I've lost count how many times I have read.....oh I wish I could colour like you, or I'll never be able to do that!!!
Well, my response is......YES you can!
But I promise there is no magic wand or trick involved!
Would it be as much fun if it were that easy?
Nope, you have to practice.....then practice some more!!
So I thought it would be fun to show you what my colouring looked like 4 years ago and compare it with what I am doing now!
Image: Fixer Boy by Mo Manning
Here is a closer look at my work from back in 2012, I'd been using Copics for about 18 months by this stage!
Unfortunately I didn't post a colour list back then, but I did include a tip on creating distressed leather
and here is my latest rendition of Mo's budding handyman
Ground - W0, W1
Dungarees - W0, W1, W2, W3, YR30, E50, E51, N1, N3, E53, E55
T Shirt - BG10, BG11, BG13, T0, T1, T2
Toolbelt - E11, E13, E15, E17
Hat - E30, E31, W0, W1
Hammer/Spanner - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3
Tools - E93, E97, YR20, YR21, YR23, R21, R22, R24, W1, W2, W3, W5
Shoes - N1, N2, N3, B0000, W0, W1
Boy - E0000, E000, E00, V20, R20
Hair - E11, E15, E18, E21
Enhanced with Caran D'Ache Pablo's and Luminance pencils
Digital image printed at 20% opacity using Pages and Epson printer
As you can see my colouring has changed quite a lot in the past few years; I am constantly learning and improving.......and guess what
SO CAN YOU!
It takes time, no matter how many videos you watch or classes you attend.
Your colouring will improve the more you practice...........
and please remember
never be afraid to share your work, be proud of what you've created!!
Happy Colouring in 2016