New classes

Classes in Hagen Germany

after Stempelmekka

Monday: 15.09.2014
09:30 - 12:30 : Basic Class
13:30 - 16:30 : Specials 3 (Airbrush, non-cute)
Mercure Hotel Hagen (near Stadthalle Hagen), Wasserloses Tal 4, 58093 Hagen


Friday, July 25, 2014

Winner of Challenge 30

Hello dear Copic Fans,
It's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster,
for the Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

Here comes the winner of
Challenge 30, "Welcome Baby", it is....

#5 Faye
Congratulation Faye! Please send us an email to
with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.
CME team

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Let them eat cake

Hi copic friends, it's my turn again.This time I have made a tag and the background is made with Dylusions ink and Dutch Doobadoo masks.

The image is a cute little witch called spooky birthday by Tiddly Inks. I have coloured her with my copics, using the following nrs:
for the skin:
E000, 00,02,21,11,04
for shading and hair:
C3, 5
for the bag, belt and hair:
BV00, 29
for the dress and hat:
YR15, 16

have a wonderful time,
 see you next month (.... with a tutorial )


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Challenge

Hello Copic Fans,
It's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster for the
Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

honnestly, I had expected more entries to our Challenge "Welcome Baby", but it is the Quality that counts, not the number. The winner will be announced on Friday, 25th July 2014.

So let's see, if more of you will like our new Challenge: 

BIG Hair

Here is my inspiration for you: 
The image is from the Artist Catzilla and I found the lines here:

These are the Copics I used:
Skin: E50, E51, E01, E02
Lips: E08
Tongue: E02
Hair: YR14, E08, E19, E59

So now, it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win
3 sketch markers of your choice.
Please be aware that only entries from those living in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are possible.

To enter visit our Challenge page and enter your link in Mr Linky
before the end of  19. August 2014 (23:55).

The winner will be announced   22. August 2014.

We are looking forward to see your creations!
for CME team

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Coloring with copics and do a painting

today is it my turn, Rozzan, to inspire you.
I have choosen a stamp that is a little bigger then usual.
It is a digistamp from Deviant Art.

The reasons I have choosen a bigger stamp to be able to practice on hair.
This time I decided to paint the hair in a color I usually don't.
I often like to use E40-47.... But this time I took a lot of red colors,
I think that this have a really nice effect on the hair.

Under the stamp I put a black paper to get a more clear framing.
and to bring out the stamp more.
Additionally I wanted to "build up" the stamp with 3D foampads
 to get the effect of a painting.

I cut of a corner on the stamp and added one more photo mat.
This I also "built up" with 3D pads.

Here is the three layer of paper, 
I hope its clear and that you see how I have build it up.

The last three papers got to be rectangular, 
from whom the very last again got to be black.

On the flowers I put on some silver "blings".

The "Blings" also "fall" down to the last layer of paper.

And here you see the finished painting colored with copics of course.

These are the colors I have used:
Skin: E0000,E00,E11,E13
Lips: E04 and Eyes: B93
Hair: YR000,YR02,E08,E19,E59
Flowers: C9,C7,C3,C1,C0, Y28

Hugs from Rozzan

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fish Scales Tutorial


Today I have a little tutorial to show you how I color fish scales, or mermaid. 
I got many request for a tutorial on colouring a mermaid/ of fish tail.
So I've prepared a step by step for you. Of course I show you how to do it with your Copics.

 First use a darker color and if possible a different tone to the rest. 
My choice in this example are V-colors, but my darker color is the RV66. 
A color from an other natural blending group, for me important to have two different shades of the same color.

With my color RV66 I have drawn a fine line on the side of darkest shade. 
And then I added very small dots, I adore my brush tips!

The second step: 
I draw a fine line on the opposite side of the darkest shadows with an intermediate color,  my choice is V12. Than I added more dots around this lines, and on the darker previous side
Because I want to have a volume effect, I keep the light in the middle of the tail.
 I have a darker side down, another intermediate up to give volume.

I keep coloring with another, lighter intermediate color, I use V01. 
Added more dots on the previous color and a bit more towards the center.

