I’ve been wanting to do this tutorial for awhile. I must say it’s a little nerve-wracking talking for so long, especially while I am on camera!
In the first part of the tutorial, I go over the basics – what Copics are, the numbering system, ink/paper, storage, and how I select colors. In the second part, I go over how to color the above cupcake, including where my light comes from and how to create the shadows on each side. Yes, I cover all these things in such a short period of time! But, it’s very high level – not a lot of detail to overwhelm you. 🙂
Some of the things I didn’t cover and thought about later:
- Storing vertically or horizontally: As you can see in the video, I store mine vertically. I try to store with the brush tip downward because that’s the side I use more often. I read elsewhere that you can store them either way.
- Refills: You can buy refills – no need to buy a whole new pen. The only pen that has run out on me is 0. Not surprising, since I use that one ALL the time.
If you think of other questions, leave it in the comments and I will answer there!
Here are some of the links I reference in the video:
- Blank Copic Marker Chart – download this page and use it to color in all the markers you have. Be sure to print the chart on the paper you will be using to color.
- My Copic Marker Chart – the above list colored with the markers I have.
- Neenah Solar White Cardstock – the paper I use for coloring.
- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Inks – the ink I use to stamp the image I will be coloring.
- Copic Sketch Markers at Dick Blick – $5.24 per marker. Ellen Hutson sells them for $6 per marker (they also sell lots of other crafty goodies to add to your order). If you click from here, I get a small commission on sales at both sites.
- In the video, I used the cupcake stamp from Hero Arts Happy Birthday Cupcakes Stamps with Sizzix Dies.
If you’re on a budget and would like to blend with just two markers instead of three, you can watch my two-color tutorial.
CLICK HERE for a chart on how many times I have used each marker during 2016.
P.S. I made a written post about Copics awhile back that is still worth reading if you want more info.