Underpainting

Vanilla Undercover: Underpaint with Copic Markers for Beautiful Realism - Maple Glow

Vanilla Undercover: Underpaint with Copic Markers for Beautiful Realism - Maple Glow

Resplendent Rust

Gaze upon the glorious colors of autumn…red, brown, orange, gold, pink, and even stubborn bright greens that refuse to surrender their pigment to winter’s beckoning fingers. Autumn is the triumphant end to summer. How does a marker artist capture with realism the vibrant color palette of sugar maples? At Vanilla Arts, we teach you how to think outside the box when it comes to blending colors for realism. That’s why we underpainted the dark end of this R27-YR07-YR04 run with B32.

Vanilla Undercover: Underpaint with Copic Markers for Beautiful Realism - Vintner’s Violet

Vanilla Undercover: Underpaint with Copic Markers for Beautiful Realism - Vintner’s Violet

Intoxicating Purples?

How particular should you be when choosing Copic Markers for your next art project? If you’re coloring these luscious grapes with a photo reference, would you use a black marker or black colored pencil for the deep, shady recesses between the grapes? Not if you want them to look realistic! Black pigment…

Vanilla Undercover: Underpainting with Copic Markers for Beautiful Realism - Deep pearl

Vanilla Undercover: Underpainting with Copic Markers for Beautiful Realism - Deep pearl

Try underpainting E43 with BV20 to successfully simulate lifelike shadows in these pretty peonies. The natural “color shattering” which occurs with any of the BV markers will bring to light beautiful nuances of blues, turquoises and violets. | VanillaArts.com | #copicmarker #realisticcoloring #underpainting

Vanilla Undercover: Underpaint with Copic Markers for Beautiful Realism - Slow Burn

Vanilla Undercover: Underpaint with Copic Markers for Beautiful Realism - Slow Burn

Layering BG02 beneath R17 will make your red pepper digital stamps simmer with flavor! There is nothing boring or predictable about this Copic recipe! Be brave enough to think outside the box! You can create sumptuous shade colors with a little experimentation. Not only does BG02 work wonders with this R17, R14 and R12 run, it also looks fabulous under a blend of YG17 - YG03.