Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sailing girl, a colouring tutorial

Hi everyone, today it's my turn again and this month I have a colouring tutorial for you.

I drew this image a little while ago and thought that it was perfect for my little tutorial for this month. 
In this 1st step I coloured the face using a basic of  E000 and E00.

step 2: creating depth
to create more depth I used  E000, E00,E11, E21 and BV00 (for shadows) as a 2nd layer. 
Starting with the lightest colouring working in layers to the darkest and then back to the lightest again. For some extra shades I used the BV00, my favorite. 

step 3: colouring the rest of the face and the hair.
For the eyes I used B41, B95 and B99, starting with the lightest colour first. Used a little BV00 for the eyes too. The inside of the eye (the eyeball) catches a shade too. For the lips I used R20 and R11.

I love redheads so for my girl I used E77, E15, YR15, YR16 and YR14. This time I worked my way back from the darkest colourto the lightest. 

step 4: Colouring the cloths. 
For her sweater and hat I used B63, BV17, BV34 and B31. This way you will get a lovely lavenderpurple. Her dress is made with RV02, RV09 and RV06. This time I started with the lightest colours first, layering the darker colours and then go back to the lightest again to give them a nice blend 

step 5: colouring the boat
For the boat I used E70, E71, E74 and E77.
I used the darkest brown to create a woodgrain.

step 6: finishing your image
We are nearly there. I decided to colour the flag in the same colour as the dress, using RV01, RV09 and RV06. 
For the little gull I used some greytones like C1, C3 and C5. 

And this is the finished creation. I fussycut the image and glued her on my tag made with Dylusions inks and Dutch Doobadoo masks. I also decided to give the dress some checkers.
The quote was found on the internet. 

And before I finish I have a little surprise for you. I decided to give my drawing away as a freebie. You can use it for your creations, you can share it, but please mention that I drew it.  Hope you like it. If you pick it up, please leave me a comment. 

have a wonderful week and enjoy your freebie


Friday, November 21, 2014

New Copic ECCP in Classes in Italy and Austria


we are proud to announce new classes in Italy.


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Merry Christmas to you

November is a time when I do the most of my Christmas cards. 
I love Santa Clauses in all varieties.

Here I colored the one freebies like a girl in Sweden have designed. 

I have used quite a few colors, 
but still got several different colors depending on the light or dark pen I´ve used.

There are many different pens with red, 
and this has become one of my favorites when I coloring the Santa Claus red.
E24, E27, E39, RV99

After I have colored the subjekt I have cut it out and placed it on a cusp of a star.

Colors I have used:
Skin: E000, E11, E13, E30
Red: R24, R27, R39, RV99
White: W7,W3, W2, W0
Sweater: E81, E84, E87
Scraf: E84, E87, E89
Boots: E84, E87, E89 ,W7

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A handsome manga style knight ^___^

Dear Copic friends, today I will show you a commissioned design of a handsome knight named "Dion Fairgale"

He is a powerful knight, he will risk his own life to save you if it  is neccessary. 
He is loyal, kind and very serious.

I hope you like this character ^^

To complete this illustration I used the following Copic Markers:

Skin: E000 - E00 - E11
Armour: C1 - C3 - C5 - C7 - 100 - Y08 - W3 - YR07
Cape and eyes: B29 - B05 - B37 - 100 - Blender 
Hair: E37 - E29 - E11 - Blender

Do not hesitate to contact me for any question

See you next month! (* 3*)/  (bye....)

Suki Manga ^^

Twitter: @Suki_Manga

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Joyeux Noël

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today with a Christmas card because, yes, we all better be ready;)! Not a scene today, just a character on which I wanted to put the focus on, in red and green and of course a CAS card!

I used the adorable Snowflake Marci by La-La Land, and started by colouring the first part of the background using two green Copics, then coloured Marci and then went back to add Peeled Paint and Pine Trees Distress Inks around the image, following my friend Zoe's idea. I then stamped a Noël sentiment by Artemio.

Skin: BV20, E000, 00, 01, 11, 13
Lips: R20, 22
Hair: 100, B41, C5, 7
Dress and boots: 100, C5, 7, R35, 37, 39, 89, W1, 3
Snowflakes: BG000, C1, Y26
Background: YG03, 17
Ground: W1, 3

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Flower Postcard

Hi Everyone,

Tracy here and I am running a little late.  I'm usually very organised but I've had a busy month opening my new Noor!DesignUK Shop, yayyyy.

So onto my card.  I have coloured up this beautiful stamp which does happen to be by Noor!Design but I do love the stamps.  I have chosen to work with the V collection of copics and have a few photo's to share with you.

The stamps are actually easy to colour as the shading has already been done for you.

The complimentary diecut flower is from the latest Noor!Design release and I have used the die as a stencil and added dutch doobadoo structure paste, love love this stuff.

On the postcard itself I coloured randomly on the remaining white sections using BG0000, BV0000 and BV02.

You can check out my BLOG tomorrow for all the dies and embellishment links.

I hope I have inspired you.  Have a great weekend.

Copic Ingredients:-

Flower V17, V15, V12, BV0000

Background BG0000, BV02, BV0000 and for the shading I added some V12 and N3

Hugs Tracy x

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas gift for a new daddy- creating a scene with copics

Hi copic friends, Elizabeth here today to share some Copic love!
I want to show you an album I altered to create a special Christmas gift for my sister to give to her hubby. They are going to celebrate their baby's first christmas and she wanted to give him a special album. She chose this lovely Mo Manning image (and the pink, and I had lots of fun creating a whole scene using my Copic Markers. I wanted to make them walk the journey of life together. I put a poem about that inside the cover. 

