Thursday, September 10, 2009

Coloring Tilda

Okay Copic fans, tell me what you think of my coloring job. Feel free to brutally honest. If you know of a good place to see some Tilda's colored really well let me know. I tried the Magnolia website, but couldn't find anything but the stamped image. I looked on SCS too.


  1. Karen, I will look. Somewhere is a tutorial for coloring hair using different shades of the same color and lightly feathering and layering. That would help. For skin I use E000 for a base, then lightly layer the E00 around the hairline and chin, then go back over the first shade to blend. I use R20 for the cheeks, again going over with the E000 to blend. I use a white signo gel pen for highlights very sparingly.
    As for the coloring here, you did a great job blending and shading the dress and the shoes!!
    A friend told me if you mess up the face, (with the skin tones, it's easy to do) can cut out a new one and paste it on top.
    I've done that once! :)
    I also like your shading only on one side, taking into account shadow and light.
    I think the Magnolia blog's do have tutorials...look there not the stamp site.

  2. Karen I agree that I think you did the shading very well. I just can't get the hang of that. And you know how I am about markers, I think you're doing well just to get them to blend right and not bleed all over, so I'm not the one to ask. But I think she looks great.

  3. Why YES you DID do a beautiful job. I love the shading on her dress....she's really too cute. Great Job..and those cookies look yummers.

  4. One of my favorite spots is, Suzanne Dean. She has a number of tutorials along the side of her blog for coloring hair, skin, clothes, etc., she's great. I think you'll find them as helpful as I have, and of course, the more you do it, the easier it gets, practice makes perfect; however you're off to a good start!!!! Keep up the good work......