What’s a Halloween season without coloring at least one witch’s hat?
Today I am going to take you through coloring the creases and folds that give the witch’s hat its character in four easy steps.
For this first step I simply colored the hat with IG1.
This next step can be a little scary. Honestly, when it comes to creases and folds, sometimes I will use my best guess.
I try to follow the artist’s lines, but for this one, the artist only drew in one line for the crease in the hat. I used that as a guide to create a few more of my own.
The more you create creases and folds, the easier it gets. The trick is to use the darkest color to place those shadows and really believe in what you are doing!
The next step is to begin the blend by coloring over the dark shadows (that you placed in the last step) with a mid-range or mid-tone color and extend that color out slightly.
Be sure to leave some areas around your crease shadows white. You don’t want to fill in the entire hat with the mid color. All you are doing with this step is creating the gradient from light to dark.
Here’s where you’ll be filling it in. The final step is to use the lightest color (the same color you used for step one) and color over the entire hat again.
I typically start in the darkest area and “flick” toward the lightest area until the entire hat is filled in.
Here’s a close up of the completed witch along with a color list of all the Spectrum Noir markers I used to color her in:
Witch’s Hat, Dress and Shoes: IG9, IG4, IG1
Accessories: PL1, PL4, OR1, TN3
Skin: EB1, EB2, IG3
Hair and Book of Spells: TN7, TN3, TN1
And here’s what I did with her:
Here’s my little coffin treat box for someone special this Halloween.
I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Halloween!