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Giname's Copic Tutorial I by Giname Giname's Copic Tutorial I by Giname
AFTER LIKE 100,000,000,000 YEARS OF WAITING ^^;

This is the first of three tutorials I plan on doing
the next will be eyes and then Misc. (like cloths and stuff)
I really hope that this helps (I tried really hard for you guys)

Oh yeah! and for the hair I used (in order from light to dark)

Copic Sketch Markers (and white ink) > [link]

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Doodle-Bug-2809 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so to shade do you have to uses different shades of pens or can you run the pen over several times to darken
MightyMelleR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
SO helpful! Thank you!
WondersSecret Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Thank you for the awesome tutorial!

If it's alright, I'd like to ask you a question. Do you outline your sketch with a pen (or ink it somehow) before making a copy or just use a pencil sketch?
DragonElfRanger Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! I was curious how you managed to get all those fine points of hair in your artwork =)

Speaking of which...for the Micron pigment pens, quick question: Do they come in colors, or only black, blue, red & green? I'm attempting to look them up so I can give them a try for finger strands of hair.

You probably get the question a lot, but thanks for reading anyway!
Autumpool Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Where do you buy your supplies? I'm interested in expanding my marker collection and get some of those pens and ink!
BattyKai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Oooh! yay~! I love it!

Thank you SO MUCh for the tutorial! :glomp:
Rizzy-Rizzy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
That's amazing o u o
Yura-chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   General Artist
I can't wait when you have the other tutorials out ^^
NoGermsForMe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Awesome job! What kind of paper did you use?
Downybear Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful. Thank you so much.
olivia8383 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you soo much! this will help me with my art a lot~
KittyChow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Nice tutorial!!
unfinishedtears Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can I know if what's better? copic markers or copic sketch?
and may i ask if copic sketch easily finished off?
SAYURI-lillyChild Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
baby-lilac-jewel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
WOW. Just WOW. omg. this is so inspirational. Great work!!!!
crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
VERY nice - Your detail shots are going to come in really handy for me! ^_^
Shiko-Jaie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
I know this is a little late (by a few years) but thanks for making this tutorial ^^ I just started trying Copics seriously and I really like them (more than Photoshop which is crazy on my part) and I know that this will help me improve (when I get rich and can afford more markers lol)

thanks again
CBXKen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Thanks so much. Looking forward to my first try.
Threshie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: Thank you so much for making and posting this! You are the very best Copic artist I've ever seen, and I aspire to learn by your work's greatness. :D This will really help me improve my own traditional coloring technique!
RyougirlBakura Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
this is the best tutorial ever
midnight-rose-saya92 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Student General Artist
sexy :drool:
awesome tutorial:D

yay! another way to use my copics to its fullest! :headbang:

copics are smexy
thebladeyoustained Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Ooh thts sexy
makiyasha Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
runningstreem Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Wonderful tutorial! Very helpful, and great picture.
BunnyGirl111284 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
I can't WAIT till I have the $$ to order my copics... this will come in so handy too! Thanks! :D
LuigiFanGirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
This helps so much. Thanks!
AngieElric Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Wow this is realy useful!! Great job!
Rasne Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
i love how you have coloured the hair!!
i've been using copic for a very little time and something didn't out vvery well.
can i ask you for some advices?
first of all, i can't do very well the shadowing even if i use the blender before.
is the only solution to use differents colour?
is there something which you can use as a eraser or a corrector if u have made some mistake while colouring with copic?
what is the best way of using red and blue colour? i find very difficult shading the red.:X
jhubert Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
There aren't enough tutorials like this around. *sigh* But this is spectacular! XD I love the end result and I like how you included the colors you used. I'd love to try my hand at Copics someday, but so far I've only got the 12 set of prismacolor.... *which are all lost or dried out thanks to my nephew...*

Anywho... I totally love this. XD
fubuki-hime Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
very useful!
ProjeePee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
thank you so much for making a tutorial, now i know copics are the way to go :D
Kat-the-Shanster Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
omg u rock!!!
CrazyNekoRun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Ooh. Awesome tutorial. I've been having trouble doing the shading with copics and what not and I saw a few artists at a convention starting on the darker areas first. This tutorial really helps out. :heart:
lovethepimphand Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
freakin' amazing coloring! Very helpful!
Cloud99 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
ZOMG like. zomg.. thanks.. you did a wonderful job on your tutu. XD. and SUPER GRATS on you and your friend's collaborated art book.

i know they are expensive, but for who have lost hope, try to save up a bit, and in time you'll get em slowly XD.

i still have one question however, do you ever use the position end of the sketch marker or just the super nib.

o and that.. any tip on inking that will help me out? i own the copic mutiliner B set and .35 copic Sp liner.

thank a bunch. XD
inexcelsis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
thank u for the tutor, can i ask u some thing ?
AaMegamisamaNo1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
I ahve a question >.< but then again so do most people that have commented on this. What kind of paper shoudl I use because it goes through everything I've tried it on.. help?
MadMuxroOm Featured By Owner May 8, 2007   Photographer
I would like to know which is the difference between the Copic Markers and, for example, the Pantone of Letraset. I have proved the Letraset and I don't know how I can blur them like in your tutorial... :S
Zaije Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This will hepl but I am beond help XD I am that bad but Mesa luff you for making this
MizuMizu-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Thank you so much. So, so, so much. -gives a life time supply of cookies- O_O
TomokoKawase Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Thank you so very very much for this tutorial! I've been confused with how to deal with copics for the longest time but this tutorial totally helped me out :nod:. Thank you again! :D
haneMIsaki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
I love your tutorial and plan on buying some markers soon, but just one question: what's the lowest price for each marker? so far the cheapest i've seen is 6 dollars er.. US or CA can't remember...

jisue22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
wow! thank you so much for the tutorial..
um.. I have a question do you have to use a copic white ink?
and what paper do you use??
LC85 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: DAYMN!!!!! :clap::clap::clap:

THAT....SOO....KICKS....ASS!!! :headbang: That is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Sorry if I'm all dramatic, beautiful artwork does my heart and soul good :floating: . I just gotta ask, I BARELY had the cash for Prismacolor markers, will they work just as well, or do Copic markers do the best job?

Also, what kinda paper did you use? I got a How To Draw Manga book on Copic markers and it says the paper makes a difference too.

Thanks for adding SOO much detail in your tutorial, that really helps me out. :thanks: Oh, and just one last question....

Just how much do them Copic markers, in the highest quantity, cost?! :eyepopping: I hope they don't LITERALLY cost an arm n' a leg, man....


Giname Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
I'm so glad that my tutorial was helpful to you!!!!
Copics are wonderful though they are really expensive but prismacolors, though they are good markers, are limiting.
If you note me I can send you a link that sells copic markers for a cheaper price :D
kratos2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Student
You my friend are amazing! I got copic ciao markers for Xmas, but the only proplem is that I don't know how to use them. You're instructions make more sense than most books.

Yours with joy: Kratos2
Yuzuki-chan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Thankyou for this tutorial... its amazing to find out how over people colour their work...

You use exactly the same stuff I use, well, the microns and the markers... (i lust use an opaque white marker or white gel pen for highlights!) I was wondering though... do you use the colorless blender when coloring your work or not?
LoyalCanine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Hey, that's an awesome tutorial...One question though. Normal markers when you colour with them, when you go over a place you've already coloured, it gets darker. Does this happen with copic markers?
o0dAdA0o Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
I don't have copic markers but I'm pretty sure that the colours don't get darker when you go over 2 times...
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