Marker Geek Monday: 3 Ways to Colour Gnome Beards using Copic Markers

There are a few approaches I like to take to colouring gnome beards, and I thought I would gather them together in a couple of videos. Today I’m sharing three ways to colour beards with Copic markers. Later this week I will be sharing a similar video with coloured pencils.

If gnomes aren’t your thing, this video will still be useful, because the techniques work for any fur or hair texture. The approaches I share are the same ones I use to colour yetis, polar bears, and other animal images, as well as hair and beards on other characters like Father Christmas!

Three Ways to Colour Beards with Copic Markers

Here’s a look at the end results. There’s a smooshy, dabbing approach, the defined look, and a natural hair texture. I show you how I coloured each, in real time, in the video below. The footage hasn’t been sped up, so you can get a good look at how I work, while listening to me waffle!

Stamps Used: Gnomes Have Feelings Too

Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E00,E11,E04,R20 Beards: C0,C1,C3,C4
Hats/Clothes: R29,R89,E79 / G07,G17,G28,BG78

Three Ways to Colour Beards Colouring Video

Watch me colour the gnome beards in the video below. If you enjoy watching please do like the video and subscribe over on my YouTube channel.

That’s it! I hope you find this useful.


One Comment

  1. Andre M. says:

    Fantastic tutorial!

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