The central part of my drawing is not white, I have used the V000.
Again add more dots on the above and finish paint spots all the central part of the mermaid tail.

Now repeat again, I start with the darkest outer parts. 
Dots with V06.

 I'm going to the center, using an intermediate color, added more dots with V12.

And again I use V01 for parts around the area for more light. 

And this is my card with my colored drawing. 
The digital stamp is from Tiddly Inks. 
I hope you liked it and do them in practice, summer is the best time for coloring mermaids.

Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11. R20 
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44.
Tail: RV66, V01, V000, V12.
Background: BG10, BG11, BG13.

Hugs and Kisses!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Suki Manga Copic illustration

Dear Copic friends,

Nice to meet you, my name is Esther and I am from Spain.

 My nick name is Suki Manga

It is a pleasure for me to collaborate with Copic Marker Europe.

This is my first entry and this time I would like to show you one of my illustrations created with Copic Markers.

This is the creation of an Original Character.

As you can see in the images below, when the line art is ready I start to colour the skin:

Skin: E00, E11, RV10

Then I colour eyes and hair. I use white ink for final details on the hair.

Eyes: B05, B29, B00
Hair: E37, E35, E29
Clothes: YR07, E37, Y38, E71, E50, C3, C5, C7

I also used “0 -Blender copic” to create a texture with little dots for the plush cat.

Cat: 0, E35, E00, E11

I hope you enjoy this illustration.

See you soon!

Suki Manga Art  (-^_^-)/

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thinking of you...

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here with a 100% Copic Make It Crafty scene! I have used an adorable girl from the latest release and a little background...

This cutie is Jacinta Sitting Thinking and I have merged her with Park Bench For Two, and simply coloured my scene with Copics. I tried to add pleats to Jacinta's trousers, inspired by an image coloured by Zoe. I added a Make It Crafty sentiment from the Just Wanted To Say Sentiment Set. 

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11, 23, R20, 22
Hair: E53, 55, 57, 59
Eyes: BG000
Sweater and Top: RV63, 66, V09, 15, 17, W00, 0, 1, 3
Trousers: B32, 34, 37, 39
Bench: E30, 31, 35, 39, 59
Greens: G28, YG01, 03, 17, 67
Ground: E40, 41, 42, 42, 43, W1, 3, 5
Sky: BG000, BV20, C00, 0, 1

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! 
Delphine xx

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peek A Boo

Hi Everyone,

I'm back from holiday, well actually we got back last Sunday but was hard work trying to stay awake until bed time when you arrive at 4:30 in the morning, making it 34 hours since you last went to bed.  Not a good idea going to work the next day either, so it's been a long week to say the least.

I have used Candibean image called Peek A Boo image, isn't she a cutie and she's for my niece's 3rd birthday today, so you can see one of the new numbers from the Marianne Design's July release, so handy to have.

The papers are just my new favourite, My Precious Daughter from Pion Design.  Totally in love with these and of course all available from Live and Love Crafts.,

The Viewfinder called Lovely View is also from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, I couldn't find my embossing mat, umm that's because I've tidied up you see, but is definitely one to have in your stash.

Copics Used:-
Skin E00, E000, E11, E04, R20 for blush
Hair: E25, E29, E31, E47, E50
Pink: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV69
Violets: BV000, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Terracota pot:: E09, E17, E19, E53
Green: YG13, G20, G94, G99
Bear: E35, E31, E50

Hugs Tracy x

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Happy Birthday: Using W7 to create shadows

Hello Copic Friends, Elizabeth her today to show you a frame- card with two Magnolia images. The images are colored using some of my favorite Copic colors this summer.

Usually I love the soft tones, recently I have been experimenting with using more color and deeper shadows on my images especially on clothes.

I use my W7 on the deepest shadows to create contrasts. It goes with lots of colors, so don't be afraid to try even if it scares you, just be sure not to use to much and to blend well with the color you are using! I have used W7 on her hair, shirt and pants, even for the white lace!
Copics used:
Skin: E50-21-15, V95 and R20 for the cheeks.
Hair: E29-25-21, W7
Blouse and bow:BV29-25-23-20, W7
Pants: BG75-72-70, W7
Lace: W7-3-00

Here's the front of my card. 

