I’m back to share a tutorial I created for the Copic Marker Europe blog, with Paperbabe Stamps products, and a style of image I particularly love. To create my portrait, I stamped the hairstyle from the Flourishing Hair set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, combined it to the matching template to mask it, then stamped my face, which comes from the Female Face 3/4 Left Dinky set. And the fun begins with the Copic colouring then!
I then coloured the lips in RV00, 02 to match the pink of my cheeks.
I then did the eyes using B02, 26 and again added shadows using B63, 66.
For the hair I drew the lines of the hair in my lightest colour RV000 to see how to limit the hair area and then went up to my darkest colour, then to my lightest. I used RV000, 00, V000, 01. I then added a touch of blue in B000.
To avoid a brutal stop for my image, I added colour around my character to smoothen the lines with V01, V000 and RV000. As a final touch, I created strands of hair in the “background” in RV000.
And then just a touch of white gel pen on the eyes and lips for highlights 😉
Templates: Flourishing Hair – Paperbabe Stamps
Colouring: Copics on SMLT bristol haïku card