Realistic Coloring: How to add authentic texture to your Copic Marker and colored pencil projects

Realistic Coloring: How to add authentic texture to your Copic Marker and colored pencil projects

Do you blend everything smooth?

My latest Copic Marker Coloring Tips video at YouTube is all about texture.

As a beginner, most colorers focus on blending skills. After all, the blends are what originally attracted you to markers in the first place.

So you dream about blending, you practice blending, and the color blends are what you notice most when you go online to look at other coloring projects and tutorials.

Blend, blend, blend.

But wait, are you stuck on blending?

Artistic Coloring: How Black-line Stamps slow your Artistic Growth

Artistic Coloring: How Black-line Stamps slow your Artistic Growth

Do You Stamp or Print coloring images with Black Ink?

That's not a surprise, most colorers do.

Black ink is probably a standard part of your coloring routine. Got the Copic Markers? Got the colored pencils? Got the black ink pad? 

Chances are you don't even see…

Translucent & Sheer coloring: Learn the Glazing technique for Copics + Colored Pencil

Translucent & Sheer coloring: Learn the Glazing technique for Copics + Colored Pencil

Do you color transparent objects with a blue Copic Marker?

Last month, we looked at transparent glass and the failures of the blue marker method.

The blue marker method was likely born out of coloring frustration. Because really, what color is clear?

The blue marker technique seems to have caught on like wildfire; you see it everywhere! And I'm not surprised. Look, we've all been there. The stamp or coloring book image has a transparent object in it and we don't want to leave large areas completely uncolored... so what marker or colored pencil should we use?