I used another Magnolia image on the inside of the card. 

 Same thing on this image, I used my W7 on her hair, clothes, even on the flower in her hand. 
Copics used:
Skin: E50-21-15, V95 and R20 for the cheeks.
Hair: E29-25-21, W7
T-shirt and shoes: BG75-72-70, W7
Shorts and hat:BV29-25-23-20, W7
Lace and socks: W7-3-00
Flower: RV99-95-93-91, W7, G46-40, W1

Hope you like my card,
Wishing you a colorful day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dreams and Wishes

Again a card for Copic Blog Europe. This is always an honor, but also a great responsibility ... So when I have to make a card for Copic Europe I try to take the best of me.

Painting with Copic is always constant evolution, I will never stop learning. 
One of the reasons why I colored this stamp of Saturated Canary is to compare with the same stamp, colored by me two years ago.
This will encourage me to many students, it's practice.

The Copic colors I used are:
tail: BG10, BG11, BG23, BG49.
hair: V01, V06, V12, RV66.
skin: E11, E00, E000 and chest: E93.
background: BG10
shell: E93, E97.

I'll be back here soon, thanks for reading ...
Happy weekend!

Friday, July 11, 2014

White dress

Hi everyone,

Åsa here today with a little copic inspiration for you.

I rarely colour white, except for snow on my Christmas cards. So I thought it was about time.
When I colour white I usually use W- or N-grey´s. But you can also use ligt versions of blue, green or pink.
A tip is to remember that no space is actually 'white' in real.

I have used an image from C.C.Design together with gorgeous green papers from Pion Design.
All edges are coloured with distress ink pad.

I have used the following colours:
Skin: E11-21-00-000-R20-11
Hair: E49-74-71-70
Clothes: W3-1-0-Blender
Flowers: RV99-95-93-91
Grass: BG99-82-G24-21-YR03
Sky: BG000-0000-Blender

Have a wonderful summer.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Soul Summoning

Hello dear Copic lovers!
My name is Yunuyei and today I'll present you my first entry here.

This is my interpretation of the Indian death goddess Kali.

She will be a character in my Manga/Doujinshi/Comic Hell's Kitchen.

At first I started with a digital concept sketch.
It helps a lot  because mistakes are difficult to correct when you're working with Copics.

Here you can see some WIP-pictures (Work in process).

In the end I added some glow effects with Photoshop

Copic used:

Skin: E53,E33, E31, Y11, Y00, BV31, BV20
Black: C9, C7, N9, N7, N5,BV25, BV23
Skulls: W5, W3, BV23, Y00
Red: R46,R43, R37, R35, R32, R27,Bv25, BV23
Background: V99, V095, BV25, BV23, W5, E74, E70. E04
Sky: V95, BV23, RV91, RV11,R32, R12, V12, BG000, B000, YR20, YR01, YR00, E51, E00
Jewelry: Y28, BV25, Y00
Scythe: BV24, BV23, C5, C3. E40, E47, E44
Magic: G43,G21, G20, G00, G000 ,YG11, YG03, YG00, YG0000, Y21, Y04, Y00

Multiliners in different colors and opaque white

I hope you like my first entry.
If you interested in drawing skies you can take a look at my tutorials :
Sky, Rain and Snow Tutorial (German)
Sky Tutorials (English)


Saturday, July 5, 2014

A hold fashioned boy

Hi everyone!
Franz again here with some copic colouring and a Mo Manning image...I've chosen a little man today:

He's too cute and I love his old fashioned outfit; I thought that a delicate colouring would be perfect for him :)

Papers are from Maja Design and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl.
 Here is the complete list of Copics markers I've used:

+R20 for cheecks;

Grey: W1-W2-W3-W5
Blue: B0000-B91-B93-B95-B97


Prismacolor Pencils
thanks for watching,
 I hope you liked it :)