Hey Mixed Media Society member!
I hope all is FANTASTIC in your world and you're in the mood to play with your Tombow dual brush pens, because THIS is the week we finally get to work on our Tombows capstone project, and get to paint this dark-skinned woman together!! Isn't she stunning?!
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This 1.5 hour project is really advanced and will give you the opportunity to FLEX all those Tombow skills you've been building up until this point. She was challenging for me, but I enjoyed EVERY MINUTE, and hope YOU do too:)
Use what you have, this is what I used:
Black Carbon transfer paper: https://amzn.to/3ajeau0
Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper 11” x 14” https://amzn.to/3kVTJsj
Pentel GraphGear Mechanical Pencil https://amzn.to/3OMntBT
Pentel Arts Sign Pen w/ Micro Brush https://amzn.to/3JhAjZ2
Copic Opaque Paint with Brush https://amzn.to/3Dfr1ZW
Tombow Skin Tone Set https://amzn.to/3CB6CNS
I purchase my Tombows individually from Jerry's Artarama (they have loose stock) so you can check the Skin Tone Set and see which ones are included and which ones are not. Or purchase them individually.
If you can only afford a few, I'd get the following for this project:
Polina Bright Watercolor Brushes https://www.polinabright.com/karencampbell
and use coupon code KARENCAMPBELL to save 10% off your order
Skin Tone Colored Pencils (mine are random from a million different sets. I kinda hate colored pencils, but have come to not despise them when I use them on top of alcohol marker projects and Tombow projects like this one! If you don't have a colored pencil set, I like this one: https://amzn.to/3sjXonD)
The face drawing reference photo for today's lesson is of course in the classroom, so make sure you grab that before you get started!
✨LAST WEEK, I added 4 "Old School Round-up Lessons" to the Skin Tones classroom in case you were looking for related lessons to additional practice. There are two grayscale projects, and two in color.
Karen Campbell, Mixed Media Artist, Author & Online Art Class Instructor
"Karen is flipping hilarious and she's very real...I like the way she teaches in a way that really gives you confidence, whether you're a beginner or advanced there's always something new to learn!"
- Elizabeth W.
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Karen, you are absolutely fabulous! You make me feel like I can draw anything. I have recently retired and finally have the time to do some of the art that I have loved since I was in school. I am really at the beginning of my art journey and I hope to learn as much as I can. Thank you for all you do.