Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tutorial, How to colour manga eyes with Copic, by Suki Manga Art

Dear Copic friends,

Today I will show you an easy way to colour manga eyes in 4 simple steps.

I used 2 different range of colours in order to give you ideas, so you will see that you can use different ranges and obtain very nice results  following the instructions of this tutorial ^_____^

Let`s go!

Example nr 1:

I used the following copic numbers: C1 - C3 - C5 - C7 - B000 - B12 - B24 - B29

Here you can see a bigger image with the result using a blue range of colours:

Example nr 2:

I used the following copic numbers: C1 - C3 - C5 - C7 - R20 - RV04 - R29 - R59

Here you can see a bigger image with the result using a pink/red range of colours:

I hope you like this tutorial, I would like to see your version 
with different range of colours like green, violet... etc

Do not hesitate to contact me for any question
See you next month! 
bye..... (^___^)/  Suki Manga

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Be Merry And Bright!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today, sharing another Christmas card, with a cute image and sentiment by Tiddly Inks.

I printed my image called Be Merry And Bright and coloured it with my Copics. I started with the background as always, using a very light blue. I coloured all the lights last, using three Copics each time, first colouring the inside of the light with my medium shade, then outside the light with my lightest to give the idea of lights being on, then added a touch of my darkest shade inside the light. I die cut my image with a Spellbinders Label die and I used DPs by Bo Bunny.

Background: BG000
Dog: W0, 1, 3, 5
Sentiment: E40, Y000
Lights: R32, 35, 37, Y11, 15, 17, YG01, 03, 17
Shadow: BV00

That's all from me today and since I won't see you next week, I wish you all a Merry and Bright Christmas! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Hi everyone, Åsa here today again with some new inspiration.
It´s not going to be a Christmas card this time, alltough it´s almost Christmas.
No it´s going to be a Birthday Card for one of my closests crafting friends, who has her Birthday this close to Christmas. :)

The papers are from Gummiapan, and I have colored all the edghes with distress Frayed Burlap.

The cute image from ScrapBerrys are coloured with the following copics:
Skin: E11-21-00-000-R20
Hair: E79-74-70
Dress: BV29-25-23-20
Wings: V25-22-20
Shadow: N4-2-1-0

I really like to add shadows around and below the image to make it pop a little more.
This time I added the shadows on the right side of the image to strengthen the impression of the lightsource.

I hope you like it!

I like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
See you all soon again!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Let's dance

Hello Everyone,
My name is Sarit Sabbag and I'm from Israel.
I feel excited and honored to join these talented ladies.
When I was a kid whenever I was asked "what do you want to do when you're grow up" my answer was "to work at Disney, coloring all those cartoon images" why do I tell you this???
Because for my first entry I decided to combine these two things I love, Cartoon images and Copic.

I used the image "Dancing and flowing" from the talented artist Sabine Rich the image looks a lot like Disney characters
For the skin I wanted to try a new combo. E50, E30, E11 and for the cast shadow I used V93.

I wanted the girl to be with presents, so I decide to color her hair with rich colors. I did the hair with flicks motion going from light to dark, with lots of flicks… (Believe me when I say LOTS of flicks)
For the dress I choose the YG family because they go together with the hair.

I had super fun coloring her.
Here are the copics I used:
Skin: E50, E30, E11, V93
Dress: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, G99, Y19, YR12
Hair: YR14, YR27, E15, E18, E39
Eyes: B04
Lips: R37
Bracelet: B41, B45
Hope it inspire you to try coloring other images.

                                                                                 Big Hugs


Sunday, December 14, 2014

No lines coloring for Christmas

Good morning Copic friends!

Elizabeth here today to give you some inspiration for your Christmas card- coloring.
I have colored this cute Whimsy Stamps image using the no-lines technique.

I stamped the image using Memento Tofee Crunch ink, wich is light brown. 
When I color the lines wont show, and it gives a soft look on the image.
Kruemel made a great tutorial on no lines coloring here on the Copic Europe blog. You can find it HERE if you want some tips on how to do it! Here's my card:

I used Maja Design papers in traditional Christmas colors, red, white and green. 

 Here's my image, it's named Berry, made by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps. 
I used the following copic colors: 
Skin: E13-11-21-00-000, R20
Hair: E29-27-21
Red: E18-09-07, R24-22, W7
"White": W7-3-1-00, 
Green: G99-94-82-21-40, W7
Cat: E35-33-31-30, R20

Here's the inside of the card.

Hope you are inspired to play with your markers !  
Enjoy the season! 

Untill next time! 

Crafty hugs, 

Elizabeth xx

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Season's Greetings

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today with another winter scene - now is really the time to make winter cards!

I have used one of my not so recent Penny Black stamps called Snowy & Hedgy. I stamped and masked my image, added a couple masks to create the hills and airbrushed the background. I then coloured my scene and thought I would add a frame inspired by a number of cards I have seen recently. I cut a rectangle with a die, stamped a CC Designs sentiment on it and put it on foam squares.

Sky: B00, B41, BG000, BV00
Hills: B00, C1
Snowman: 100, BG000, C0, 1, 3, Y17, YR04
Hat: R35, 37, 39, 89, W0, 1, 3
Scarf: B95, 97, 99, R35, 37, 39, 89
Hedgehog's Skin: E000, 00, 21, E70
Fur: T0, 1, 3W1, 3, 5

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great weekend! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hot Cocoa!

This is my Christmas contribution for Copic Europe.
It is a very simple card appearance with stamp of Tiddly Inks.

