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Coloring Red Hair with Copics

November 1, 2009

1.  One of my very favorite ways to color Tilda and/or Edwin is with RED hair.  I like to color the center hair area with my lightest color to show the reflection of light in the hair.   Here’s a quick guide showing which Copic colors I generally use for my RED-headed Tildas.

Supplies Used:   Heavy weight cardstock or bristol board; Magnolia stamp; Memento ink pad; Copic Markers ~ E11 Bareley Beige, E13 Light Suntan, E15 Dark Suntan, E17 Reddish Brass, E19 Redwood & 0 Colorless Blender.

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   2.  Using light feather strokes, fill in entire hair area with the lightest color E11 Bareley Beige.

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3.  Using light SHORT feather strokes, add E13 Light Suntan, beginning at top head and for this image, at bottom of the bangs – stopping at the center section.

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4.  Again, using light SHORT feather strokes, add E15 Dark Suntan the same as above.

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5.  And again as above, using E17 Reddish Brass.

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6.  Using your final, darkest color E19 Redwood, color VERY short feather strokes at the very top of  the head and at the very bottom of the bangs.

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7.  The last steps are to blend all the above colors slightly – using light feather strokes with the lightest color, E11 Bareley Beige.   If needed, you can use your 0 Colorless Blender to lighten any areas that may appear too dark, such as the center section showing the light reflection on Tilda’s hair.

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8.  Here’s Tilda all colored ~ She’s now ready for my card!    Pretty easy, right?!     :)       Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions or problems with any of the above steps.   Thanks for visiting!  

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2009 5:09 pm

    Wonderful tutorial! Thanks!

  2. November 1, 2009 8:26 pm

    AMAZING Mary! I love your color combo for red hair! Now to go shopping for some more Copics! :)
    Hugs~ Kim

  3. Deebi27 permalink
    November 1, 2009 9:24 pm

    THANKS for the help!

  4. January 1, 2010 8:25 am

    Hello Mary!
    It’s wonderfull how you colored Tilda and Edwin!Their red hair are lovely.
    I love all cards and tutorial you created for the Magnolia ink magazine, especially the card with Tilda with bird.The colors you chose are so nice!I’m very happy because I have this cutty stamp and you give me new inspiration to make a card with it.
    Thank you,Mary,and BRAVOOOOOOOOO!

  5. Coreena Main permalink
    June 4, 2013 1:39 am

    Your work is so beautiful…what colors would you use if you were trying to get more of a brighter red or raspberry type red? Thank you for your time in advance.

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