I have created this tutorial for coloring with Copic Makers because I get a lot of questions regarding how I color with these markers. I am not a certified instructor and I have never taken a course. This is just the way I do it and what works for me! I hope it will be helpful to you. Please let me know if there is anything that is unclear and I will edit to correct it!
First - A few useful tips:
- What brings an image to life is the shading and highlights. These add dimension to your image. Try to always imagine that the sun is shining from one corner of your card. This will help you determine where the shadows and highlights will be.
- I have a chart (from Splitcoasters) that lists all the copic marker numbers and has a space beside each one which you can color. I printed it on the paper I most often use for copic coloring and now I have a true color reference that I can use to match to my papers and to help pick my colors.
- When choosing colors, you will see that there is a logic to it all! Markers that are of the same color family (letters) and a few numbers apart will blend more easily together. For example, Lizzy's dress is done using B000, B00, B01, B04. That being said, the more you explore and practice, you will find combinations that you love that don't follow this rule.
- This blog I Like Markers is the very best place to learn all about Copic Markers. I am a regular visitor and this is where I learned how to use them.
Here are the supplies that I used:
- Whiff of Joy Image - Lizzy with Muff
- Acrylic Mounting Block
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Wasau Bright White Cardstock (Neenah Solar Crest white is also excellent)
- Copic Markers:E00, R20, YR14, YR21, YR24, B000, B00, B01,B04, E51, E53, E55, E57, 00 Colorless Blender
- Signo Uni-ball White pen
- Sakura pen - Clear Star