Yesterday I went on a rampage and bought several copic marker sets using coupons and sales.
I have never used Copic markers before, but I decided to jump right in and try to figure them out. I checked the Copic Blog and I found the very perfect way to try my hand at the markers, they are hosting a contest at the moment, this means I get to try the markers and try to get some prizes.
They provided the contestants with 2 line drawings to choose from. I am going to try and color both (you can enter up to 4 times, 2 times per drawing).
I got sooo caught up with my new tools and trying to teach myself how to blend them properly, that I was at it at least 3 hours! Yeah, I was having too much fun.
I really need to get some dinner and hit the hay, so I decided to stop for now and come back to it later.
The original line artwork was done by Anne Chihiro Takogawa.
And now, for my coloring attempt:
|Line Drawing by Anne Chihiro Takogawa, coloring by Saudade - Copic markers on plain copy paper. Aprox 3 hours.|
I am very happy I took the leap into a medium I had never tried before, the markers are wonderful, they aren't magic, but they allow a great deal of blending and manipulation, can't wait to get better and then color in my own illustrations.
I am excited!