Mixed Media! Five reasons to add colored pencils to your Copic Marker projects

Mixed Media! Five reasons to add colored pencils to your Copic Marker projects

Do you fly solo?

Most colorers learn to color from other colorers, and this leads to a lot of segregated thinking in the coloring world.

"Today's tutorial demonstrates how to color magical unicorns with Copic Markers. Tune in tomorrow when we color tropical fish with Distress Ink. Next week, I'll show you how to color a landscape with Polychromos pencils!"

That's flying solo. Using one product per project. Using one brand per project.

I never fly solo.

Never.

And it makes a gigantic difference

The Danger of Step-by-Step Coloring Tutorials

The Danger of Step-by-Step Coloring Tutorials

Hooray! It's Blogday!

Ever notice how we look forward to certain days of the week when our favorite internetters post new content?

That's Blogday.

Time to check in with all your favorite Copic Marker bloggers. Time to scour the colored pencil channels on YouTube! And don't forget about all the coloring groups on Facebook!

But wait. Hold on a second.

Want to know why you've been coloring for years and yet…

Improve your Coloring: how bad color palettes Ruin good coloring

Improve your Coloring: how bad color palettes Ruin good coloring

Do you wish for Talent?

"I wish I could color like that artist on YouTube!"

All adult colorers have coloring heroes, inspirational Copic Marker or colored pencil geniuses whom we'd gladly trade places with. We love the look of their coloring projects and oh man, if only we had that kind of skill!

We'd give anything to be that talented, to be kissed by the coloring gods.

Talent. We chalk it up to talent. "That person is talented."

But you're wrong. It's not the talent you admire.

It's the color.

What you love in someone else's coloring usually has nothing to do with…

Improve your Coloring: How to Keep Copic Marker Projects Lightweight & Delicate

Improve your Coloring: How to Keep Copic Marker Projects Lightweight & Delicate

Do you have a weight problem?

Sorry, not that kind of weight problem. Do you have a Copic weight problem?

You are not alone. You color something like flowers and your blends are flawless. You use your best techniques and all of your skill. Basically, the stars align and it might be the best coloring you've ever done.

And yet your flower blossoms look like they each weigh about 90 pounds. There's nothing light or delicate about your project. It's leaden and heavy….