- Katie Smith
Copic Tips and Resources
I’ve been getting more and more into using Copics. I’ve always thought they would be really neat to use, but at $7 a marker I was a bit hesitant to actually buy any and use them. I’m sure you can understand.
I bought a couple on clearance or with a 40% off coupon to play with and try out and I was not at all disappointed. I was hooked! So while my collection still isn’t huge, I was lucky enough to receive some as a birthday present (YAY!) so it’s slowly growing!
I’m still extremely new to coloring with alcohol ink markers, so I’ve done a lot of googling and pinteresting tutorials and tips. I figured I go ahead and share those with you here in case you to are looking for some tips!
First- what are Copics? They’re high quality alcohol ink markers. The alcohol ink allows you to blend the colors together unlike water based ink markers. They also have replaceable nibs and can be refilled.
Here are 25+ tutorials, tips and helpful info for using Copic and alcohol ink markers:
Getting started and buying markers:
Copic color chart– Copic Markers
How to use Copic markers– Debbie Hodge
How to buy Copic markers– Debbie Hodge
Copic markers you need in your starter set– Debbie Hodge
6 tips for getting started with Copics– Debbie Hodge
Copic Colorwheel– Copic Markers
Copic Swatch Book– Some Odd Girl
Copic Coloring Tutorials:
Copic Marker Techniques– Copic Markers
How to blend with Copics– Debbie Hodge
Copic Marker Blog (Lots of tutorials)
Coloring eyes– Some Odd Girl
Coloring gradients– Make it Crafty
Using the blending marker– Debbie Hodge
Adding Texture with the blender– Some Odd Girl
Coloring fabric folds– Marlena’s Paper Paradise
Color of the Day– Dove Art Studio
Coloring Black– I Like Markers
Coloring Hair and Skin:
Coloring Black hair– Some Odd Girl
Coloring red hair- Some Odd Girl
Coloring dark brunette hair– Some Odd Girl
Coloring blonde hair– Some Odd Girl
Coloring light skin tones– Copic Markers
Light and Shadows– Copic Markers
How to refill markers– Copic Markers
How to replace marker nibs– Copic Markers
Air brush system guide– Copic Markers
Copic Storage Bag– Some Odd Girl
Copic FAQ– PaperFections
If you have any favorite tutorials or tips, I’d love to check them out. These markers are amazing but they definitely take some practice.