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…
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.
Want to improve your colored pencil coloring?
Ok, so you’ve tried a few colored pencil projects and you can’t quite seem to get the hang of it. It looked so simple, it’s a pencil after all. So you buy some of that magic solvent stuff and blend the heck out of your project with a paper stumpy thing. But that just makes a slightly greasy smear and it’s paler than the original. So instead, you try…
Bad Copic Marker advice?
Visit any adult coloring discussion board or Copic Marker fan site, or search How to Color with Copics and you’ll get lots of helpful advice. A lot of the information people volunteer is useful, but that’s not true for everything.
Free flowing knowledge is a good thing, until you get false info. Bad advice makes coloring harder than it has to be.
Some advice is iffy. Some information is misguided. And some tips are flat out wrong.