One thing is for certain, if you want to become good with Copic markers, watercoloring mediums of any kind or any technique in general, you need to practice.
I took an online class at My Creative Scoop called Winter Pup. The image is purchased from Whimsy Stamps and it is adorable. As part of the technique, we added the fence behind the dog along with the hint of snow and the sky.
The blog and classes are the creative vision of Mindy Baxter. I discovered Mindy when I took an alcohol marker class through Altenew Academy and Mindy taught that class. I really enjoyed her style of teaching alcohol marker coloring, so I checked out her blog. She has a ton of freebie digis that you can download along with some free Copic basic coloring classes that really go above and beyond the basics.
I decided to try a few Copics because she included a Copic marker basics list. It included just a couple markers in each color category and it was enough to practice blending and flicking and all the techniques.
Of course, I got hooked on the Copic coloring and have filled out my Copic selection a bit. I have signed up for classes through Kit and Clowder as well. They have some great free classes that are jammed full of great information as well.
One of the things that Mindy does that I really like is that she breaks the coloring down into small manageable pieces. So this image was several videos to complete, which I really like. I really like that she does not speed up the video in her classes. You get to see the whole process, but since she breaks each project down to small chunks, the videos are not too long.
She has monthly classes that you can sign up for to learn a specific technique or two. For this class I learned how to color the raggedy hair of the Scottie dog, the fence background, the sky, the soft hint that he’s walking across snow and the gel pen snow storm! Her instructions were easy to follow and I was happy with the final product. It looked more like hers than I expected it to!
I’ll make him into a card later or add him to my technique journal.
You can check out Mindy’s classes at My Creative Scoop and the digi stamp image of the dog is from Whimsy Stamps. I will confess that they had a couple other super cute images that I added to my cart while I was there. I have no affiliation with these companies other than I have purchased classes and digi images from them and I have been happy with my purchases. I thought I would pass on this information to you in case you had time on your hands and you want to add to your crafty skills!
Thank you for stopping by to see what I’ve been up to!
I hope you have a wonderful day and that you find time to be creative!