One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “How do you get your colors to look so smooth?” followed by the statement, “Mine always come out streaky and uneven!”
Unfortunately, my answer to the question is, “I don’t.”
Honestly, my color only looks smooth because of how many layers I use in every area of each drawing, and even then I’ll break up large smooth areas with textures and highlights. You would be hard pressed to find a single area of smooth even color in any of my drawings.
But, just because I personally don’t go for large areas of flat smooth color, it doesn’t invalidate the root of the question, so I set out to find the answer. In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you what I learned.
The materials I’ve used in this video are:
- 100 lb smooth bristol board
- Copic Various Ink refill E00
- Copic Various Ink refill Y11
- A mixed green composed of 1 drop Copic Various Ink refill B05 and 20 drops of Copic Various Ink refill Y11
- 0 Colorless Blending Fluid
- Cheap paint brushes
Ok, go on now and watch the video, then let me know what you think in the comments below!
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