Copic Markers: coloring dark to light or light to dark
How do you use your Copic Markers: coloring dark to light or light to dark ?
Honestly there’s no right or wrong way, in my personal opinion. Art is art and I think however you feel most comfortable, that’s what you should do. That’s my number one rule and it’s what I tell all of my new students. You just have to absorb all of the information you find, try it and adjust all those techniques and make it your own.
When I was researching– How to use Copic Markers: coloring dark to light or light to dark. I watched so many YouTube videos on coloring both ways using. When I finally took the plunge and bought some Copic Markers, it just made sense to me to lay down my dark color first and “push” the dark into the light, using the flick. Which is what I did below in this card. I really like a lot of deep contrast in my coloring so when I color, not filling in the lightest part till the very end leaves it a lot lighter than the dark area. So I don’t like filling in my image entirely with the lightest color because the ink spreads once the paper has ink on it. I feel like using the flicking technique give me more control of where I want the ink to go.
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These stamps are from Mama Elephant, Unicorns and Rainbows. I actually colored my stars, dark to light and and decided to push color outside of the image for a shooting star effect. I didn’t blend it through because I wanted it to be streaky. I used my favorite paper I love to use with my Copic Markers is Cryogen. I added some Spica Pens to the stars, too! For some sparkle!
Copic Markers Used :
- Cake – E21, E23, E25, E27
- Red Star – R00, R20, R22, R24, R29
- Orange Star – YR0000, YR00, YR04, YR09
- Yellow Star – Y17, Y13, Y11, Y00
- Green Star – G20, G82, G21, G24, G28
- Blue Star – B000, B21, B24, B28
- Purple Star – V000, V01, V05, V06, V09
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So how do YOU color using Copic Markers: coloring dark to light or light to dark ? Tell me in the comments.
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So I’m a dark to light girl 🙂 I love the effect on the stars, it looks awesome. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! 🙂
Annabel – Crafty Addicts DT.
Very cool card. Love the colours, sparkle and the coloured smeared effect on the stars. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Add Shimmer Challenge. Gayatri xx
I’m generally light to dark. But, occasionally it makes sense to lay down the dark first and then the light.
At times I color light to dark, it depends on how big of an area and the look I want. 🙂