Friday, 14 May 2010

Mad for Markers - Black hair tutorial

Hi ladies! This is my first post for Mad for Markers and it's my very first tutorial! Let me say first that I am not Copic Certified, this is just showing you how I like to do black hair.
I tend to colour from lightest to darkest. I first coloured C0 where I like the highlights to be, then work my way through to darker colours - C2, C3, C6 and finally C8.
Hopefully you can see the progression in my photo. Finally in girl 6 I have gone back to C0 and blended all together.
Sometimes for black hair, I like to add a blue into the highlights for shiny hair. I haven't done it in this case.
So how painless was that?? Hopefully this might be of some help to anyone out there that is new to copics and looking for some hints.
Other copics used
Skin - E000, E01, E11
Clothes - YR04, YR07, YR09
Shading - W0, W1
Have a great weekend


  1. THANKS!!! I've been pining for a black hair tutorial! This is just perfect.

  2. Wow Trace, its amazing how you can do all this, you are too talented.

  3. Tracy what a wonderful tutorial. I love the hair it look fantastic.

  4. Great tutorial Trace! LOve the card, those papers are yummy.

  5. Oh, I LOVE the step by step. So great~

  6. Awesome Traci!
    Thanks! Great job on your first M4M post and good on you for diving right on in :D
    Love that image!!

  7. Wow - am off to colour in some black hair!