Side note! I did a second Guest Blog post for CopicMarker.com! Its about using coloured Multiliners! Check it out!
Sorry for the shadowy images! I didn't have good light at the time.
I hope its okay anyway!
So I have been getting a lot of compliments on the sky's I've been doing in my Hello, Albertosaurus comic lately, and I thought I'd do a little walk through of how its done.
I start off with a blank sky. Here I've coloured everything else already.
|Imagine the paper is white! LOL!|
|Its faint, but I hope you can see the lines!|
|Feathering strokes! Lift up your marker at the end of each stroke so it has a softened edge!|
|Delicious variety. I might go over the streaky parts to smooth it out a little before going to next step.|
|You don't have to be precise, leave some lighter colour around the edge of the clouds to give them shape|
After you've blended those with your original colour (also feel free to use any number of colours - if its easier for you to use every single colour in a sequence, DO IT!) go over into the white a but more with your light colour to add some sort of depth to them. make em 3d fluffy.
Here it is while blending, jsut before going into the white parts more.
|Needs a bit more smoothing, and going into the white will soften those edges!|
Again, the photos are bad, but I hope you get the gist of the technique!
Here he is! Yeti! Now, you can make it less painterly and smooth it out just by practising the technique a little. I tend to keep a bit of a painterly feel to my illustrations sometimes.
I also used probably a couple colours not in there. but in general a mix of the BG0000, B01, B00, B02, B000000. I mix and match and don't really keep real track of it, sorry.
Hope this is useful :)