I know some people struggle to color in fur, so I thought I would do a little step by step tutorial giving you another option on how to get a fur effect. It’s very quick and easy to do, using a Popcorn Bear Stamp with my Spectrum Noir Pens and Neenah card.
First, stamp your image.
With chisel tip color TN1, cover the whole area. Don’t worry about it not looking smooth.
With fine tip color TN2 add dots all over the area. Try to get different sized dots if you can, that does help.
With fine tip color GB6 start and do more dots around the edge of image. Stay around the edges not quite going into the middle area. You are now building up shape and some depth.
With color TN3 add more dots to the area you have just been in but don’t fill all the area, leave some gaps.
With fine tip color GB8 repeat the steps above, making sure the area your working in is closer to the outer edge of image.
You’re nearly done; With fine tip color BG2, dot randomly where you think the darkest parts might be.
Then with TN1 and chisel edge, lightly go over the entire image. This will act as a blender for you, don’t over do this part though or you will lose some of your dots…
Here’s the completed image.
LIST OF ALL COLOURS I HAVE USED
POPCORN……TN1-TN2-TN3-BG6-GB8-GB11-EB4-EB5 FLOWERS……CT4-GB4-GB3-OR1-OR2 LEAVES AND GRASS…….LG1-LG2-CG3-LG3-CG4-JG5-JG7-GG5 DUCK……IG1-IG2- BLENDER-GB3-OR1-OR2 BACKGROUND SKY….BT1-BT3 -BLENDER
Do give this a go, it’s great fun and remember, dots are not just for backgrounds !