Realism

Realistic Florals: Why Traditional Copic Marker Blending Technique Makes Fake Flowers

Realistic Florals: Why Traditional Copic Marker Blending Technique Makes Fake Flowers

Do your flowers look fake?

Do you dream of coloring realistic flowers with Copic Markers, colored pencils, or even watercolor? Do you practice— coloring lots of flower stamps and trying out new tutorials… but you never seem to get the look of a real flower? My latest video at YouTube is a free lesson on why traditional Copic blending techniques fail miserably when it comes to florals. It’s not you. It’s the technique…

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…