Be More Creative! 4 Tips to develop original & artistic coloring ideas

Be More Creative! 4 Tips to develop original & artistic coloring ideas

The internet is full of inspiring Copic Marker and colored pencil artists. Sure, they call themselves colorers or cardmakers but that’s an understatement. When coloring looks this good? It’s art! So how is it that some bloggers, YouTubers, and coloring instructors have hundreds of amazing projects on their website, meanwhile you’re sitting there with maybe one or two decent looking ones? It must be talent, right? Some people are born to be creative, right? Wrong. Creativity is a skill…

The Rule of 3: Banish the Blahs with this easy coloring concept (Copic Marker & Colored Pencil)

The Rule of 3: Banish the Blahs with this easy coloring concept (Copic Marker & Colored Pencil)

It’s all been done before… Ho hum…

That’s not exactly the feeling you want to get during your next Copic Marker or colored pencil project, eh? But the blahs are basically what happens to most colorers about a year into coloring. You’ve built a good sized marker collection, you can blend pretty well, the tutorials actually make sense now, and your projects turn out pretty good almost every time. But meh, there’s something missing.

Computers for Colorers: How to Print Black Digital Stamps in Soft Gray. Improve your Copic Coloring with No-Line Images

Computers for Colorers: How to Print Black Digital Stamps in Soft Gray.  Improve your Copic Coloring with No-Line Images

If you want to color like an artist, you need to actually start coloring like an artist. That means hiding your stamp lines.

Pssstttt… camouflaging your stamp lines is a lot easier when you print in light colors pale gray.

Gray ink? But most digis come in black!

Luckily, we’ve got Kathy for all things tech related. She’s our resident computer geek here at Vanilla Arts Company and she’s here today to share her expertise on printing no-line images to add more realism to our projects!

Copic Marker Leaks: What Causes Ink Explosions? (and how to prevent them)

Copic Marker Leaks: What Causes Ink Explosions? (and how to prevent them)

My Copic Marker exploded!

You’re coloring with a Copic and life is wonderful. Then suddenly ink starts oozing out the end of your marker and all over your project. Join Amy for a look at how and why Copic Markers suddenly leak ink. How can you prevent ink floods from damaging your next coloring project?