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!

Artistic Coloring: How to color shade with realism (copic Marker & colored pencil)

Artistic Coloring: How to color shade with realism (copic Marker & colored pencil)

Do you struggle with shade?

Fans of Copic Markers and colored pencils love to talk about the joys of shading. But I'll bet you're not very confident about shading without help from a sample project or a tutorial. You probably feel safest when there's someone telling you where the shade goes.

Right?

"Where should I add shade?" is the number one hang-up for colorers at all levels.

Yes, even…

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…

Am I Done Yet? How To Know When your coloring is Finished

Am I Done Yet? How To Know When your coloring is Finished

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet now? How about now?

Knowing when to declare "I'm finally finished!" is hard.

Do you have enough Copic Marker color? Have you added enough colored pencil? Are the blends good? Does it look right? Is anything left undone?

Beginners have an especially tough time deciding when to call it quits. Many overwork their projects (as I discussed here) but far more students quit too early leaving things looking half finished or uncolored.

It's a hard call to make.

And here's where you're expecting me to swoop in with a handy solution, right?