How to get a Deeper Shadow when Coloring with Pink Copics

Today I’m sharing How to get a Deeper Shadow when Coloring with Pink Copics using the new Sunny Studio Stamps release! I’m using the Stitched Arch Dies and the stamp set I’m using is the Cruising Cuisine Stamps. I stamped my images in Memento Ink and Stamped onto my Copic xpress it blending card.

I used the following Copic Markers to color my images.

Donuts – R81, R85, E30, E31, E33

Food Truck – E33, E31, E30, R81, R85, N1, N3, N5, N7, B00, B000

I’ve been using Copic Markers for almost 14 years. When I tell someone that they automatically say, you must have all of them, then. Nope, I don’t because I don’t need them all and here’s why. I don’t like using bright, neon-ish colors. Most colors have a few different color combos where the color is just too neon for me and it’s really hard to get a deeper shadow for those colors without changing the color by adding gray.

Here’s a list of my favorite go to Pink Copic Marker Color Combos:
  • R81, R83, R85
  • RV32, RV34
  • R20, R22
  • R30, R32
  • RV11, RV13, RV14 and RV21, RV23, RV25 (these are more neon-ish colors but if I need a change from the above colors I’ve used these color combos.)

So, as you can see there is just a handful of pinks that I use and most of the color combos have only 2 shades. How to get a Deeper Shadow when Coloring with Pink Copics is simple, use a brown. In the card I’m sharing with you today I used E33 to deepen my pink shade. You can use whatever medium brown color you have — or are already using in your image.

Step by Step: Deepening your Pink Shade by coloring from dark to light.

  • Step 1: I start in the shadowed area with my darkest pink.
  • Step 2: Come out a little more with the next lightest color. Still leaving white where you want it to be the lightest pink.
  • Step 3: Now, go back over the darkest pink area with the medium brown.
  • Step 4: Then, take the darkest pink and go over the brown. We don’t want it to be brown — we are making the pink a deeper shade so we want to cover the brown up. This mixes the 2 shades together.
  • Step 5: Come out a little more with the lighter pink. Flick the lighter pink into the white space and then do one swipe over the white space.

I use this same rule for shadowing with browns when coloring with Pinks, Yellows and Oranges.

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