Creating Backgrounds using Copic Markers
Today we are talking about Creating Backgrounds using Copic Markers. You can download this image, Feline, from My Creative Library and follow along. All you have to do is sign up below and you will gain access to all my free digi stamps and coloring pages.
This is a simple tutorial on Creating Backgrounds using Copic Markers. There’s not that much detail in the coloring, it’s basically a beginner style on how to ground your images. If you would like a more detailed tutorial on Grass check out this How to Color Grass using Copic Markers Tutorial!
- Skin: R22, R20, R01, E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000
- Hair: C3, C4, C6, C8, C10
- Clothes: E41, E42, E43, E44, BG09, BG07, BG02
- Eyes: E42, E43, E44, C8, C6
- Grass: YG17, YG13, G20, G21, N5
- Sky BG11, BG10, BG0000
So for this image we are creating an outside background with depth and also create a perception which will really give us a 3d like background. So, after you color your Feline Chibi character, which actually resembles Pocahontas a little, you are going to take a green Copic Marker and outline some grass. For the grass in this tutorial I used YG17, YG13, G20 and G21.
You want to use the flicking technique and under the first line start from dark to light and then on the back hill you want to go dark to light but come up from the bottom of the hill. So the on the back hill the lightest part will be the top of the hill. Once you have gone through all of your green colors, then to create that depth perceptive you want to use N5 or even N7 on the bottom part of the back hill. So your image should look something like this..
NOTE: IF you need some help with Flicking check out my FREE Beginner Copic Marker E-Course!
Notice I added some BG10 dots to the background. I wanted to add some blue in the sky, but since I made her hair black I didn’t want to take the chance of using the flicking technique and pulling some of the black and grey tones into the sky. So by dotting it’s adding color but not pulling and spreading other colors. Make sense?
I wanted the sky to fade as it goes up into the top of the image, so I took my next color, BG10 and series of dots and continued moving up. You still want to go over the BG11 dots and by dotting over these you will start to see the colors mixing together and fading as you go higher.
Then once you get to the BG0000 in a circular motion go over the entire background and really blend those colors together. Be careful around the image. I actually recommend you still dotting as you get to the edge of the image and as you move away, go back to that circular motion.
This is such a great way for Beginner Copic Users to start Creating Backgrounds using Copic Markers. The more you practice the more you will be comfortable to go outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself a little!
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