Today the My Favorite Things design team is previewing a new line in the store, Pure Innocence. I’ve been so eager to begin posting samples using these images. I think this little girl is just the sweetest! I love her no matter what she’s doing! On Wednesday, November 4th, MFT is releasing FIVE Pure Innocence images. And they are ALL totally adorable!
I’ve received many emails asking how I color faces so I took a few extra pictures as I colored this image. Please know that I am not an expert and have never taken a Copic class. I’ve just stumbled along the way, learning by trial and error and what I pick up from other designer blogs.
I always color skin tone areas first. That way, if I make a mistake, I’m not recoloring the entire image. I find it easier to make corrections in other areas as opposed to faces.
As a general rule, I use the same three basic Copics for skin tones — E000, E00 and R20.
First I color the entire area with E000.
Next, I color the cheeks.
I lightly touch the tip of my E000 marker to the R20 marker and begin applying the color to the cheek area. If I have too much pink on the marker, I swipe the extra off onto scrap paper, then use E000 to blend in the pink.
It’s best to apply just a bit of pink at a time as it’s easier to add than to take away.
The next step is to add a bit of shadow.
Using an E00 marker, I add a bit of color along the hairline and sides of her face.
I use this marker to add a bit of darker color to necks, arms and legs as well.
It sometimes looks like this shadow color is too dark, but it will all blend together in the next step.
Pretty easy (in my opinion…with these three markers…I’d be lost without them)!
Want to see more samples using the new Pure Innocence images? Check these out:
And yes, I realized (a little too late) that I adhered the cherry paper upside down. Just thought I’d point that out before Eagle Eye (E.E.J.) makes a comment. lol. (She knows who she is.)
I’ll be back tomorrow with a preview of another new release. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Stamps: MFT “My Balloon” (Pure Innocence) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Cardstock: Prism Crabapple Dark, MFT Perfect Paper Panel Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade 6×6 paper pad Accessories: Copic markers (E000, E00, R20, R81, R83, R85, E33, E35, YG23, Y21, B0000), Prismacolor pencils (grass/ground), Martha Stewart border punch, Spare Parts trim, Basic Grey button, cream jute string, dimensional boosters. Finished size 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.