Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial-Colouring Eyes with Copics

You've heard of speaking with your eyes, right?  Today's Tuesday Tutorial from Melyssa is a quick lesson on perfectly Copic colored eyes.  Have fun!

You will need Copics B91,95, 97 and blender pen to make the following blue eye colour.
Practice with the print sheet provided, which you can
Do not click on this picture and copy. 
It is just to show you what the practice sheet will look like minus the watermark.
Step 1
Add the darkest blue around a third of the eye.

Step 2
Start the midtone B95 on top of the darkest colour, and moving in small circles pull the B95 one fourth around the eye.

Step 3
With your B91 (lightest colour) use small circles to colour the rest of the eye.  Starting where the midtone  (B95) stoped and pulling towards the bottom of the eye. 
Pull the B91(lightest colour) into the midtone and darkest colour.  (this will lighten these area's and give you the half moon look in this photo.
Step 4
(The hardest step.  You can skip this if you like.)
With a steady hand take the midtone (B95) and trace along the bottom of the eye all away around.
Draw an imaginary line (shown in red) between the largest highlight, through the smallest and out past the coloured eye.  This is where you'll use the blender pen to remove colour creating a highlighted area.
Step 5
Run your blender pen along your imaginary line to remove the eye colour to create a highlight.
Or just draw a line with a white Gel Pen or white Prisma Colour Pencil.

I keep a little note book with colour swatches of the Copic combinations I like best.
and one section is focuced on eye colours. Here are a few of my favorite eye colours with the Copic numbers.

B91,  95,  97
BG0000, 01, 05
B12, 14, 37
E13, 15, 57
E31, 35, 37
E97, 99, 47
YG03, 25, 17
G20, 24, 28
YG91, 93, 97
YG91, BG93, BG96
B95, BG72, BG75
T2, BG93, W5, W7
YR12, E15, E37


Jenn Borjeson said...

Fabulous tutorial - thanks for sharing!

Irena said...

Great tutorial :)

Janice W. said...

Great tutorial. Thanks so much!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Awesome tutorial Ladies!!! Great job! Keep up the hard work!!

Maryann Laursen said...

Thanks so much for a fantastic tutorial. This was just what I have been looking for quite a long time, as the eyes are some of the hardest to makes look real, and then evento get a practicesheet is just fantastic, Thanks sooo soooooo much. I´m sure, this will be a greast help to many of us.
Biiig hugs Maryann

Linda said...

wow this is wonderful! Thank you!

Nicole said...

WOW, thanks so much, MELYSSA, you are THE COPIC QUEEN!

Stef H said...

absolutely fabulous!!!!! thank you so much!

Firenze said...

What a great tutorial! TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous tut, Melyssa!! Thank you so much for putting this together for us!!

Lisa Foster said...

Thank you so much for this fantastic tutorial and the wonderful practice sheet!

Shelly said...

Absolutely wonderful tut! I have been wondering how to color eyes! Hmmm any advice for hair? Would love to add some hair samples to my book! Thanks so much! Can't wait to try this!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a great tutorial and practice sheet, thank you so much! I just finished my sheet of eyes! Love it~

mootseeka said...

Love your tutorial style.

Maureen V said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. Eyes are really hard for me but this breaks it down just perfect. Can't wait to try it out!

Unknown said...

Thank you very much for the tutorial! I love the look.

Norma said...

WOW! this is a fantastic tutorial thank you for sharing:) I'm new to Copic Coloring and this REALLY helps!! Thank you again!!!

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M DelValle said...

Love all the color combos! Thank you so much!