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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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