So I went shopping recently and went to one of my favorite stationery shops. I came across something super interesting. This is a deco color premium… Prime… Premio… What? That – What? That is really redundant. Anyway, it’s supposed to be a goldleaf
marker kind of thing and we’re gonna try it out. We’re gonna do some artwork and then add some little finishing touches to this thing with gold. Open it up. Wow so much plastic. Alright, this is the marker up close. Look how pretty it is. Ah, how satisfying. Ooh, this is one of those: you have to activate it kinds of caps. Hello!? Come out of the marker. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Okay. First of all, look at the tip now. Look how shiny and beautiful that is. Wow! And look at this, I mean literally that looks straight up like gold leaf! Whatever! That is so cool. So I have this drawing here. It might be kind of hard to see this because it’s a sketch right now. I drew a person with a moth on their face and I thought it was really cool. I’m going to do a marker illustration with this right now. First we’re gonna roll this eraser over everything. We’re going to color it in with Copics and do gold accents all over the place. I’m gonna go happy with this because Well, I just saw what it looks like and it is beautiful. It’s kind of hard to see so I apologize. We’re gonna do a pink silk moth. I think we’ll use these colors for it. Yeah! It’s been quite a while since I’ve used Copics. I probably haven’t touched these in a good three or four months. I don’t really know why. Heh so what I want to do here is Create a really exotic looking pink silk moth resting on this girl’s face. [Music] What happened to this marker!? Beautiful, beautiful. I think this will look really really pretty once it’s all blended out. [Music] All right, so inside of that we are going to do gold! Oh, that’s so beautiful. Ah! Guys, this is so shiny in real life. It’s incredible. Wow, I just wanted to see a preview of that. I couldn’t wait. I’m gonna do some little vein things. Through here. Okay. I was definitely not expecting that to look so cool, but it does. [Laughs] Do spots down here on these wings. First thing I’m gonna do is put some canary yellow in here and then I’ll overlay some gold. I think it’s really pretty to have the glowing yellow on the edges of the wings. It kind of ties the gold in with everything, which is really nice. I think it will tie in the warmth of her skin tones later, once we create that so I’m excited to see the next steps. I’m gonna make some of the veins and the wings differ from wing to wing, because I think that’s really beautiful just to have a variety. No two wing is the same kind of thing. I think markings on butterflies and moths are really fascinating. One nice thing about moths is once you observe a lot of markings and stuff, you can kind of illustrate your own species if you want to. Just experiment and make up stuff, which is kind of what I’m doing. This is inspired by a pink silk moth. Those are beautiful. They’re actually one of my favorite moths. So I decided to do my own interpretation of a pink silk moth. Change some stuff up, which is what you’re seeing here. Sorry this marker so squeaky. I need to add ink to it. Wow, this gold is beautiful. Man, I can’t believe it. It really looks like gold leaf! I’m just blown away by this. The pink silk moth that I looked at before I drew this actually has gold spots right here in the wings. So I feel pretty validated doing this since that moth had it. I am officially obsessed with this marker. I just went to accent all my artwork in gold now. What in the world? Why is this so beautiful? It just glistens so beautifully, I mean in real life it really looks like a little leaf. I’m so impressed right now! Wow! The things that you randomly find in life and then become so impressed with. I have a lot of spots on the wings now. I need to calm down. Calm down Mira Byler! Don’t do any more. Hmmh! Dude, a lot of people ask me if I can do a tutorial on shading skin tones with Copic markers and I haven’t gotten around to it but I can tell you I like to start with my lightest skin tone shade and that is E00 with Copics. If I’m using Ohuhu or Prismacolors or something like that, Pro markers, Then I just look for the lightest one. Right, got that down. This moth is basically covering her eyes, which I think is really really cool. I have been wanting to do a piece like this for months. Pretty much ever since I started drawing moths. I had this idea to have a moth land on somebody’s face like this and you can’t really tell how the person is reacting. I think it kind of inspires this tone of mysterious peace. Which is why I’m very drawn to this idea. So yeah, my skin tone process is kind of a mess. At first it doesn’t really look like anything special. It just looks blotchy and gross, but