Hi chefs! For today’s tutorial, I thought I would show beginner coloring with alcohol markers…since I am a beginner 🙂 I just started using digital stamps because my biggest hang up was that I didn’t know how to color them. I spent a lot of time on you tube watching tutorials and this is what is the easiest for me right now. **** I am a visual kind of gal so there are a lot of pictures****
I used Shane as my model. You can find him HERE at the store…
So lets begin!
Step 1: pick your digi stamp
Step 2: pick out your papers and embellishments
Step 3: coordinate your colors to your papers (I used Spectrum Nior Markers)
Step 1: Color in the low lights and the highlights using my lightest and darkest colors. I am never really sure of where the “light source” is so I just do what I think looks good.
Step 2: Blend the 2 together with the medium color.
Step 3: Go back over with the darkest color, flicking pen to give some texture.
Step 1: using lightest color, work in section and fill with color.
Step 2: with the dark color, highlight where you think the clothes fold or shadows would be
Step 3: start to blend with lighter color ( usually I use an in between color but I was liking how this turned out) Now remember, these markers are a fluid so if you leave them, the color will dry and when you go back over the image, that color then will become darker. That is what happened here. This was a please surprise, lol.
Shirt: same steps but here I used a dark brown for my darkest color (didn’t have a dark enough orange) Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors, after all it is just paper. And think of the time as practice (this is from past coloring tragedies that I have had!)
Hat: same steps but I used brown and red for my colors
Finally the skin!!! Almost done!
Step 1: apply dark color to the brow, nose, ears, under chin etc.
Step 2: add light color and blend
Step 3: go back and touch up with dr. color if needed
Now you might have noticed, I am a messy “colorer” (is that a word, lol) I don’t worry about it because I am going to cut him out of the paper anyway.
I use an exacto knife to get the sm. pieced and I use a dark marker to color the outside of him where any white may be showing after I cut him out.
Tada!!! I give you SHANE!!!!
Now I just complete my card design and I am done!
Whewwww, did you make it?!?!
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