I am the North American Product Director for Copic Markers, working at Imagination International, Inc. I have written 4 books on coloring with Copics in conjunction with Colleen Schaan. I used to design stamps for Our Craft Lounge. The things I post on this blog are my personal opinions or techniques I have come across over the years- I will try to give credit where credit is due. These ramblings do not necessarily reflect the general opinions of Copic Markers/Imagination International Inc.
Copic Marker-Books. This book is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to use Copic markers. Beginning to advanced artists will find this book useful for learning a variety of Copic coloring techniques. With beautiful images and clear directions each tutorial carefully guides you through all the steps necessary to color elegant flowers. Projects start simple and progress through more complex techniques. Available in English y disponible en Espanol. Author: Marianne Walker. Softcover 48 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-0-9666937-0-6. Imported.
Copic Coloring Foundations Collection Faces and Hair Book by Marianne Walker teaches coloring techniques that the beginner or advanced artist will find useful. Includes 15 different faces from simple to complex, and line art for each tutorial to photocopy and color along. There are also blank color charts for skin, hair, and eyes to perfect shading and blending skills.
Copic Coloring Foundations Intro to Coloring book by Marianne Walker is the third book in the Foundations series. This book provides blending techniques, tips for adding texture, using the colorless blender, and overall understanding of Copic markers.
Copic Marker-Coloring Cats And Dogs. With beautiful images and clear directions, each tutorial carefully guides you through all the steps necessary to color cats and dogs. Softcover, 56 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-0-9666937-4-4. Made in USA.
Shadows & Shading: a beginners guide to lighting placement. Scores of anime, manga, and comics artists as well as landscape, product, architecture, and fashion designers prefer Copic markers because of their ultra-blendable, low odor, alcohol based inks. Unlike water-based inks, which tend to pill and oversoak the paper while blending, Copics mix on the surface to deliver the wonderfully rich blends they’re known for. This outstanding performance has distinguished Copic markers as the celebrated coloring tool within professional, semi-professional and hobby circles alike.
The important finishing details that will complete an image and give it a polished, professional look are highlighted in this fourth installment of the Copic Coloring Guide series. The crafting handbook discusses light source in-depth, from highlights to shadows and shading, and provides step-by-step tutorials for adding details with the Multiliner pen and creating backgrounds with the Airbrush System. It also teaches techniques for no-line stamping, faux watercoloring, and using Copics with other coloring mediums. A final tutorial section pulls all of the learned skills together with helpful tips and suggestions that include coloring detailed images, keeping coloring consistent throughout an image, and marker control. All of the hand-drawn images from the book are included on the accompanying CD-ROM, and the images from the tutorials can be printed so crafters can apply the lessons from the book to the image before them, in addition to extra sample projects from artists to further inspire and instruct crafters.
For artists looking to improve and broaden their knowledge and skills coloring with Copic markers, this third volume in the Copic Coloring Guide series is a must-have reference manual for coloring every aspect of people and faces for stamped images. Detailed step-by-step tutorials demonstrate advanced techniques for coloring faces, hair, and clothing to give unique personality to each drawing. Expert tips for coloring eyes and lips and adding shading around facial features are explained in an easy-to-understand manner, while the theory behind creating lifelike skin tones and the secrets to creating youthful or aged faces are also revealed. Artists will discover how to pick the perfect hair color and create highlights, waves, and curls; techniques for creating texture in clothing from stripes and plaids to pleats and folds, and even the look of washed denim, are also provided. A CD-ROM containing all of the tutorial images is included.
Containing informative and educational material for using the popular Copic markers, this guide presents card designs and instructions in an easy-to-follow format filled with tips for expanding coloring skills. The sample projects provide examples of the most current and popular card-making techniques used by paper crafters today. Ideal for card makers, coloring artists, and drawing enthusiasts, this book features advice from a Copic certified instructor on advanced blending techniques, working with digital images, and how to follow the Copic numbering system. A CD of images to color is included in the package.