Realistic Coloring: Do your shadows look artificial? (Copic Marker, colored pencil)

Realistic Coloring: Do your shadows look artificial? (Copic Marker, colored pencil)

Do your shadows look fake?

Depth & Dimension are buzz words in the Copic Marker and colored pencil communities. Everyone wants more depth, we all want more dimension.

What we’re really saying is that we want to color with greater realism. And in our wildest dreams, we want people to mistake our coloring for a photograph…

Realistic Coloring: How to add authentic texture to your Copic Marker and colored pencil projects

Realistic Coloring: How to add authentic texture to your Copic Marker and colored pencil projects

Do you blend everything smooth?

My latest Copic Marker Coloring Tips video at YouTube is all about texture.

As a beginner, most colorers focus on blending skills. After all, the blends are what originally attracted you to markers in the first place.

So you dream about blending, you practice blending, and the color blends are what you notice most when you go online to look at other coloring projects and tutorials.

Blend, blend, blend.

But wait, are you stuck on blending?

Artistic Coloring: How Black-line Stamps slow your Artistic Growth

Artistic Coloring: How Black-line Stamps slow your Artistic Growth

Do You Stamp or Print coloring images with Black Ink?

That's not a surprise, most colorers do.

Black ink is probably a standard part of your coloring routine. Got the Copic Markers? Got the colored pencils? Got the black ink pad? 

Chances are you don't even see…