Saturday, June 22, 2013

Coloring skin with Glowbugg

Hi! Creepy Glowbugg here, to share some Copic skin coloring
techniques and ideas with you.
I have chosen to use the lovely RSD Sparkle and Glitter freebie image for June, 
Desdemona .
I begin by printing her on white Papertrey Ink paper. I pretty much use
Papertrey paper exclusively. It's great for blending Copics.
I start with E02 in the darkest shadows, like the cheekbone, inner ear,
side of nose, breast cleavage, under lip,and under the jawline.

Next, I use E01 to blend out the shadow a bit.
I basically go over the same spots, but blend out a bit with the new shade. 

Now I use E00, using the same technique. Just keep following the 
other colors, while blending out into her face more with each new color.

Finally, I use E000 to fill in all the highlights and to blend all of the
layers together.
This basic technique is how I color all of my faces.
Regardless of the color scheme, this is how I always color, going dark to light.
I may come back in with another darker shade (in the same color family) to
add more depth and shadow, if I'm not getting enough contrast.   

Here is Desdemona in (my favorite) YGs - 17, 23, 03, 01, 00, 000 
and Warm Grays - 6 thru 1. I use the colorless blender as might lightest shade
to blend all of the grays for an even and smooth blend.
You can click on the pics to see them closer if needed.

Using B06, 04, 02, 01, 00, and E39, 37, 35, 34, 33, 31, 30.

Using (another favorite) BG15, 13, 23, 11, 10, 000 and 
RV14, 13, 21, 10, 00.

And lastly we have Desdemona in V17, 15, 04, 12, 01, 000 and
in R29, 27, 24, 22, 21, 20.
She reminds me of a character from the old Star Trek episodes 
I used to watch with my Dad. I think that lady was either blue or green. 
The colored skin gives her an entirely different look each time.
Very exotic! And kinda alien-like.

I'll be back soon, with another tutorial on her eyes and make up,
and finally, a third tutorial on coloring her gorgeous hair.
Stay tuned!
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monique said...

Looks great glo

Andrea C said...

Can't wait for next instalment of tutorial. Fantastic x

Love crafts forever said...

You are WILED Girl!!! Super.
Hugs Nat

DonnaMundinger said...

Excellent, Glo! Love the depth you achieve and the different colorways are surreal. So cool! xxD

Laura B said...

Fun tutorial! I really like the purple skin.:)

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is a wonderful tutorial. I always struggle with flesh coloring. Now I know what colors to use to get what I want. Thanks!
Aletha Jane

Rick St. Dennis said...

Great job and maybe this will inspire people to do more adventurous skin tones and colour combinations-Thanks

Jenn Borjeson said...

Great post, Glo - she looks beautiful in every color! :)

Ajascha said...

Ein toller Post.
♥ Anja ♥

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