Magnolia Copic Coloring Tutorial from Magnolia Ink No. 1
Heavyweight Cardstock/Bristol board Fade-resistant Dye Ink, i.e., Memento
Designer Paper, Colored Cardstock Rubber/Clear Acrylic Stamp
Copic Markers White Gel Pen
Step 1: My first step is to choose my papers in order to coordinate the Copic colors I use.
Step 2: I then stamp my image with a dye ink onto the heavyweight cardstock. Note, be sure to put a blank sheet of paper under your image, since Copic markers will pick up any colors from your work surface.
Step 3: E000 – Pale Fruit Pink. Always begin coloring with the lightest colors first, usually the skin colors.
Step 4: E11 – Barely Beige. Add some shading around Tilda’s face.
Step 5: E01 – Pink Flamingo. Add some lighter shading around Tilda’s face, going over E11.
Step 6: E00 – Skin White. Blend together all three shades used on face. Repeat above on all remaining skin areas.
Step 7: R20 – Blush. To make Tilda’s rosy cheeks ~ apply in small circles on check area.
Step 8: R000 – Cherry White. Blend/Soften outer areas of cheeks.
Step 9: E30 – Bisque. Tilda’s hair. Lightly color entire hair area ~ leaving small areas white for highlights.
Step 10: E31 – Brick Beige. Add feather strokes throughout hair area ~ beginning at outer edges.
Step 11: E33 – Sand. Add darker feather strokes as above. Use E30 again to blend all hair colors.
Step 12: E40 – Brick White. Tilda’s shirt & belt ~ Lightly color each area.
Step 13: E42 – Sand White. Add highlights to outer areas of shirt & belt. Blend with E40 again. Repeat for stockings.
Step 14: E50 – Eggshell. Tilda’s gift box ~ Lightly color entire box, including gift tag and center decoration.
Step 15: E53 – Raw Silk. Add highlights to outside edges of box, tag & decoration. Blend together with E50.
Step 16: R27 – Cadmium Red. Cord around gift box ~ Add stripes and color center heart.
Step 17: E07 – Light Mahogany. Tilda’s jumper ~ Color entire jumper area.
Step 18: E09 – Burnt Sienna. Add darker shading to the pleats and outer area of jumper.
Step 19: E08 – Brown & E95 – Flesh Pink. Use E08 to blend colors together and E95 to add lighter highlights.
Step 20: W3 – Warm Gray. Add shadowing around all image edges.
Step 21: E50 – Eggshell & E51 – Milky White. Add E51 to area around W3 shading, and then E50 blending all.
Step 22: 0 – Colorless Blender , W3 & W4 – Warm Grays & R00 – Pinkish White; White Gel Pen. Using colorless blender, go over any areas you wish to be lighter, and using white gel pen add dots to Tilda’s cheeks and white highlights where you choose.
And, finally, blend W3, W4 & Roo to add a “grounding” effect below Tilda’s feet.