Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kara Marker Render and Process

Rendered with Copic Sketch markers on Strathmore Plate Bristol.  Inked with Copic Multiliners (since they're Copic safe).  Before rendering, I always let my inks dry an entire day, to ensure fastness.

Before making a marker mark on my plate paper, I always swatch several possible colors on sketchbook paper.

For me, skin is the most important thing to render realistically, so I often use the most colors.  I tend to stay in the E's for actual skintone, but for blush I'll use YR's and R's.  I blend my skin using the lightest R possible, its superior to using a colorless blender and gives the skin a healthy pinkish hue.

When applying shading, I go for compliments.  Skin gets a light BV (blue violet), the dress got an RV (red violet).