All About Skin Tones and Using Copic Markers
How much do you love coloring people?! I know I love to color up cute little characters. So I decided to do a post All About Skin Tones and Using Copic Markers. Awesome, right?
I know it gets overwhelming when you see 350+ marker colors and have no idea where to start. There’s seriously endless possibilities for coloring skin tones but I’m going to share what works perfect for me! To do all of these Skin Tones I’m using the same colors — give or take one. It’s all about how much ink you lay down of certain colors.
Copic Skin Color Combos
Do you remember my post — Stop trying to find the light source! Well, I’m going back to that same rule. If you are a beginner Copic user or even coloring with any medium, really — We all just get lost in the whole, ‘Where is the light coming from’. So, technically there’s light all around us. Unless your coloring a night scene or something that specifically calls for a light direction, like a flashlight or lamp you really shouldn’t worry about any light direction (as a beginner).
So, instead ask yourself ‘Where do the shadows make sense in this image?’
The shadowed areas would be…
- Around the hairline (where the hair is falling around her face).
- On the right side of the nose because of the angle her nose is.
- A little under the lip.
- On the neck just under the chin area.
- And the insides on the arm.
- On the backside of her hand where her wrist is bending.
- In the fold of her arm where her arm is bent.
This is a great image to practice those Color Combos. You can even write on the back of these little 4×4 cards and create a little keyring of your favorite Hair and Skin Color Combos. I printed my image at 3.4 inches tall on my Copic Xpress it Paper.
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Looking some Copic Skin Tutorials with step by step photos? Check out these..
- Pretty Pink Posh Angel Tutorial
- Simple Shading and Shadows
- No Line Technique Skin Tutorial
- How to Color Skin Tones
- YouTube Channel Tutorials
If you’re looking for more step by step video instructions — I also have a Hair and Skin Online Class where you can watch the videos over and over and pause whenever you need to. If you join any of my Online classes you’ll have lifetime access to the course.
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