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Copic Markers: Is blending the key to dimension or realism? (plus, coloring with chisel nibs!)

Copic Markers: Is blending the key to dimension or realism? (plus, coloring with chisel nibs!)

I want lots of dimension in my Copic coloring!

"So I must blend, blend, blend!

Right?

Hmmm...

Do you really think so?

I mean, I know that's what you've been told or at least it's what you've….

Artistic Coloring: Tiny Details - how to decide which details are important & what to skip

Artistic Coloring: Tiny Details - how to decide which details are important & what to skip

Do you love detail?

How much detail should you include in your Copic Marker and colored pencil projects?

Which details can you add and what should you leave out?

Are there rules for finding the sweet spot?

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

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…