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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wish Me Luck...

Okay...now that I have completely converted myself to coloring with Copics I thought I would throw out a challenge to myself....oh, and what a challenge it was.  The challenge was to color an image using all the other mediums I used to use.  I think I forgot how to color.  Oh Boo!  Here is my attempts at using other mediums.  It was kind of fun, despite the struggle.  I came to the conclusion...I love my Copics!   I used this "lucky" image by illustrator Dustin Pike.  I colored with watercolor pencils, Prismacolor pencils, Chalk pencils and copics to compare.  You can get your image too by signing up to DoodleDragonStudios membership.  This image is in the January Membership.


 Now...down to business...


Derwent Watercolor pencils.  These actually were kind of fun.  I used it on my Copic paper and the results (although not as vivid) blended pretty smoothly.  I could use this medium again.

Oh, the trusty Prismacolor pencils.  Oh how I missed you.  I blended these without using any blending solution.  They are creamy to color with and blend really nicely with vivid colors....but...there just aren't enough colors....and I have a TON

Schwan Stabilo chalk pencils...oh how you really just piss me off :)  Okay, maybe not all that bad.  These blend nicely, but try keeping them from smearing...and chalk dust everywhere...and when you color the black lines your "coloring inside of" start fading with chalk dust....Nope...I no likey!

Digital (by Dustin Pike).  Well digital has its place in life...but no matter how hard one tries it still looks flat.  So it really isn't my thing.

Copics...my love...my sweet....Oh how I love thee...you are the one for me!  So many colors to choose from.  You blend so nicely.  You do not smudge or leave a mess.  You are quite forgiving.  When you are dry, I fill you back up.  You and Me...forever!






10 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you can increase the highlight and colors with your copics one you print out the digitally colored one. however, you don't need any help at all. it's all beautiful!!!

hugs :)

Jennifer Dove said...

Stef H...what a novel idea...do it digital and then color over it with copics? Hmmmm...now i be thinkin!

TeresaAngelina said...

Am taking my first Copic class next Saturday. And might also take a watercolour class a few Saturday's next. The results with both seem very lovely. Thank you for sharing this - it was really useful!

GrammaR said...

I love my Copics!

Lelia Pierce said...

Oh, my bejeezeez, Jenn! You kill me! Love all the results...of course you're always amazing.

XXX

Valerieann said...

OMG I see another purchase in my future... I see that everyone is using copics... we dont get a huge variety here and they are very expensive.. I have put off getting them but I think I really am going to have to try them... lovely comparison... thanks....

Jan Garber said...

I love the comparisons! Lets those of us who have made the investment just that more secure in the fact that we chose the best medium! I love my Copics, just need to learn from the pro to use them! ;)

martha velasco prieto. said...

love your tutorial!!thanks for sharing!

Scrappychick said...

Well isn't he just a doll?!! I am with you...copics all the way!

Pam Hornschu said...

I love when you do these tutorials. I love watching the progression of your coloring. Love the leprechaun.