Dahlia Flower Copic Coloring Tutorial
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Coloring a Flower Copic Tutorial
So, you have these fabulous Copic Markers and not sure how to use them. What color do you lay down first? How do you get the colors to blend? I’m going to walk you through coloring this gorgeous Dahlia Flower in this ‘ Coloring a Flower Copic Tutorial ‘. If you want to color along you can download the image from from THIS POST!
The Copic Marker colors you will need to follow along are:
- V17, V15, V12
- RV04, RV02, RV00
- G28, G21, G24
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This color wheel from CopicMarker.com will help you choose similar colors if you don’t have the exact ones mentioned. Click for a larger version.
Step 1 : In the first photo start by adding V17 to the centers of the Flower Petals.
Step 2 : In the second photo you are going to add V15 bring the color out a little.
Step 3 : In the third photo you are going to add RV04 still leaving white at the tips of the flower.
Step 4 : In the first of the next three photos you are going to add a little RV02 blending out from the RV04.
Step 5 : Fill the rest of the flower in with RV00.
Step 6 : Go back and add V17 darkening up the centers of the petals, again.
Step 7 : The RV02 and RV04 was really bold so I wanted to tone down the color a little. So, I added a swipe of V12 over the entire flower.
Step 8: The leaves have some awesome shading to them so this is great to go off of when applying the darkest color green, G28.
Step 9: Add G24 blending the G28 , like shown in the 3rd photo below.
Step 10 : Fill in the rest of the leaves with G21. Try not to go over the other colors too much, that’s when you start mixing your colors and they start to blend and “flatten”.
Step 11 : I LOVE my dotty backgrounds. I’m able to hide where I go out of the lines and it really makes your image stand out. So I added random dots close to the flower and further apart as you move away from the flower.
Step 12 : Add more dots using BG000. You will add more dots around the flower. I still do the dot motion , but as you can see I fill the color in almost solid. This blends the B41 a little creating a beautiful texture. You can use this technique with so many different colors and create beautiful blending effects.
Step 13 : I used BV0000 in a circular motion all over my dots really blending all the background colors together.
I hope you enjoyed my Coloring a Flower Copic Tutorial. If you would like to see more of my Copic Creations please visit My Creative Scoop.
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