How to Color Curly Hair using Copic Markers
What’s up my crafty coloring peeps! Today I want to show you How to Color Curly Hair using Copic Markers. This image is from an old guest designer spot for Crafty Sentiments. I was searching through my digital stamp files and this one was calling my name and screaming Merida from Brave! So I wanted to create a “Disney Brave” card.
I’ve used my favorite paper, Cryogen, and here’s a list of the Copic Markers I used:
- Hair – YR04, YR07, YR09, YR14, E17, E37, W9,
- Skin – E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R30, R32
- Dress – BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, W9
- Gold Trimming & Flowers – Y23, Y26, YR15
- Ground – E30, E31, E33
- Grass – G20, G21, G24, G28, N7
- Sky – B00, B000
You’re probably thinking how are you going to “Create Curls”. I mean it’s obvious she already has curly hair. But– there’s no actual curls on the inside of the hair. Just along the edge. So many people are intimidated or have a hard time coloring an image when the hair is “empty”. Well my friend we have to use our imagination. Before you start coloring you need to create the inside curls.
Steps: How to Color Curly Hair using Copic Markers.
- Start by using YR04 and YR09 and create random swirls and O’s in the blank part of the hair.
- Use YR 14 and bottom part of the swirls and O’s.
- Define the curls and O’s with E17.
- More deepening in different areas using E37.
- Fill in entire hair with YR04, with one stroke.
- Go back over the bottom of the curls with E17.
- Using W9 you really want to define each curl making them chunkier.
- Blend out the W9 using YR14 so the W9 isn’t so bold.
- In the centers of the curls and O’s use one stroke (or fill in) with YR07, for more of an orangey red color.
I love creating different backgrounds and scenes with my cards. Take a look at this pond I created in THIS POST!
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Thanks ever so much Mindy for your tutorial on curly hair. Hair on it’s own can be intimidating, but curly hair, need I say any more. No longer will I shy away from curly haired divas, I shall hunt them out. Xx