Today, I want to share a wonderful resource with you for coloring faces and hair! When I've had the pleasure of teaching Copic classes around the US and Canada, faces & hair have always been a favorite topic. It seems that lots of you are coloring people images, or at least want to!
If you've ventured into the world of coloring people images, then you are well aware of how overwhelming it can be. There are many skin tones, textures, styles, and even more in the hair category! Where on earth do you begin?!
Well, I'm gonna tell you! You begin with that book right up there, Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers.
The Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers book by Marianne Walker is a part of the Coloring Foundations Series. This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to use Copic Markers to color people images. Both beginner and advanced artists will find this book useful for learning a variety of Copic coloring techniques.
The images are beautiful and the instructions are clear & concise. Each tutorial carefully guides you through all the steps necessary to color faces and hair, from simple to complex and everywhere in between.
This book includes 15 different faces, including free line art for you to copy, print, and color to your heart's content! It also includes wonderful coloring charts for skin, hair and eyes. It really is an invaluable resource!
Each of the below images were taught using these same techniques in our More Faces & Hair and Clothing & Accessories Workshops that were taught throughout the last couple of years. For one final year we have a few more of those classes coming up in the fall. Don't miss out! Click HERE for locations and sign up links!
This first image is from Some Odd Girl, and is called Thank You Mae. She represents a simpler style with straight hair & not a whole lot of detail in the face...except for those awesome eyes!
Oh, by the way, did I mention that the book covers coloring eyes as well??? So cool!
This next image is appropriately called Schoolgirl from Tiddly Inks. Her skin is quite simple; but you can really have a lot of fun with that hair! I took a little extra time on her hair and really emphasized each wave. She was super fun to color!
This last image I'm sharing with you today is from Mo's Digital Pencil, and is called Duck Face (as you can see). This one's definitely more advanced, as it's not only larger, but much more detailed as well. That hair takes a bit of patience, as it has a lot of movement, and, well, there's a lot of it! It is oh-so-stunning when it's completed, don't you think? I played with a medium skin tone on her. There are some great skin tone ideas in the book!
There you have it, friends! If you've been wanting to venture into the world of coloring faces and hair, go get yourself the Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers guide today. It is worth it's weight in gold!
Have a beautiful day, friends! Thanks so much for visiting with me today!