Riley and Company ~ How to Color Riley


This week we've got a little something special for you at Riley and Company! Members of the design team are sharing how they color Riley, and there is an assortment of different mediums that are being used too. I use Copics, and I always color Riley with E31, E33, E35, E37, E59. For my card I used Fishing Riley. Here is my step by step:

I color one section of Riley at a time, because you need to keep the color from drying up between adding layers of color, this helps it all blend together at the end. I start with E31 all over:


Next I add shading of E33:


Next I add some E35 to the darker spots:


Then I go over it all again with E31 to blend:


If I feel like it got a little too light, or if I waited to long and it didn't blend as well, after the E31 I may add touches of E33 & E35 again, then coat it all with E31 until I'm happy with the results:


I follow the same method with the other parts of his body:


When I start on the antlers and hooves, I skip the E31 and start a shade darker at E33. I add E35, E37 and finally E59 in the corners for the darkest parts, finishing by blending it all together with E33:


I hope you enjoyed seeing how I color Riley. I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of the design team does to color their Rileys too!

For the rest of my coloring on this image I used:

Boat: N2, N3, N4

Rod/Reel: R22, R24, R27, R29

Hat: B32, B34, B37

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