Halloween ~ Coloring with Copic Markers

Friday, September 11, 2009

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First, before we get started, I want you to know that I am NOT Copic Certified!  I am learning and this is simply a tutorial showing you HOW I color with my Copics.

I stamped my image on the left with Memento Ink and embossed it with Transcendence Embossing Powder.  I stamped my image on the right with Memento Ink and heat set it.  In the end ... both ways worked fabulously!

I only have a handful of Copics so I used what I had!

First, I colored in his eye with Lemon Yellow #Y13.  This is the only yellow I have in Copics.

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Next I used Yellow Green YG03 and colored in his skin.

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I added Forest Green #G17.

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Then I went back over his skin with YG03 Yellow Green.  You can see that the lighter and darker greens blend together. 

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Notice his face in the image below.  There is a sort of triangle in the center of his face.  This is the one area that I only put one coat of my Yellow Green.  You can see where I added more Yellow Green ... it's a tad darker.

Then I added Chrome Orange #YR04.

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For some unknown reason I have 3 oranges so I thought it appropriate to use them all!  {smiles}

I added highlights with my darkest orange next.  R08 Vermilion.

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Then I used my middle orange YR07 Cadmium Orange to begin blending.

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Then I went back over with my lightest orange YR04 Chrome Orange.

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I have two blues so I started with my lightest.  B14 Light Blue.

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I added highlights with my B29 Ultramarine.

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And then I blended with my Light Blue.

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I did his bolts the same as his britches.

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Now when I color direct to paper with Black #100 it is ALL Black.  So I use my Colorless Blender #0 and pick up the black with the tip of my blender.

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Then I color the image.  Here I did the sole of his left boot.

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I gently add my color in this way ... when I'm using Black.

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And remember to wipe off the tip of your Colorless Blender when you're done!

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If you look closely you can see that my ink ran a little bit on my boots when I used the Colorless Blender.  This seems to be normal when using it.  It's NOT your ink from your image but from the Blender.

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Next I highlight my image with my White Prismacolor Pencil.

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If you think you highlighted too much ... don't worry!

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You can go over the area with your Copics.

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I used my Spanish Orange Prismacolor to highlight his eyes.

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And I wanted to show you how FABULOUS our White Gel Pen works on top of these markers!  Great for details and highlighting!

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Isn't he darling!  I'll show you what I did with him next time!

Happy Paper Crafting!


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