Friday, 6 July 2012

Promarkers tutorial ~ cuddly bear with browns

I've been meaning to do a tutorial for a while & this evening I thought I'd do a little colouring & share.
Today I am going to show you (after a lot of practice & experimenting!) how to colour a bear brown & him to look fairly soft & cuddly =0)

I am using:
Crafters Companion Neenah Card
Letraset Promarkers
I printed the digi image using a canon printer


The colours I am using to colour Waffles are:
Chestnut
Terracotta
Apricot
Clear blender 
(I have also used Blush, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Denim Blue & Pastel Blue)

To begin with I like to use the darkest colour which is the Chestnut.
I have decided my light source is coming from the front so the middle of the bear is going to be catching the light.
Starting with his ears I have laid down chestnut in the areas I want the darkest.

Next I have gone over the chestnut with the terracotta going further into the middle
I use light circular movements repeating round with the terracotta until it has blended with the chestnut

For the centre of his ears I have used apricot & again used circular light movements to blend it into the terracotta & up into the chestnut

Finally for his ears to get the cuddly look I have used very light circular movements over the whole ear with the blender pen.

Using the techniques above for the ears I have started his head with chestnut

Next I've gone over with terracotta. Can you see on this picture I've only gone over once so you can still see a vivid line of chestnut.

I carry on laying down terracotta along the edge of the chestnut until it has blended to my satisfaction, slowly bringing the terracotta to the middle of the face.
The middle of his face only has a very light layer of terracotta

so now when you go over with the blender pen you get a more cuddly look with the highlights on his face

Again following the same principle for the face with chestnut, terracotta & the blender pen I have done the rest of the body.
Chestnut...

Over chestnut with terracotta....

over the whole body with the blender pen

For his mouth area I have used a little terracotta & apricot followed by the blender pen.

His nose is chestnut, his hands are just apricot with blender & his belly is blush with blender.


Here's my finished Waffles bear. I will do further tutorials for green & blue

I hope this helps any newbies looking to get into colouring & anyone already using promarkers.

Hugs Helen
xxx


5 comments:

purplekt22 said...

Great tutorial - thanks Helen x

Linda w said...

Great tutorial, I always have so much trouble colouring bears....which sadly means I hardly ever use the adorable little things. I also appreciate it because there just aren't so many tutorials for promarkers as there are copics. Hugs lin

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is fabulous, Helen and you make it look so easy. Thanks bunches,
Teresa

PS - Love to Blueberry.

Nikki said...

Great tutorial, thank you for this.
I love promarkers too.
Fab image, made look brilliant with your colouring xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab tutorial, thanks for sharing
Lindsay xx