Easy tips on coloring water using Copic Markers

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Easy tips on coloring water using Copic Markers

I’m so excited to share this card with you today.. and to share some tips on coloring water using Copic Markers. I wanted to use this Whale from Lawn Fawn for the longest. I decided to go out on a limb here and create my own waves and splashes freehand! No stamps.. no stencil. I took a pencil and drew some wavy lines and water drips coming out of them. Super fun challenge to challenge yourself doing these little techniques and I just happened to like it enough to put it on my card.

The tip when creating waves is to darken the the waves on the bottom and leave white along the top. Outlining in that bold deep blue color on the one side of the drips really accents the water and adds a shine to it. Check out some of the pins in my Copic Pinterest Board.

How would you like to download and color this SPLASH?!?

Download yours today so you can try these Easy tips on coloring water using Copic Markers

Speaking of shine. When coloring something with so many layers of colors, you might have saturated your paper that you might not have any white left. Which is OK! I simply took some white acrylic paint and a very fine paintbrush and added more white to my image. Then very softly I added small dots to look like water is spray coming from the white areas. SUPER fun!

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Copic Colors used

  • Whale – N0, N1, N3, N5
  • Ocean – BG000, BG11, BG13, BG15, B00, B95, B97

I cannot stop looking at this card. I can’t wait to try this again and maybe add some different shades. I’m so happy with the way this card came out.

Lawn Fawn - Easy tips on coloring water using Copic Markers

Challenge yourself..

Let’s see you create some water. I hope you found this post on coloring water using Copic Markers helpfulPost back here on this post or use the #TheCopicScoop and tag me in the post, too!

If you haven’t joined my FREE Copic Beginner E-Course I highly suggest it. It is great information if you are just starting or looking to get started with Copics. 🙂 IF you’re not new to Copics you can never learn too much. Plus, you’ll get access to my free digis and coloring pages.

Pin the image below so you can always find your way back to this page!

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This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Kerri Boucher

    Love it stunning!!!

  2. Jane Knudsen

    This is spectacular! I love the instructions that you gave us on how you did this! And that you did the waves freehand is amazing! You should be very proud of this card and what you did! Wowsa! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  3. Barbara G.

    What a fun card, love it. Fabulous job and thanks for playing along with the Nature challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

  4. Debbie Mageed

    Wow! You made a stunning card! There is so much to comment on but I will only say that you need to do a video on that. I would love to watch you doing this! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  5. Maria Rodriguez

    Hello Mindy: WOW!! your card is amazing, the waves you created look awesome, just beautiful and your little whale seems perfectly happy swimming around in them. Fabulous free hand creativity here, fabulous coloring and shading, love it.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and I hope you come back to play again soon.

  6. Katy McGloin

    Sweet card, Mindy! Love your hand drawn rushing water… the whale looks like it loves it too! By the way, how old is the whale set? I could not tell. Thanks for sharing your card with Retro Rubber. I hope to see you often in our gallery. (I definitely will be back to see you as I am just getting started with copics and would love to learn the shading techniques.)

  7. Mimi

    OMG, those waves are awesome, and the whale on top is so cute! Cheers!

  8. D Idlet

    Mindy very nice card….love all your details, the water looks so perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge blog!

  9. vicki dutcher

    Beautiful water! Those vibrate blues look amazing – Thanks for joining in at Mod Squad!

  10. Billie A

    Awesome I love the colors, the coloring and the layout of your card. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

  11. Christiana

    This is so cool looking! I love your tips for coloring water with Copic markers. I’m definitely going to have to try this out. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

  12. Suzanne

    WOW! What a gorgeous effect you created with the water! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

  13. Jessica Frost

    WOW this is stunning!! Your coloring is gorgeous! 🙂 Thanks for joining us at the Lawnscaping Challenge! – Jess

  14. Colleen Holmes

    This is totally awesome! I tried downloading the splash download and unable to. I so want to try this! TY for a super great card with awesome detailing and coloring! xo

    1. Mindy Baxter

      Hi Colleen!

      I’m going to send you an email. You should have gotten an email with access to my digital library. 🙂

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