bear with me. All right, may as well I’ll in her neck while we’re at it. Then we’ll start the shading process. Now another hack – If you guys really want to know how I blend out skin – Let me tell you this I alternate between this light color and then I’ll go to a darker color and then I’ll go right back over this and sometimes I’ll do an entire other layer. It uses a lot of ink. For me, I think it’s worth it. The style that I’m going for. You can do it how ever you want but I just figured I would give you the lowdown. All right. This is my blotchy beginning it’s okay. We’re all messes on the inside. sometimes. We can’t hide it. Dude. It is so cold out today. I kid you not. I had to reorganize my art desk because my husband needed to use my studio last night to record a lecture. Do I have a flesh-colored marker somewhere. Yeah, I don’t remember what this is like. Oh, yeah. We can do this, too. It was a really cute button nose. That’s what I’m shooting for here. I just love little button noses on characters. It’s so cute. So I’m gonna try really hard to shade this exactly the way I want it. And hope it turns out cute. I feel like I’m not very good at button noses. I also want the nose to look a little rosy. Here’s another skin tone hack. I love using this purple viola marker. It’s really good for shadows. So I’ll usually go in and add that. Usually when it mixes with the skin tone, it’s a really nice shadow color. It’s soft enough but it’s also contrasting enough to give you exactly the kind of shadow I’m looking for. All right now we’re doing the lips. I just filled in the skintone and going in with some pink! Got some layers done on lips and I think I want to go in with this ash rose color. It’s more of a brown. I do want to make it a little more neutral. I think it it just softened everything up really beautifully. Do you guys have a favorite go-to color for certain mediums? For Copics, for me, it’s definitely these E70 range markers and this viola marker. That’s how I usually get my color schemes. For gouache paint, it is pink and green. For acrylic paint I honestly think it’s a minty teal. I might plump up that top lip, yo. I didn’t realize just how far it was from her nose. I usually smash it way up too high. Today we did the opposite. That looks a little better I think. I feel like I always draw my characters with really small lips. This is a fun thing to do. I wish I could just scoot this up a little bit though, cuz the chin is smaller. No, you know what? This is an illustration and you gotta embrace your imperfections and you learn from them. I will show you guys my imperfections because I’m not gonna pretend to be perfect on my channel. Doing a shadow under the nose right now. I kind of I guess redeemed that a little bit Do you think it’s weird that I’m doing Copics on my channel again? I haven’t done this in a while. I don’t know why, I just looked at them the other day and was like yo, I miss you guys! Okay, let’s start blending out the neck. Yay! We’re getting somewhere guys. I kind of like when the neck is a little darker than the entire face. I think I might just do that. Wow, yo, I need to refill this marker. hold up. Okay, the marker has been refilled. We are back in action. Look at that. What a squeaky marker guys! All right, her teeth are not perfectly white because let’s face it, nobody is perfectly white teeth. So let’s just humble her a little bit. Okay, so we need to do her shirt, her hair and the background. Hmm. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait, let me see here. I could do this beautiful wax white background. What bright green background look like? Hmm, I kinda like that. I might do monstera leaves. Oh my word! I think we’re gonna do monstera leaves in the background and then either a yellow background or light blue background. What do you guys think? [Excitedly repeats “What do you think?” three times.] So I have a question of the day for you guys. This is completely unrelated to my video, but I’m just curious because This is just been on my mind this morning. I watched Christopher Robin last night and cried multiple times. Every time I watch that movie, I cry I just really like it and it brings back my childhood, Watching Winnie the Pooh and everything. It’s such a good movie. But yeah, I cry every single time I watch it. So I’m just curious if you guys have any movies out there, That make you cry every time you watch it and what is the movie? That’s the question of the day. I don’t know. I just want to know if there’s other people out there who Have a movie that you can rewatch over and over again and it just makes you cry. I just want to thin out line around this. I want to find a way to incorporate gold into her shirt. I guess I could do a gold necklace on her. That would be cute, but I was thinking gold polka-dots would be really