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So! After a year+, I finally made the tutorial I promised! I really hope that it's helpful. I've had a lot of people ask me about what I use to color, and it's one of two things [generally] if it's traditional art: Copic Markers or colored pencils. I've been using my Copic markers since 2009:
Through a few years of experimentation, I've been able to work on my techniques and improve the way my art impacts the viewer.
I also have no problem of uploading a Copic coloring video tutorial series if that would help anyone. If you want a video, just say so and I'll start working on a lineart to use
Anyway, I hope this will be of assistance to you guys
If you have any questions of a technique, or how I would use a certain color combination to do something, or anything else, just give me a shout ;D
I also can upload a copy of my color chart if it would help anyone out
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!Asked by "I don't have copic markers yet, but I've been seriously considering them for a little over a week now. If you don't mind, May I ask: Have you ever heard of 'copic sketch' someone told me they were better for details and large spaces. I was wondering if maybe you had an opinion on them?"
I actually have the Sketch markers. I personally love them because they're refillable, and you have both a brush nib and chisel nib. I only used mine on nicer art when I first got them, so they lasted about. . .two years before I ordered refills? If you use them sparingly they go a long way
But another thing to keep in mind is when the markers start doing what I call 'screeching' when they're running out of ink; refill them sooner than later so you don't ruin the nib completely
But yeah. . . They're pretty nice for details, too. If you use light strokes with a little bit of pressure, you can get some super fine lines like how I got here with her eyelashes and whiskers: [link]
But if you do order them, I'd really suggest getting the inking pens that I mentioned in the tutorial. It helps a lot so your markers don't smear or cause the inking pen lines to bleed. It's quite a costly bundle of things [I managed to get my 72 set for Christmas and then I bought the Copic Multiliners myself for about $20], but they last for a while and work beautifully Any more questions? Ask away!