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Old 10-01-2012, 06:38 AM   #3138
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Originally Posted by SuzyS1104 View Post
Sorry...I didn't see this sooner!! Where does my time go? LOL

To answer you question....I haven't looked for videos. I just experimented on my own. I watched a few copic mark videos and just translated that into the prisma pencils and colorless blender pencil. I usually put a layer of color down (the lightest)....then use the colorless blender pencil in a circular motion. Leaving a little area white...or very light of color (shows the highlight area). Then I come back and do the next shade (same color) outlining what I had just colored. Again...blending with the pencil in a circular motion...pulling some of it in to that base color. Then go to the next darker shade...and repeat. I do this until I have all the shading that I want to do. It's not unusual for me to use 3-5 pencils on one area. If I can't find the darkest shade...I will use either dark brown, steel, or black to do that last dark shade...but, not too heavy so you can see the color that had down right before hand.

here is the Christmas card I did several others. I discovered with the fairy and mushroom card that it is better to do the background shading first...then you don't smear the other colors when you are doing the background. That was a highpoint recently discovering that! I guess I did look at the Outlines website. It had some samples done with some blogs. That's where I got the idea of doing the background first.

I do try a little pressure to the blender pencils when I doing the small circles.
I clean the pencil off when I change colors completely....I leave it when I'm doing all red, but when I switch to green...I clean the blender pencil by rubbing it on a scratch piece of paper...or scrape it with my nails to get it off.

Hope this helps you out....I can explain more if need be. Just let me know! Glad to help out!
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