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Hello my dears! :love:

This is a LONG awaited tutorial on how to use Copic markers (the basics) perfect for those who are just starting to use markers. This will help you understand basic blending techniques that, with enough practice, will give you the confidence to explore this awesome medium and develope unique, super fun styles and endless techniques!

So enjoy, explore, learn, and share! :blowkiss:
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:icongumdropskull:
gumdropskull Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017   Digital Artist
Where can I get copic markers from?
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Good tutorial!
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Pablo-Sebastian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Simply awesome. Some people still think using markers only results in childish drawings.
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SiSero Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for thinking so, my dear! :thanks:
I'ts true ^ _ ^;; I've even heard professors tell me things like "I can't understand how you can stand to use markers. They're such an unforgiving medium." Ppl are just ridiculous sometimes XD
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jfire1995 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Are you showing the next book cover?Wink Razz 
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SiSero Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
indeed I AM, my dear! :giggle: I'm just waiting to get another chapter done before i start driving you  guys nuts with sneak peeks and what not! :thanks: :heart: Thank you so much for asking! :glomp:
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SweetPopochan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
oh my, love sugarskulls!
And your art is so beautiful. Love your style, characters and all abou it<3
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SweetPopochan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
i love copic markes as a medium most. But I stop using them because in my country the got very expensive. The Varoius Ink costs about 11-12$ for just one bottle.
sorry, that got nothing to do with your art xD
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cristinaice Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg, this is so easy to follow!!! thank you so much!! ༼;´༎ຶ ‿ ༎ຶ༽ 
it is extremely helpful for a dense person like me to understand 
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mangojellodraws Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely helpful!!
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:iconsisero:
SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so glad to hear that, hon! :D I hope this will serve as useful reference in the future!
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mangojellodraws Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely! :)
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fullhousekissrox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really wanna get copic markers XD
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:iconsisero:
SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OMGEEE They're such a wonderful medium to use!! :love: I totally recommend them!
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fullhousekissrox Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha I've heard how wonderful they are and I can totally see they're amazingness whenever people use them!
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BagOhWolves Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice tutorial and very helpful. I'll be checking out some of your other ones too. ^_^
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
aaaw :heart: Thank you so much, hon! I hope you'll find my other tutorials useful! ^//U//^
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BagOhWolves Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Your welcome. I wanted to ask something. Me and my friends are trying to do a comic but we have no idea how to start a script. How do you go about writing it? I'm not a very good writer and I'm not sure how much I should write for a first page of panels. ^_^
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SiSero Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm...that's a good questions actually!
I have my own way of writing for my manga, but everyone has their own style.
You can always write it out in script form like follows:


Tim: Hey...seriously...who ate my mango

Jon- (looks uneasy) Um..mango...?

Tim: (looks suspiciously at Jon) Dude...you know which mango.

-Jon makes his way out of the room. Tim looks pissed.


LOL Pretty basic, but you'll get your ideas down quickly and there's no extra reading to get through :nod:
I hoe this helps! :heart:
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BagOhWolves Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah that seems easy enough. Okay I'll try my best. Been looking at at a lot of examples lately. Thanx for answering. ^_^ :hug:
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yupinukedem Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank. You. 

I have an entire box of copics I was gifted that I haven't used yet.
So far it's been an interesting trial-and-error session, but hopefully this will work too.

Again, thank you so much.
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so thrilled that you came across my tutorial and feel it could help! I hope that this will give you some guidance and will make using Copics so much more enjoyably! :heart: Like all things, trial and error is just a part of the learning process, but learning can be both frustration and FUN! :D So enjoy the journey and feel free to ask me anything :heart:
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yupinukedem Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're so sweet. ;v; I definitely will!
Love you and your work.
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miableachgirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh thank you so much for posting this! I use to have Copic markers but I never really knew how to use them so they just sat there at my desk collecting dust. Now I plan on getting some new Copics in the near future because of you and you wonderful art! 
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, I'm truly honored :thanks: :heart: I don't even know what to say! :glomp:
I'm so excited that this has inspired you to give Copics another try! They really are SUCH an amazing medium and I hope that this tutorial will be super useful! :heart: Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! :D
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miableachgirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I will be sure to contact you if I have any questions. :) I've been following your art since my days on theO and you are one of the only manga artist I still look up to even though I fell out of love with anime/manga back in early 2011. :hug:
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Queeni-The-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
It's so beautiful