Card that has gesso, fairy dust, emboss frantage and some other product to give glitter, snow effect, etc.

Used Copic colours:
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, R11.
Hair: E47, E44, E43.
Shoes: N3, N5.
Cup: BV29, R37, R35.
Dress: B91, B93, B95.
Bird: R11, V15, V12.
Earmuffs and gloves: R81, R00.
Background: BG01, B01, B00, B000, BG02.

There are still a few days but: Merry Crhistmas!
We'll see you next year!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tutorial - Simple Airbrushing for 100% Copic Scene

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a tutorial on a 100% Copic card with a simple airbrushed background - I absolutely love the look of airbrushed backgrounds! 

For today's example, I chose to do a simple winter scene with a character and just a couple of trees. Please note, I did not stamp and mask the character on my scene because I knew I wanted to add it at the end on 3D foam squares, but it is of course possible to stamp it at the beginning.

Material used for my card:
Airbrush and Copics
Masking Film or Post It notes
Make It Crafty Pine Trees Rubber stamps
Gorjuss Girl

Step 1

Stamp the elements you need on your scene, starting with what you want to be in the foreground first. To mask, I used Post It Label Pads which have 100% adhesive backs, and picked different colours to show you clearly the different parts of the scene.
 Here, I stamped the little tree first where I wanted it, masked it (yellow), then I added orange strips around my "scene" to have an uncoloured frame at the end. I then stamped the tree on the left and masked it (pink). I thought I would have a little snow slope, so I just cut and put pieces of blue Post It Notes to create the slope and protect it from the airbrushing.

Step 2

Airbrush your lightest colour B00 going from left to right and right to left from the bottom of the image and stop midway of your sky. I like using 2 different shades for airbrushed skies (here Bs and BVs) and I always start with my lightest colour, so I can darken the colour afterwards if necessary. 

Step 3

Now start at the top of your image with your second shade - BV02 here - and go down little by little towards the blue area. Airbrush over the beginning of the blue part so that your colours look blended.

Step 4

Darken the sky at the top, using BV04 and stop in the BV02 area. The transition between the 2 BV areas is a bit too visible, but we will work on it in the next step:)

Step 5

Take your BV02 again and go over all the BV04 and BV02 areas starting from the top and being careful to add enough BV02 on the transition to blend it a little and airbrush on the upper part of the blue area too.

Step 6

Now remove your masks and check the result of your airbrushing. And now all you have to do is use your Copics to colour your scene.

Here is my finished card...

Skin: E000, 00, 11
Hair: B41, C5, 7, 100
Purples: V09, 12, 15, 17
Blues: B34, 37, 39
Hearts: R37
Background: B00, BV02, 04
Trees: BG000, C0, 1, 3, E31, 35, 59, G28, YG03, 17, 67
Snow: BG000, C0, 1, 3

That's all from me today! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely Sunday! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Natural hair...

Hi there Copic friends, Åsa here today with some colouring inspiration.

Today I want to show you a card with a little cutie i actually started colouring on the annual Copic Convention in Wiesbaden. And now I finally made a card of it.

I recently made lots and lots of Christmas cards, in traditional Christmas colours, so I just wanted to use a little more 'normal' colours for this one. I have used papers from Maja Designs Sofiero collection.

Here you can see a close up on the image.
I really wanted that natural look on the hair.
Letting the very tip on the Copics work really hard.

I kept the card pretty clean and simple, not so many decorations. Just to keep the focus on the image.

I have used the following copic:
Skin: E11-21-00-R20
Hair: E55-53-51-44
Pink: RV95-963-91
Grey: N4-2-1
Blue: B95-93

I hope you all like it.
Have a wonderful December!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ritter Karl-Heinz-Günther

Hello dear Copic-Fans,
this is my last entry.
Today I'll show you the cover of my next Manga-project.

Like always I started with a digital concept sketch 

Here you can see some Wips 

Copics I used:
G94, G46
E71,E70, E53, E51, E50 , E37, E29, E27,E25, E00
Bv29, Bv25, BV23, BV20
B60, B01, B00 
YR01, YR00
YG11, YG03 
C3, C1
Y11, Y00
Grey, brown and pink Multiliner 

I had a wonderful time with you and
 I hope you will follow my art on Deviantart,Tumblr or Facebook

Kind regards,

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Purple Christmas

Hello Copic fans,
after a very joyfull Copic Conference in the headquarters of Copic Europe in Wiesbaden Germany, I found some hours to do what I love to do, colouring with my Copics.
To create this card I have used design paper from the Bo Bunny collection Altitude,
 it has my favorite colour purple.

In my craftroom were much Magnolia's waiting for me to use them. I choose two Tilda's for this card. After stamping with Versamark I have embossed them with a very fine white embossing powder from Stampendous. Every detail stays visible. I always stamp the same stamp with black, use it as a guide. Some times I colour it first, before starting with the image with white lines.
In the second image I did not embos the eyes, but drawn them later with a black Multiliner.

I made a template from the card shape for you to download.

Most of the dies and the stamps are from the Noor!Desing collection. I also used some Magnolia dies.
Some extra pictures

Used Copic colours
Skin E000-00-21-11-13-R21
Hair E47-44-43-40
Aqua BG000-10-11-13
Warm White W00-01-03-05

Please take the template if you want, I made it for you. Sorry for the Dutch in the template
snijden = cut
rillen = score
bergvouw is mountain fold
dalvouw is valley fold

Groetjes Diny