- I am only using each marker ONCE. I don’t have to go back and colour over everything with light markers and this helps to keep the ink in the marker and not in the paper.
- By colouring the “shadows” first I can plan out the light-source and make sure I have all of the shadows placed appropriately.
- I have found this method to be easiest for me! I enjoy using various methods of blending techniques when colouring, but my go-to method is dark-to-light.
For each coloured area, choose 3 markers (a dark, medium and light).
As you can see, I pooled the darkest colour (E18) where I felt the shadows would occur. Next I added E15 and pulled the colour a little higher, and finally E13.
For each colour group I repeat this process. Here’s the next colour:
Even though the colours I used were quite pale, I still went dark-to-light! The last frame shows the completed image including some shading with a black pastel-chalk pencil.
And here she is in all her cow-glory! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Cling Cowlick-Butterfly (Available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Stampendous!)