Depth & Dimension: Why pretty Copic Markers make your coloring look flat

Depth & Dimension: Why pretty Copic Markers make your coloring look flat

Cursed by a Rainbow?

Yep. All the pretty markers you own? They’re killing your ability to color dimensionally. Copic doesn’t make ugly markers because you won’t buy ugly markers. And that’s a problem because ugly color is essential for realism. It’s pretty darned hard to color real without real colored markers…

Color with Me: Lazy Gummy Bear (Beginner Copic Blending)

 
FREE Copic Marker demonstration video. Tips for coloring simple skin and hair with Copics and colored pencils. Project uses the adorable bears from Lawn Fawn’s “You’re Claw-Some!” stamp set. | VanillaArts.com | #copic #coloredpencil #adultcoloring
 
 

Color along with me!

FREE Copic Marker demonstration video. Tips for coloring beginner blends with Copic Markers. Project uses Lawn Fawn’s “You’re Claw-some” stamp. | VanillaArts.com | #copic #coloredpencil #adultcoloringng

Beginner blending with simple two-marker combinations?

I’ve got a new video out this morning!

Lazy Gummy Bear uses Copic Markers, Staedtler Triplus Pens, and Prismacolor Soft Core Colored Pencils.

This is the “You’re Claw-some” stamp from Lawn Fawn.

We’re using just the two bears from this adorable stamp set. I think they were meant to be teddy bears but we’re getting creative!

Scroll down for the complete supply list + a printable guide for lemon, lime, cherry, and orange gummies!

 

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Happy Coloring!

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How to Blend Copic Markers: The #1 Secret to Smoother Blending

How to Blend Copic Markers: The #1 Secret to Smoother Blending

Can we solve your Copic Marker blending problems forever?

Yes we can, but to blend better, you’ll have to ditch all the magical thinking you currently use.

Smoother blends are not the product of using magical marker recipes. Smooth blends don’t happen when you apply magic techniques.

To improve your blending, you need to apply the science of solvent…

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.