Thursday, May 13, 2010

Copic Color Cards

I've been wanting to do this for a while now. I know that I have learned a lot of coloring from others who have listed their copics formulas. These are my most go to colors.
The skin is something that I normally start with and it is a bit of a shocker until you get the hair colored. I always start with the skin. I'll sometimes also use my Asian skin for fair caucasion skin. On the light skin tones I start with a base of the lightest color, then put in the shadows and cheeks, and follow up with more of the lightest shade. For the darker colored skins I will do the shadows and cheeks first then use the lightest color to blend. Otherwise the skin may get too dark with multiple light color passes.

For the hair I will take it in sections. I will color a section in entirely with the lightest color then take the medium color and feather shade it from either end of the section leaving some of the lighter color showing in the midddle. I will do the same feather technique with the darkest color but not have the sweeps go out as far as the medium color. I follow up with the lightest color again using the feather technique but take it to through the light middle section. I think it helps blend everything together and give the hair extra texture. Then I move onto another section of the hair. The image I used is Ebony's head from The Greeting Farm for my samples. I hope you have found this information useful and thanks for stopping by.

25 comments:

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I love how you do the hair and was wondering how exactly you do it. Thanks for giving me more skin color options too!

Janna :)

Donna Marie said...

Thanks for sharing! Your hair looks amazing! Great job. Love the colour combos.

ShirleyTACS said...

Thanks, this is so helpful. I have always been dissatisfied with the way I do hair and am eager to try my new learnings.

Maureen said...

Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this.... I am always looking at how others colour and these charts are excellent references! Your work is fab!

Tracy Boyle said...

This is such a great help! Thank you so much for posting. I love your combinations and the instructions on how you attain such a flawless look. Thanks again!

Teri said...

Thank you for sharing your information with us. it is very helpful since most of us is still learning Copics. Thank you for the African American skin color.

Aussie Loz said...

I need copics! :-(
These are fab!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Mary what a great TUTORIAL Thank-you!!

RubyM:) said...

how nice of you awsome!!! I'm saving your blog on my computer THANKS!!RubyM:)

kim.mom said...

WOW!! Thank you for doing that chart! I'm saving that for sure!!

SemSee said...

Oh, thank you SO much for doing this! This is such a help! Big hugs, Sem x

ChickieChirps said...

Great tutorial! Thanks so much for posting this! I really love the way you colour hair.

Arabella

moccavanila said...

Thank you so much Mary! This is wonderful tutorial as I'm newbie on copics, it's really helpfull!

kadie said...

ooooooooo, thank you SO much, Mary!! I'm printing these out right now!!! Yipee!

Jen Shults said...

Oh this is fabulous! GREAT idea!!! Thank you!

Alyssa S said...

Thanks for these! What a fabulous reference!

Mimi said...

thanks for the great tips! very helpful! ;)

Carol said...

What an awesome post! Thanks so much for your help on this. I may print this up small and put this in my copic box if that is alright with you?

mousekemom said...

You are a Copic Goddess!!! I am on the phone with my BFF and she is screaming when she opened the link. She is in love with Copics and I have zero copic talent so I am in awe. I am learning watercolor pencils with the Wild Sprouts...I am working on all my mini Cullens. Will you color my pics too? LOL Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent!

Heather Schlatter said...

Mary Awesome Tutorial so well done and I love your color choices many are very close to ones I use too!!! I love your way of coloring hair it is very natural yet still gives that shine so pretty!!!

A very well done tutorial should be published one of the best I have seen!!!

Heather

karen said...

wow! This is amazing!!
Now when you going to publish a book because I'll be first in line to buy a copy!!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Just wanted to share what I did thanks to your tutorial:

Here is my project

Thanks again for this tutorial!

Janna :)

Pallavi said...

Love the tutorials thanks soo much I am a copic beginner and could use all the help I can get your charts are excellent references please make more if u have some time...again thank u tons xoxo hugs

momcgw said...

Yay....Mary, thanks so much for the tutorials and the pictures along with the colors listed...so helpful. You do an amazing job...

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! This is fantastic, Mary!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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