Realism

Tutorials Make Realistic Coloring Impossible (Copic Marker, Colored Pencil)

Tutorials Make Realistic Coloring Impossible (Copic Marker, Colored Pencil)

Do your Copic Marker projects look flat & unrealistic?

Do you follow lots of coloring tutorials which promise depth and dimension? Yet your projets still have a flat, artificial or stylized look to them. Is your coloring dimensional and yet not realistic? Have you ever wondered…

Realistic Coloring: 6 Ways to Make Your Practice Sessions More Effective (Copic Marker, Colored Pencil)

Realistic Coloring: 6 Ways to Make Your Practice Sessions More Effective (Copic Marker, Colored Pencil)

So you set a practice routine…

You’ve decided to buckle down and really work on improving your Copic Marker and colored pencil coloring skills. You’re going to color for at least an hour, 5 days a week. Or maybe you’re…

Over the Top Copic Artist Retreat: San Antonio 2019

Over the Top Copic Artist Retreat: San Antonio 2019

How to take your Copic Markers over the top?

Last week I had the privilege of meeting with a group of wonderful Vanilla Arts students in San Antonio, Texas for a Copic Marker art retreat…

Realistic Coloring: The Danger of Black Copic Markers & Black Colored pencils

Realistic Coloring: The Danger of Black Copic Markers & Black Colored pencils

Do you use black markers and colored pencils?

Would you be surprised to find out that I almost never use black?

My latest Copic Coloring Tips video at YouTube tells you the story about how I started not-using black. There are a lot of benefits to tucking your black Copics and colored pencils into the back of your deepest desk drawer.

I’m a better artist today because I don’t use black!

Today, let’s talk about the traps you can fall into when you uncap that black marker.