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Dimensional vs. Realistic Coloring: What's the Difference? (Copic Markers, Colored Pencils)

Dimensional vs. Realistic Coloring: What's the Difference? (Copic Markers, Colored Pencils)

The downside of dimensional coloring

So you have colored with Copic Markers and colored pencils for a long time now. You’ve got lots of beautiful coloring projects under your belt. You are NOT inexperienced!

And yet when you look at this fox, you are blown away…

Because this is sooooo not the same kind of coloring that you do.

But why not?

Why can’t YOU color with realism?

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.

Colored Pencil: 6 Easy Tips- Improve your Grip for Better Coloring

Colored Pencil: 6 Easy Tips- Improve your Grip for Better Coloring

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…