I need this in my life

-buys copic markers-
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:iconsisero:
SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
LMAO XD :heart: YAAAY! I've spread the love for Copics! :w00t:
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iridium-jojo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you sssooooo much!! >v<
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG! It was my pleasure, sweetie! :D :heart: I hope you'll enjoy using these tips!
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iridium-jojo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
>v> I will!~ :heart: thank you!
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icyheaven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you very much for this tutorial!
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:iconsisero:
SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It was my pleasure, dear! I hope it will be useful for you! :thanks:
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SarahsPlushNStuff Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So clear and easy to read/understand! What a sweetheart you are for putting this together :D
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My goodness, thank you so much for your kindness :blushes: It was an absolute pleasure for me :thanks: I'm so happy that you feel that way about the tutorial :heart:
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Shoutyy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a very amazing and helpful tutorial how to work with copics Love 
You explained every step clearly :squee: 
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG I'm so thrilled you feel that way! :love: I love this medium sooo much and I really wanted to share some of the love :blushes: I hope my tutorial will be helpful to you, hon! :heart:
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Shoutyy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're totally right copics are really great and your tutorial will definitely help :happybounce: 
Thanks a loooot dear for making it Heart 
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oinkwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh! his is very helpful! thank you! I especially took note of using the broadnib with coloring in circular motions... never knew that it would work so well! i often have streaks in my coloring thank you!! > w < i also have difficulties i choosing the colors... may I please ask which favorite numbers of copics you use on reds and blues? thank you! 
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG It was my pleasure, dear! Oh yes! Coloring in a circular motion has been a lifesaver for backgrounds that were completely black and needed to be clean and streak-free :heart: I hope that this little trick will serve you well! :3 Hmmm what colors I used for the reds and blues? OMG I own almost every Copic made (including the newest colors) so that would be a bit difficult for me to list, HOWEVER if you check out this link www.carpediemstore.com/mlistCa… it'll take you to an awesome art store I frequently shop from. Here you'll see all of the markers listed in order from lightest to darkest, and they are also divided up into blues, reds, greens etc. I always recommend that when choosing colors, try to pick 2-3 of the lightest colors from each color group with codes that are right next to each other on the chart. This will ensure that they will blend. Also, you can chose 1-2 darker colors that are FAR from the first colors you've chosen. This is a good way to have both variety and assurance that the colors will blend with little effort! :w00t:

I hope this helps! :heart:
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oinkwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that helps a LOT! thank you so much for reply! > w < you were so kind to answer my questions quickly and I appreciate the tips as well! I'm just beginning to build-up my own collections of copic and I find myself coming back to your gallery for your tutorials and illustrations. Thank you!
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EnnCarbohydrate Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is an awesome tutorial. The light to dark, and dark to light for shadows is usually how I color with copics, too. Though, I rarely use the broad side of the marker, but seeing that circular motion to do clothing makes me want to test that out sometime. ^^
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it, hon! :3 Yeah, this is pretty much the normal way of working, but for may beginners, the concept doesn't come to mind right away :) This is more of a tutorial for those who are either brand spanking new to markers or are looking for some clear cut techniques to help them better understand the medium :D I'm glad you were able to get something out of it and I hope it will serve you well! :w00t:
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Dnexusk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Very nice tutorial. Unfortunately, I am not an artist and so cannot take advantage of it. What I can do, though, is get my hands on those books! Thanks for the link! Is it better for you to order from your store?
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Even though you couldn't use the tutorial I'm glad you gave it a look! And THANK YOU form the bottom of my heart for wanting to support my manga ; w ; It seriously means the world to me! :glomp: It's always best (in my opinion) to buy from my shop because I'm able to give free gifts through my shop :giggle: (since they ship directly from my work shop <3 )
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Dnexusk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I will keep that in mind. And you are most welcome. I should thank you for getting me interested in it in the first place!
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Dnexusk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I went ahead and got them from your shop. Hope you get a bigger cut or something. ;)
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SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT!! :iconiloveyouplz:  I truly hope you'll enjoy your order and gifts! You should have received an email with the tracking number last night :3 (an email from paypal or storenvy)
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Dnexusk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I did indeed! Thank you!
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Tsuenica Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
can you make anatomy tutorial?
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