Friday, August 10, 2012

Coloring Challenge #3

Hi girls,

Time for another Coloring Challenge! Since we have Halloween themed showcase and challenge this week, we pick a matching color theme for our third Coloring Challenge ^^

Very beautiful, right? But before we go further, let's see who's the lucky winner for our second challenge ^^
No. 2, Helen
Congratulation dear, your card is very gorgeous ♥ We love it to bits!
Please mail us at to claim your prize :)

Now, let us remind you the rules to join our Coloring Challenge. It's very simple, just pick a MilkCoffee digi, you can use the freebie ones, then color it according the pallette we decided then post it ^^ No need to make a card using it, but we would love to see if you make a card using it!

Need some inspiration? No worries, our DT girls have several images ready ^^ You can see our newest showcase to get more ideas since it have similar color pallette ;)

A hot catgirl by MARY J

And a cute pumpkin by YOSHIRA

Cute dreamy Charlotte on a paper ship by AUDREY

And Pinky Witch Charlotte by RIA

Aren't they gorgeous?
Also as usual  we have tutorial from our talented DT Lady. This time, the wonderful Lady who show us a tute about hair coloring is Audrey. Check her fabs tute :)

Hi everyone! Audrey here today and I'm going to show you how I color hair with Copics, just in case you are interested.  I usually look at my image and decide what color hair do I want this image to have?  Then I choose 3-4 colors depending on the hair length - sometimes I use 5 or 6, but that is only usually with really long hair.

So for this image of Charlotte at Paper Ship from MILKCOFFEE SHOP and I have decided she is going to have blondish/brown hair and I have chosen Copics E 50, 53, 55 and 57.  

First I decide where I am going to have my light source coming in.  I usually choose the right side, probably because I'm right handed.:)  I put down my lightest color first and I leave a decent amount of white space to show where my light source comes in.  I always color out from the top and up from the bottom in the direction of the hair in both cases.

Next I go over most of the same are with the second color (a little darker)

And then, you guessed it, I use my third color next.  I try to keep a very light touch on the marker so that it looks more like hair strands than blobs of color.  

Finally I add my darkest color to the very bottoms and also the areas furthest from my light source.

Then I go back through and darken things up by using my 3rd marker (E55 in this case)

And the second (E53)

And then first color where I go back over and connect the areas, but still keeping the light source in mind I leave a very light area there.

Last but not least, I go in and add some darker lines on the pre-drawn lines and also on where I think areas would be the darkest.

I hope you have found this helpful:)


A fab tute isn't it? :) And as usual, we have a freebie for you to color! A matching digi for this month theme, Halloween! Hope you girls like it ;)
Have a blessed day everyone! Hope you enjoy our challenge this month!

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Mary J said...

Congrats to Helen and fab tute by Audrey!

NanaConnie said...

Thanks so much for the pumpkin freebie and the tutorial on hair coloring. I'm going to go and do some practicing.

Wendy said...

the pumpkins are adorable, thanks for sharing!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Donna said...

Thank you!

Chris said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful image.

Chriss America Real said...

This hair coloring tutorial is very helpful! Thanks!


Theresa said...

Love your pumpkin image. Thank you for sharing.

Embley Veronica said...

Love the halloween pumpkins! Thank you!

Christine said...

Thank you for the wonderful pumpkins and the how-to help.

Unknown said...

So beautiful cards. I am a designer of Plastic business cards but i became so inspired from your designing.

txexperiment said...

Great tutorial. I love the pumpkins. Thanks!