Welcome! I was experimenting with the Copic Six-piece Ciao Skin Set earlier this week and thought I would share my findings. While I am fairly frequently asked about Copic skin tone colors, I'm not fond of limiting myself to just a FEW markers. There are so many great colors, and so much variety in skin tones, that sharing three or six or even twelve marker colors seems a bit underwhelming. However, we all need to start SOMEWHERE, right? And if you need to start somewhere, then the Copic Six-Piece Ciao Skin set is a great place to start! Even if you have all of the Copic colors, perhaps one of the kids in your life is just starting to show interest in manga or anime, or art in general. A six-pack of Copic Ciao's might just earn you favorite Auntie status. . . ;-}
On the card at the top of my post, I limited my skin tones to those in the set shown above.
Listed above are all of the Copic markers that I used to color the Mo Manning Coffee image.
After I finished the first image, however, I also wanted to see how the set would work for darker skin tones. I knew that the Copic E-teens family tends to lean reddish brown, so I would normally add more neutral browns into the skin mix as I get darker in value. In the spirit of staying true to the six-piece set, however, I used only the four darker colors in the Copic Six-piece Ciao Skin Set in the image above. What do you think? It is on the reddish brown side for sure, but it worked pretty well. The E-teens are easy to blend, and the E11, E13, and E15 really are staples in my skin tone collection anyway (even when I combine them with other color families to tone down the reds.) The E93 in the kit makes a great blush tone, especially on light to medium skin.
The patterned papers that I used are from an oldie-but-goodie collection, Echo Park's Summer Bliss 6 x 6 pad. All dies are by MFT Stamps (Blueprints 15 for the main panel perimeter, Blueprints 31 for the small banner, and Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle Stax for the focal image). I used X-Press It Blending card for the focal image.
I will be back later tonight with the first of the My Favorite Things Stamps April Release posts. Thank you for stopping by!