Friday, February 27, 2009
Coloring with Copics
I can give you some tips, but it just takes experience.
One thing that confuses people about Copics are the different types and which kind to buy. Your homework assignment a few posts back was to read a blog post that explained all the differences. Marianne also explains the differences, but she says she goes by color more than type of marker. Obviously if you are airbrushing, you have two choices. I like having the luxury of different tips. For fine work like above, the smaller tip comes in very handy. Some say you can get a fine line with the brush tip, but it is a little harder. I also like to write with my markers, so all the tips come in handy for that.
Another big mystery is the Colorless blender pen...it is really a color remover pen. I use the actual markers to blend the colors. The blender pen is also explained in your homework assignment. Another question is the different types of grays and what to use for shadows. I promise you, if you read all I assigned, they explain it much better than I can. Okay, guess I am looking like a loser now, but why try to rewrite something that has already been written.
Practice, practice, practice :-)