Here’s the perfect technique for coloring fur using Copic Markers

Simon Says Stamp - coloring fur using Copic Markers

Here’s the perfect technique for coloring fur using Copic Markers

I know coloring fur using Copic Markers is probably a lot easier than it looks. First of all I’m using this darling little bunny from the Simon Says Stamp, Springtime Critters. This stamp set is so versatile, too. I’ll be able to use the stamps that come in this set all year round. I can even picture a Santa hat on this cute little guy and the pail in some snow.. with snowflakes. Ok, ok — back to Spring!

Copic list:

  • Bunny: E30, E33, E35, E37, W7, R30, N9(eyes)
  • Pail: N0, N1, N3, N5, N7
  • Grass: G21, G24, G28, N5
  • Ground: E000, E30, E31, E33
  • Sky: B00, B02, B12
  • Eggs: V12, V15, V17, B00, B12, B14, G20, G21, G24, R30, R32, Y21, Y26

I wanted to create a splatter that would resemble a chocolate splatter. Don’t you think I think I achieved that look? 🙂 I combined the Lawn Fawn paper pack and the My Favorite Things Paper pack.

Simon Says Stamp Easter Card 2
Simon Says Stamp - coloring fur using Copic Markers
I think the trick to coloring fur using Copic Markers is not to blend the little hair flicks, so skip between the colors, leaving space in between the different colors.So, I did use the darker colors in areas that would be shadowed, for example the shoulder- cheek area where the little bunny’s arm is coming up over the rim of the pail and also in between the ears and under the fold of the ears.

Here’s a quick step by step color tutorial I made to show you how much color I lay down at a time. The one I do suggest is when you get to the E30 part, don’t keep going over the bunny with E30; just a one time swoop over. I normally go back over depending on what I feel like the image needs. If I want more of a defined look use W7 and E37 in the shadowed areas, etc.

Step by Step Tutorial

Creating Fur with Copics

Well, I hope you enjoyed my way of coloring fur using Copic Markers. I would love to see how you color fur. I love seeing different ways of coloring and techniques.

Have a great day!


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Nancy

    Wow… Your card is fantastic, I love how you did the rabbit. Your very talented

    1. Mindy Baxter

      Hi Nancy! Thank you so much and thank you for stopping by!

  2. Barbara Hass

    It certainly helps to see the coloring in stages. This is very generous of you to do.

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