The Colors of Copics I used were: Skin E000, E00, E02...Hair Y21, YR21, YR24....Shirt RV10, RV21,
Pants & Bow B41, B45...Leaves, Stems and Grass YG11, YG63.....Flower Centers Y17, YR31..... Peach Flower R20, R22.....Pink Flower RV02, RV06.....Purple Flower BV02, BV13.
THE FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATION IS FOR LEARNING ONLY. WHEN I AM COLORING I DO ONE SEGMENT AT A TIME...MEANING I WILL DO ALL THE SKIN FIRST, THEN THE HAIR...SO ON AND SO ON. I DON'T COLOR EACH VALUE COMPLETELY FOR EACH SEGMENT AND THEN GO BACK. YOUR COLORS WILL BLEND A LOT EASIER THIS WAY!
I stamp the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used my lightest colored markers and colored the image. The colors above are listed lightest to darkest for each segment of the image I colored.
I now picked up the second color and added shadows. You can see in the image where I added the color. My rule of thumb is...if the sun doesn't shine there it needs a shadow. HINT: If you are going to be adding a third color for shadowing, make sure you bring the second color down a little bit to add room for the third color to go over it without hiding it.
I now added my third color which is the darkest color value. You can also see in the picture above where the darker colors were added. Not all segments had a third color on them. Remember to be careful and leave some of your second color showing.
For my last step; I pick up my lightest color value for each of the segments and color the image again blending the shadow colors. I start on top of the shadow colors and work away from them. It seems to blend better for me. I may go over the segments a couple of times to get the blending the way I want it.
I hope you have enjoyed this and go away with some hints that will help you in your coloring.
Happy Stamping and have a Blessed Day!