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Posted 7/25/08
step 16
I think I don't need to explain anymore how the Blender is used, right? ;)

Again, the Blender is the base for the colours of the bracelets to create a slight fade.

Blue Bracelet: 2707-T
Golden Bracelet: 1205-T

I coloured the golden pendants on the necklace with Y21, Y26 and YR24.

To the fingernails I added E11 and E33.
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step 17

Eyes & Mouth

The basic eye colour is R37 whereas the white part of the eye needs some shadow too. Here I used the Blender and W3. On top of that I added BV31c for some defined shadow leaving some of the colour underneath visible. After this was finished, I used 202-T (very thin nib) for the darker pupil.

The mouth/tongue is coloured with E07 and 170-T while the shadow was done with the same colours.
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step 18

In order to get a metallic feel for the bracelets and a gem touch for the orb, I put two to three layers on the existing one.

Blue Bracelet:
B32, B45 and I added B00 over both colours to blend them better. The dark/sharp details were added with BV23c.

Golden Bracelet:
Y15, Y26; dark details with BV23c

Orb:
RV21, R32; dark details with BV23c

I used Cool Gray 10-T for the lacing and it's shadows.
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We are now coming towards the last steps of colouring. ^^ Next is the wind.

1st Set of Images:
I used E40s for the softer breeze and BG11s for the strong wind and in both cases were the brush nibs very helpful. I also added the coloured reflection on both fans like I did in step 6. It's the same colours (Y15, B32) as well.

2nd Set of Images:
A second layer with the base colour was added to the bluish wind and the darker parts were done with BG34 whereas only Y00c enhances the yellowish touch on the soft wind.
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The last things I coloured before I went onto the background were the two fans. I decided that they should reflect the different types of wind which is why I drew a flowery pattern on the "violet" and and a swirly pattern on the orange/brownish fan. Due to the fact that I wanted a more complicated pattern on the orange fan, I traced the fan shape on a seperate piece of paper and added the pattern as a rough guide. Since marker paper tends to be very thin I just put the pattern directly under the original outlines so that the black lines were shining through. After that I used the colours according to the pattern. ;)

Violet Fan:
E40 (crescent shapes)
264-T (flowers)

Orange Fan:
475-T (bright parts)
481-T (border for bright parts; very thin nib)
Y38 (upper part of fan and crescent shapes)
YR23c (crescent shapes)

"Wood" on both Fans:
Warm Gray 2-T
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step 21
More details and depth were added in this step to the fans. The "wood" got some shadows with Cool Gray 7-T and the very thin nib.

I used some Warm Gray 2-T (very thin nib) for additional swirly patterns on the violet fan, again 264-T on the flowers and on top of those BV31c to give it a silky feel (a slight fade to the top and bottom of the "paper").

I gave a second coat to the bright areas on the orange fan with 475-T, added a subtle fade to the orange part and dots below with YR23 (brush nib).
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step 22
More dark parts...

"Wood" on the Fans:
Warm Gray 8-T (very thin nib)
BV31c (brush nib)

Violet Fan:
BV31c (for more fade)
264-T (borders of the "paper")

Orange Fan:
Y00c (added to the bright parts for me yellow)
YR23c (dots and borders of "paper")
BV31c (fade on top and bottom of "paper")
BV23c (shadow near the wooden part and under the hand)
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step 23
We are finally drawing to a close with the markers. :D

Well, since the picture is already very detailed I decided on a simple dark background so that the colours will "glow" a bit more.

As you can see I needed the wet-in-wet technique again for the parts with the wind. Here I had to be really careful because I didn't want to have a huge fading area and nearly black colours are very awkward to blend.

So in the order from light to dark I used:
Blender, W3, W5, W7 and W10

I also used W10 to colour the rest of the background.
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step 24

The image in the last bit looks a bit strange with those tiny and thin outlines... That's what we are going to change now.

This time I added dynamics to the outlines with the Copic multiliners black and sepia (both size 0.05); and I did fill in the parts which were supposed to be black e.g the eyes. For this I had to trace every single line again. It's quiet a lengthy process but it's worth it!
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step 25

The very last step was to add some sparkling particles or whatever you want to call them. ^^

The little images show you what I added with the opaque white. I used the small round brush (size 00) to add details to the orange fan and little dots on the the flower in the hair or the eyes. I also enhanced the wind with it.

Finally I added sprinkles to the rest of the dark background for which I used the round bristol brush and the screen. It's important to cover the drawing where you don't want any colour splatters. Since I still had one untouched copy of the original outlines, I cut them out and put them on top. It's that easy.

One thing you should keep in mind is that the opaque white for the use with the screen can't be too thick (no sprinkles then) or too thin/too much water (you'll end up with a big white blob on your drawing -_-). Always test the colour consistency first!
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step 26
Some rotating, tweaking of the colours (scanners love to eat colours or to display them wrong), adding black bars to give the image some movie kind of feel...

...and VIOLÁ! The picture is finished! :D

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Phew! It's gotten a rather long tutorial but I wanted to do an in depth one. ;)

I hope you can find this tutorial useful and it should have given you an insight of how I work with markers. Thanks for reading!

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whoa! dat's reallyy kuul
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That's really pretty
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