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Yeah, it's a crappy flash-thingy, sorry for that. And thanks to *trenchmaker for trying to help me with that.

That's the Copic marker Tutorial I wrote a while back. It's pretty basic, but that's usually the way I work with Copics.

Cloud Strife Ccopyright Square Enix


For those, who can't view the file:

Don't download it. It's a flash-file, so you need a flash-plugin to view that file.

It seems you have to wait a bit until the file fully loads. Sorry for that, next time I won't make a flashmovie, but an HTML-zip. :)
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Cloudyfan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Cloud would say : cute work ! ^^
Laylabelle97 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
This really helpful. I've never had much luck with markers, and this makes me feel a lot more confident
hunay-burries Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Digital Artist
What kind of papers do you use for copics? Bristol, copic marker pad, sketchbooks? Which paper would you recommend to give the best results, that it doesn't suck up the marker ink, blends well, and makes the color quality vibrant? Thank you.
engelszorn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I used to use regular Bristal paper. Any non-coated paper will make the copics bleed. If you use brilliant-white paper, then the colors will be vibrant.
hunay-burries Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Digital Artist
which brand do you use now? could you give me ex of brand names?
engelszorn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I haven't touched my markers for quite awhile, but I've used Canson products almost always.
AMonsterNamedNyan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
i hate copic. they always bleed and they're expensive but since they're the only ones i have(some basic colors and skin tones)i have to use them.

Your awesome though!
engelszorn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Then you're using the wrong paper ^^
VivanSolem Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student General Artist
cqiao355 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WHOA! How do you control the colors so well? Mine always bleed out of the lines... OTL
xXBloodyDesireXx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cloud Strife in chibi format >3< KAWAII w`
BlueRoseLeaf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thanks for the tutorial! I'm determined to try out some of the techniques you mentioned with a new sketch I have done ^___^ I'm hoping to get something clean and finished~~ but who knows yet. I'll resort to digitally coloring it if I must :'3
amyY3 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
This is very good!
TornadoGuy123 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Tropicanine Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
by not spending the money for other stuff, waiting for support on birthdays, or work. not necessary to have all but i guess ciao are cheaper than sketchers a little , i used both and i prefer ciao so i got me all colors. i was glad i got the two 72 pen sets in about 2 years but then they made 36 new colors and i had to spend another 100€ on it - -" but i think their newest colors are really interesting and nice.

i´m not super great with them yet , tried out different papers from original copic to other marker pads and bristol. bristol works lovely but i feel like it soaks quite a bunch of color sinc eits so thick. I don´t think copics are that extremely expensive, just one disadvantage i think they run out of color pretty fast
Neryko Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lovely work, and first step its really userfull
MissPeridot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job! This helps a lot! I don't have any alpha channel-supporting program, so I just use multiliners for my stuff. Really good drawing by the way, and great choice in colors!
WishfulSwing Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
What types of Copics do you use? Sketch or the regular kind?
engelszorn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Both, although not by choice. I simply bought the ones that were available, but I prefer Ciao.
Tsurtsurel12 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
iChuyy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
This will most definitely be useful.
Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!
BlakeGreene Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Great tutorial! THanks for making it, it was a huge help!
MarinaNeira Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
You've been featured! :dummy: [link]
I3I Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
thank you for the nice tutorial O:
*runs to the mall to get some copic and papers*
Glyre Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
I just picked up some Copic Markers today, and this tutorial is going to be a great help once I start working with them. Thanks for taking the time to make it!
Tsuki-x-666 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't own any copic markers, but after this easy-to-understand tutorial I just might get into it now. >_>
I love the chibi Cloud! SO cute~
popura Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Nice tutorial! I'll give you a challenge draw Chibi
engelszorn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you liked the tutorial. I do commissions, but no requests, sorry :)
popura Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Ohh its okay.
crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, wow!
I never thought of using the Channels to get the finished linework visible, and I always sketch in blue pencil!
I feel kinda dumb now. ^^;

ChaosWolf22 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
wow, this is a really easy tutorial to use. i recently got some copic markers, but i have no earthly idea how to use them. this should help me a lot.
LaraMuk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hey what paper do you use? i just got copic markers and their easy to figure out, but the pen bleeds cuz of the paper im using. i tried printer paper and thicker sketchbook paper, but i dont have anything expensive so would you know a good paper to use? i really want to try these, and the only thing i can think to do because of the bleeding is ink really thick and i dont wanna do that.
i dunno, im a copic newb, used em for the first time just 5 min ago...
funny-ann Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
just a nice day to see a great photo like this!
love it!
sirenwater Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
very helpful. thank you for publishing.
sweetsong89 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
omg it's CLOUD!! XD
awesome tutorial! you made Cloud one cute and badass chibi :)
hihihellokitty Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist should make a tutorial on how to shade...i would love that
tennyomelime Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice. :)
yuffie89 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
saltatusignisVIII Featured By Owner May 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
i really like how each step had its own slide it made it easyer to understand and also if (when) i get to getting copics and coloring with them it will be eaasyer to fallow easch step, step-by-step.
irockman Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
hi shitbodys
engelszorn Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Excuse me?
engineered-sarcasm Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
great tutorial really helped thanks XD.
Hayate-Dante Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
awesome tutorial! I just started using copics and this one really helps!
runningstreem Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
This is really helpful. thank you so much for making it, and I like your flash thingy
Demosthenes75 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Rlly helpful, thanks!

Cartoonist22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
which should i get the original copics or the sketch copics??
MayMalfoy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Im really interested in this tutorial 'cuz i usually print my linearts for my copic but i do have some problems with my shading and stuff, but i can't open the file :( so you know of any program i can get os i can open it?
namea Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
did you use a colourless blender??? And can you tell me your choice of skin colours please and thank you for the tutorial it's awesome!
kin-moony Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
do you have any problems with the ink being runny?
engelszorn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
None, I use Epson ink and regular copic marker paper.
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