I’ve had my Prismacolor pencils for almost 20 years now and still haven’t managed to get the hang of it. However, with the help of the other MIC gals, I’ve been able to do a little better each time I work with them. This time I colored on normal paper and should have picked something with more of a tooth to it (i.e. more texture). However, I found a blender marker for pencils at the store and gave that a try after it was colored. For me, it worked out better than a rubbing nib so I’m anxious to try it on better paper next time.
One thing that I do differently with the pencils from the Copic markers is grabbing colors without looking at a color chart. i think this helps me get more depth and variation in the colors but sometimes it also gets me into trouble. For example, I like how the blue and purples worked on the unicorn but the added orange in the dress isn’t my favorite. None-the-less, it was a fun image to color and experiment with.
This second image was just to help me feel better and get something colored that I enjoyed. LOL So I whipped out my Copic markers and enjoyed the light smooth feel to the brush versus the pressure with the colored pencils. I think that is why this one turned out better than the first.
For some areas on this image, mainly the dress and shoes, I used a white gel pen to add highlights back in. I was hoping this would give the sheer fabric a little reflective shine to it and set it apart from the other fabrics in the dress. I added highlights to the unicorn’s horn and hoofs as well as the golden shoes of the princess.
That’s about all for today and I hope this inspires you a bit. Thanks for coming by and have a great week!
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