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Copic Marker Tutorial by Grim-Grinning Copic Marker Tutorial by Grim-Grinning
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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 :D 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 :)

Finished picture:

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Asked by :iconthecarpetwhale::iconsaysplz: "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!
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ShortySmith Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, I always wondered how you coloured and what you used to colour :) Awesome tutorial :D
Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D Hopefully I'll get the colored pencil one done before school starts up again :)
ShortySmith Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Don't push yourself, it is summer and you need to relax :D
Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's true c: At least next summer I won't have to stress as much since I'll be in college c: It's just the summer reading nonsense that kills me haha~
ShortySmith Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hehe I know what you mean.

Good luck in college :)
Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
ShortySmith Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome :)
selene-bunny Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
thanks for the tutorial :D is a good tool :)
Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem ;D

And thank you >w< I'm really glad you think so! Hopefully a lot of people will find it useful since I've been meaning to make one for a year haha~ ♥
fighterxaos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Writer
I dig it. I've been interested in using copics, I'll definitely refer to this when I do
Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome~~! If you need any other help or anything if you do get them, just give me a shout c:
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