Following on from my comment yesterday about a technique I had tried with the Promarkers, I had a little play last night and thought I'd show you the results......if you're interested. It doesn't work exactly the same as the Copics, cos there aren't enough colours, but I will certainly be using it if I have the right mix.
The one on the right is coloured as I normally would with the pens straight onto the paper, the one on the left is coloured by picking up the deeper colour with the paler colour and using that to shade.
I have tried to stick to similar colours to show you the difference.
Both dresses have been coloured Pastel Pink, but for the one on the right I used Coral to shade and the one on the left I used Ruby, picking the colour up with the Pastel Pink.
Now those of you who are familiar with the colours of the Promarkers will know that you could never directly lay Ruby onto Pastel Pink as the colours are just poles apart.....but with this technique I think you'll agree you get a really good blend of a rich vibrant colour which gives a feeling of light and makes the image more 'alive'
I have also used this technique on the hair, sleeves, tights and shoes
The tutorial for the Copics which I have based this on can be found here
I would love to know what you all think, feel free to leave a comment
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