how to use copics

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tools used: pentel brush pen black, micron liner 03, copic multiliner, signo white gel pen, copic sketch in colors W7 W2 W5 & R20, photoshop to clean some fuk ups, & strathmore bristol paper

Coloring Hair with Copics:


I’ve been asked a few times how I color hair, and I’ve been dying to use my new cobalt liners, so here’s how that goes down.

Start off with your lines: I use Copic multiliners (Sepia and Cobalt here). I used Sepia for the skin and Cobalt for the hair, since I’m planning for the hair to be blue.
You could use black for everything, but I find it looks better with colored lines

Color in the Skin: next, color in the base (lightest) skin color. I used [E000: pale fruit pink] here, cause she’s gonna be pale. (Tip: move your marker in little circles to get even coverage)

Notice how the skin color bleeds into the surrounding hair, I do that on purpose! It helps the hair and skin color go together better…. yep  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Put down your lightest hair color: used [BG10: Cool Shadow]. Her hair’s gonna be blue, so her highlights are gonna be green-tinted.

Shade with Mid-tone: I used [B02: Robin’s Egg Blue] here, the blue color that I want her hair to be.

(Hair Shading Tip: move your maker from the roots of the hair towards the highlight. do the same from the tips of the hair to the highlight. this gives a sort of gradient going towards the highlight)

Repeat: wait a few minutes, and then repeat the last step with the same marker. Copic color will get darker the more layers you add.

notice how I’m defining the individual bunches of hair, and how there are more highlights on the left side of the image (because the light source is coming from that direction)

Use Purple for the shadow: We used green for highlights, so lets get some purple in there for the shadows. This gives the hair more dimension. I used [V22: Ash Lavender] for this.

Blend and add more Shading: basically just fuck around until you’re happy.

Add highlights with a gel pen: My favorite part. If you don’t have a white gel pen, get one, cause they’re magic. They make really crisp highlights.
you can also use white acrylic paint

Use markers over the Gel Pen: I used the [E000] and [BG10] over the gel pen to soften the highlights in some places. You can also use the markers to blend the gel pen slightly.

Aaaaaand you’re done!: I went ahead and shaded the skin in too ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ 

hope this was helpful in any sorta way at all even tho im shit at explaining stuff lol. have fun kids

anonymous asked:

So I just got like 7 Copic markers, any tips on how to use them?

Best method - get some thick paper (if it’s too thin the ink will bleed through to the other side), draw a simple character as lineart, and then experiment with the markers! Use both the brush and blunt tips just like you would a normal marker/pen/etc. If you want to save your copics until you’re more comfortable with markers in general, I would experiment with cheaper ones, like Prismacolour or just plain ol’ Crayola. 

One really cool thing I discovered a few years back was if you layer the copic marker on top of coloured pencils (specifically Prismacolor Scholar brand), you can push the ink around like paint!! I think it’s the chemistry of alchohol-based ink on oil/wax-based lead or something, idk. 

I love Dolce‘s design and this was one of my favorites of the linearts I did last quarter, so I’m happy that I didn’t ruin it. Then again… I kinda love all the designs in RF4, so I can’t really… I just… I miss that game. Sadly, I left it at my mother’s and didn’t bring it to my apartment. orz

Who wants to take a guess at what my least favorite copic color is? Because if you say red, you are CORRECT.

It is quite honestly one of the least forgiving and most annoying ones–taking that into consideration, I’m pleased.


Hello my dears!

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This is a LONG awaited tutorial on how to use Copic markers (the basics) perfect for those who are just starting to use markers. This will help you understand basic blending techniques that, with enough practice, will give you the confidence to explore this awesome medium and develop unique, super fun styles and endless techniques!

So enjoy, explore, learn, and share!