cute as well. I think I am going to do the gold polka-dots. So let’s go for it. I think I’m gonna do thick lining. Oh, yeah, that’d be so pretty. Okay. Guys, this marker is beautiful. Ah, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Look at this. Look at that. Ahh! This is really like gold leaf. I’m just shocked. Okay, we’re gonna do the hair now and then focus on the background a little bit. I think I want to try to keep a cohesive color scheme. So I’m gonna take these E70s. We will use these for the hair. So we’re gonna use those. I want to incorporate an ombre effect. If I can get some yellow in here and maybe a bit of her skin tone. This for the hair. Yeah! Do you guys ever get inspired and you do some sort of arty dance? Oh, yeah! Just me? What!? Swatch card, there are a couple things we need to compare. We’re gonna have some smooth healthy looking hair. Ooh skin tone. Perfect blend into some blonde yellow. No, not this shade of yellow. That’s why you swatch. Oh, this shade of yellow. Okay, we came up with our spectrum of hair colors in this order. Going this way. How do I make this hand go this way? Okay. I just got a burst of energy. We’re doing this now. I like to lift the roots a little bit. That’s what I’m doing at the moment, giving her hair some dimension. Just curve it up and swing it down like a moon that got ran over by truck. I’m a little nervous about the butterfly, you know what? If I put washi tape over that, do you think it will protect things? Do you can go lift the gold? I just don’t want to get hair on it. My hair motions are a little extra. I don’t know, I’m scared guys. I’m trying to make it bend with the curve of the wing. Okay, we’re good. All right, we’re gonna speed up this process a little bit hair takes forever. So enjoy some music Little time lapse. [Music] Moment of truth on the washi tape, let’s peel it off and hope for the best. So we know if we’re going to repeat this for the bottom half of the hair. Whoo, that scared me! That scared me so much. I was afraid of it’s gonna ruin my piece. Everything stayed intact. I’m pretty happy. My butterfly is unscathed and we are happy with some nice hair. That’s all the hair I’m doing for this. I’m just kidding. I’m just kidding. We’re gonna continue, okay. Woo Woot! I don’t know if I want to do the washi tape again though. I’m kind of scared because it curves too much at the bottom. The gold detail is a lot more delicate. [Music] Think it would be really really cool if she had ombre hair on the top, but her under layers are like dyed dark brown. Kind of to match the top of her hair. So that’s what I’m doing now. I’m just getting kind of creative with it. I don’t really see that too much in hairstyles, but I think it’s a really cool way to tie ombre together. Sometimes with just sort of thing. For short hair. I think it’s really pretty. Bobs and stuff. Okay, guys I decided to take this green – I know it’s gonna be really bright, but I’m gonna put it in the background because it is gonna pop up against this butterfly and it is going to give the illusion of being in a jungle and so I could do silhouettes of other things. I thought about doing this really light green here, But it is too close in color to the edges of these wings and super close to the yellow at the bottom of the hair. I don’t want that to blend, I really want this to be a bold statement against the background. [Music] We’re gonna color in the monstera leaves also known as a Swiss cheese plant. By the way if you’re curious about paper that I’m using or what pencil I sketch with or Anything that you saw in this video I can put links down below for you guys. I know you guys ask me a lot about what I’m using. A lot of the time I just forget to tell you. As always in every single video that I post, My newer ones anyway. They all have my favorite art supplies in the description, too. If you’re wondering about stuff from other videos, you can probably find it as a default for all my videos. One leave left! Okay, we’re almost done with this. I need to figure out a couple other things to add though. Wow things just got wicked intense here. I’m trying to arrange my pencils around this. [Laughs] Yeah, it’s a little hard. Okay, I’m just gonna layer some stuff here and there on this moth. I want to bring it to life a little more Same with the lips and whatnot. Okay, that sums up today’s video. I’m just finishing a couple little details here, but we’re basically done. I layered a lot of colored pencil over this and darkened the butterfly’s wings. I thought it stood out better against the background. So here it is. Look at the goldleaf marker! Ah, I love it so much it just shines so beautifully. I’m really glad I found that thing and this was just a fun art piece to do in general. I hope you liked it. Thank you so much for watching and have a good day. Bye.