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Fade to Light

In this tutorial you will see how to color with your markers, creating light elements to the point they fade into white.


This gorgeous fairy from Fairyopolis Summer collection needs beautiful light purple dress and you can see step-by-step how it’s done.

First step is to use the darkest color (PL3) to emphasize on the crests of the fabric/darkest regions with just tiny strokes.

Then again with just little strokes I widen the areas with the next two lighter shades, PL2 & PL1.


The important thing is to leave enough white space in between if so the dress can fade to white.

Now you can add some color diversity by including a different (but very light) color – here PP3 would be perfect.

And the most important step is when we dissolve the lightest color (PL1) to white with the Blender pen. You can use “tip-to-tip” (like I did) or “palette blending” technique, otherwise you should start in the colored regions and gently smear into the colorless white.

Finally you can highlight some of the folds with the darker purples (PL2, PL3) and the dress is done.

I used the same technique for making the wings, this time with simple overlapping “brush” strokes of GT3, GT2, GT1 and the Blender.

And here is the complete list of colors:
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS4, TN2, TN3, Blender
Dress: PL1, PL2, PP3 PP3, Blender
Wings: GT1, GT2, GT3, Blender
Outline & Shades: BG1, BG2

I hope you give this easy technique a try – it creates stunning results!

4 Comments on “Fade to Light”

  • Laurel Giard February 20th, 2014 10:05 am

    Can’t Wait To Try this

  • Cindy Kandres February 24th, 2014 1:07 am

    Beautiful !

  • SALVAGGIO CHRISTINE March 7th, 2014 7:00 pm

    Very beautiful i like this technique

  • Gwenda Braniff April 22nd, 2015 7:12 am

    Great love the colour effect

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