Ok, here it is, talk about, paddling upstream, I've had ironing, visitors, children, I didn't think doing a photo tutorial would be so time consuming, but here it is, at last!!!!
Enough of me ranting! Apologise cos its quite a long tut!
1. Stamp your image in a waterproof ink, such as memento, its the best for Promarkers, pop over to Tracy at Dies to Dies for.
2. Right for this tutorial I haven't chosen papers to go with it, I've just gone with colours I like. Normally I'd have the papers I want to make a card from as my starting point.
3. This is Miss Anya, who adores shopping, today she is going to get the Promarker Treatment.
4. For skin tones I tend to use Blush as a base and Dusky Pink for the shadowing.
5. First of all Blush, on all the skin parts.
6. Then I apply another layer of blush, where I'm going to want the shadows, leaving area which need to be highlighted.
7. Then I apply another layer again in the areas of shadow, but also areas of dark shades, such as under the chin. I tend to do this cos I don't really like the blender pen.
8. I then apply a line of Dusky Pink, just under the hair, along the line below the sleeves and shorts and under the chin, on the neck.
9. This next step is really difficult to explain but I'll try. To help blend I use a techniques I call feathering. I gently flick the pen from the darker areas upwards or downwards, quite lightly. Its a sort of dragging motion, but not putting full pressure on the pen, this gives a really effective, graduated colouring.
10. I'm using Sandstone and Cinnamon, but you can use other colours, but use a light and dark shade.
11. Next the shorts. To start with, just one even layer of Sandstone.
12. I then apply a line in the areas where there would be shadows, below the top, at the side of the zip, and down the outside and inside edges. At this point I leave it to dry fully.
13. I like the combination of blues and shades of brown, but again use your own choice, but a light and dark shade, here I'm using Pastel Blue and Cornflower.
14. So one even layer of Pastel Blue.
15. And the socks.
16. While the pastel blue is still wet apply a line of Cornflower at the bottom of the Shirt. Then again while still wet use Pastel Blue and apply a second even layer.
17. To co-ordinate I coloured the socks and bows in sandstone as well.
18. Then ran a line of Patel Blue down the outside and inside of the socks, creating shadows.
19. Then to create highlights I ran a white gel pen down the centre.
20. I continued this up the legs and onto the shorts.
21. Now the skin is completely dry, I applied a line of Dusky Pink, under the hair line, sleeves, chin, and short legs.
22. I then remembered to colour the hair band, two layers of Pastel Blue.
23. Now the Hair, I like strong browns, or sandstone. I'm not really a blonde!!!!
24. After applying one even layer of Cocoa, I then went back and picked out strands. (I also added highlights to the hair band and bow).
25. Finally, I applied a third layer in areas of shadow, behind the bow, and around behind the face. When the ink has dried, it looks quite subtle.
26. The figure is now almost complete.
27. These are the colours I decided to use for the bags.
27. For each one I applied one layer, then in areas of shadow, I applied another layer to darken the colour. For extra definition, I used the gel pen again. The inside of the bags were coloured using two shades of Ice Grey, 3 & 4.
28. To highlight the hair, I quickly scribbled lines of White gel pen, to give the effect of shine!
29. The final step is to use Ice Grey 1, and outline the entire image, it really makes it pop!
Hope this is ok, If there is anything I have forgotten, or you have any questions lets me know.
Hugs Sarah B X