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Translucent Effect

I lately coloured one in every of Hanna Karlzon’s bugs in Daydreams with translucent impact on the wings. This impact may be utilized to something that you just wish to have a see-through look, not simply bugs. I bought quite a lot of requests to share how I did it. Unfortunately, I didn’t make a video however I took some progress footage, so hopefully it helps.

What makes translucency

If one thing is translucent, which means you possibly can see what’s beneath however the objects will not be clearly seen. The extra particulars you see, the extra translucent it’s. In my coloring of the bug, it’s fairly detailed to the purpose you can see the small patterns of the physique beneath the wings. In this case, the patterns are fairly easy to duplicate. I primarily joined the curves, drew the patterns and accomplished the lacking physique elements. For drawings which can be extra complicated, maybe it’s not possible to attract all the main points, however no less than attempt for the larger shapes to offer the phantasm you can see what’s beneath.

What to make use of for drawing

Coloring e-book illustrations are sometimes drawn in black stable strains. Wings will not be glass, therefore we must always solely see a blurry suggestion of no matter is below. We don’t need crystal clear laborious strains. I used a pencil to very frivolously define (see pic under) however pencil marks don’t look polished.

How to color translucent wings

I completed with a light-weight gray fineliner/marker, then erased the pencil marks if any. I simply occurred to have a light-weight gray Stabilo 68 pen, any gentle gray marker will do.

How to color translucent wings

How to color translucent wings

The secret

Now I’m simply attempting to create suspense, possibly everybody makes use of this trick already! Before I coloration something contained in the wings, I placed on a layer of white with white pencil on your complete wing. The finest white pencil I discover is the Caran D’Ache Luminance white. Anything Caran D’Ache is dear however you should purchase singles and it’s so value it. By the best way their Buff Titanium might be one other single that it is best to spend money on. It’s nice for mixing. By coloring with white as a base for the wings (simply the wings – don’t do it wherever else), you create an computerized lightening impact from colours exterior of the wings. This means that you can use the very same colours however obtain a muted impact. Hence you coloration the entire physique inside or exterior the wings the identical method. I nonetheless used a bit much less weight on the wing half to ensure it regarded lighter.

How to color translucent wings

How to color translucent wings


Depending in your background coloration, a few of that coloration must be on the entire wings too however a lot lighter. In mine, my background is yellow which is simple to overlay. I additionally coloured darker yellows alongside the unique strains. If your background is darkish then use a a lot lighter shade and use very gentle weight. e.g. gentle gray tone with a black background.

How to color translucent wings

How to color translucent wings

Happy Coloring

Now you realize every part I learn about coloring translucent results. You can apply this to butterflies wings, fairies, see-through robes and so on. Let me know the way it goes! Have enjoyable coloring.






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