layer of ink and the paper should be staying wet - thus blending pretty well.
At this point, I go back to my lightest tone to blend everything toward my light source [in this case, directly from the front]. These steps are repeated now from the beginning - light to dark to mid tones to finish blend with light.
Now I want to add my blush to her lips & cheeks [E93 this go around]. I flick from her temple toward the light source and then, using my lightest tone, blend it out further. At this stage I may or may not cover what is left of the uncolored face - sometimes leaving a small area white is what I want to indicate reflected light. I finished her face using the darkest tone to darken in her freckles.
You can see I use a similar tactic with her hair.
I have completed the coloring of the entire image and used Paper Tole with three copies of the image to create a 3-D card. You will find that on my BLOG along with a description of how to achieve the look of the jeans material.
Create wildly and color with abandon! ~ginny