Whipper Snapper Designs

The Great Marker Challenge: Fall Wreath using a limited Copic palette


Autumn Warmth...

I'm feeling the irony of this bright autumnal set of colors right now. As I look out my studio window, it's gray skies, blustery winds, and dare I say it... snow flurries.

No matter, it's a beautiful fall day in my head! This is a wood block stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs, "Sunflower Wreath" and it's just the cheerful kind of pick-me-up I needed today!

And best of all, it's yet another entry in my Great Marker Challenge.

Great Marker Challenge?

Yep. Lots of coloring instructors have recommended starter kit lists but if you're just beginning with Copic markers, how do you know if the list is any good? I totally get it! Before you invest in my recommendations, I'm proving their worth! Watch me try before you buy!

Thus the Great Marker Challenge:  42 Copic markers, 52 weeks.

Follow along with me as I put the list to the test. How many images can I color without the palette showing obvious color repetition?

Read more about the Great Marker Challenge here or follow me on Instagram to see what else I'm coloring.

What can you do with the Great Marker Challenge kit? Email me your challenge images and I'll add them to the gallery!


The Problem with Pastel Copic Markers & Colored Pencils

The Problem with Pastel Copic Markers & Colored Pencils

It's spring and that means Copic Marker and colored pencil fans will celebrate by pulling out their bright pink, mint, and aqua colors.

But there's a problem with pastels.

Have you ever spent hours coloring an image with…