Here's my album. I printed the image in a bigger size to cover the front page. I used just a few dies to decorate so the image could be in focus. The sentiment says: To the best daddy in the world! 

The image is "Father and daughter" by Mo's digital pencil. 
I googled the words "man walking on road" on google images, and I found a picture to use for inspiration (not copy, just for inspiration to help me with the lines in the image). I draw a few lines using a pencil to create the road and the scenery, very lightly not to ruin my marker nibs. 
Picture borrowed from

I used different shades of green to create depth in the picture. And I used my W's to make mountains in the background. To create the grass and ground i used the dotting technique in many shades of green on the grass and E 30-35 to create a sense of movement and depth.  

Copics used:
Skin: E13-11-21-000
Hair, shoes, belt, road: E37-35-33-31-30
Dress, flowers: E889-85-83-81
T-shirt: W7-3-1-00
Pants: B99-97-95-93-91
Grass: G99-94-82-46-43-40-21, YG67-03
Mountains: W7-5-3-1-00
Sky: B60, C1, W00

I had lots of fun creating this scene, I have never done this before, but I think it turned out okay. So my advice is: Don't be afraid to try!

Hope you got inspired to play with your markers! 

Crafty hugs, 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry and Bright


Welcome to the blog of Copic Europe, I'm Cristina Valenzuela
Today my inspiration is a Christmas card, I hope you like it. 

My light is not good, today is rainy day in Barcelona.
This time I chose a stamp with Manga style for a non-typical Christmas card, but with typical Christmas colors.

The stamp is from Star Stampz, coloured with Copic:

Skin: E000, E00, E02, E21, E11.
Hair: E44, E42, E41, E55, E53.
Dress: G28, G82, G85.
Shoes: N3, N5.
Socks: C3, C1, C0.
Hearts and ties: RV69, R37, R35, R32, R30, R00.
Background: Y28, Y23, Y26.
Flowers: R30, R32, R11 // Y28, Y21, Y26.

See you soon!! Hugs.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tutorial on dark skies

Hi there everyone, Åsa here today with a little tutorial on how I colour dark skies.
Perfekt for all those Christmas images coming up.

I have used an image from Sassy Cheryl Stamps.

I like to use the B90´s when I colour dark skies.
For this sky I have used B99-97-95-93-91.

I allways start with the lightest colour, to guide my self. Then it´s more easy to correct my self if I don´t like it. Here I have started with the lightest blue; B91.

(As you can see I allways colour with an scrap paper under my image)

In the next step I go in with my darkest colour; B99, from the beginning..

In the third step I take the next colour; B97, and smooth out the transition and take the colour further in on the image.

In the nest step I do the same with B95, I work that transition and take the colour out a little more in the image.

Then tI ake B93 and do the same, work that transitions and colour further in.

In the final step I take the lightest colour; B91, and work the transition and out of the rest of the image.

After this steps, you can be satisfied and stop. BUT, I allways take all the colours one more time. From the beginning. Exactly the same way. And this time Im a little more thorough in the transitions.

Now you can see the differnce from when I only coloured it one time.
It´s more smooth and deeper contrasts.

And here are the final result, with the rest of the image coloured in.

As you see I also made some shadows in the snow to reinforce the impression of the lightsource from the star in the sky.

Here are the copic coplours that I have used:
Skin: E21-11-00-000
Hair: E43-42-41-33-31
Clothes: BV25-23-21
Pillow: V25-22-21
Parcel: RV95-93-91 / E77-74-71-70
Dog: W5-3-1-0
Shadow/Snow: N4-2-1-0
Sky: B99-97-95-93-91
Star: YR23-Y23-21-00

Hope you like it!

Big hugs!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Snow Queen from Daria Myagkikh


I think that everybody has already started their preparation for Christmas and New Year.
We here in Russia are not an exception. That is why for today post I decided to show you one of the cards that I created for that splendid holidays!

I love fairy tale The Snow Queen - and I thought that she could look like this. :)
I took this image over here - link

For this card I took accetate as a body and using mask and white acrylic paint made a frost on the window. I colored image with my Copic markers and glued inside the card. In the end I added ranger stickles all over the "snow", couple of reinstones and sentiments, That's it!
The key numbers for image are:

            Skin  - E000, E01, E11, V00 and V01 (for lips)
Hair - E53, E44, E47, E49, E79, E34, E39, E74
 - BG0000, BG000,BG10,BG11,BG72
Crown and 
jewellery  - BV00,BV02,BV08, BV11, C00,C02,C04,C05 and Y11(for the stars)

Wishing you a great day and very creative mood!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Santa, Stop Here!

Hello everyone!
It's my turn again to post my Copic creation, I hope you'll like it!

I've chosen a lovely bear from Lili of the Valley this time and colouring his fur has been toooo fun :)

Isn't he just adorable? And the image is just perfect for Christmas cards 
 I used Distress Inks to colour the background and I embossed some snowflakes with some White embossing powder.
Papers are from Maja Design again and all the embellishments from The Ribbon Girl.

 Here is the complete list of Copics markers I've used:

 E000, E00, E13, E15, E18

 B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
C0, C1, C3

Wood Hammer:
E70, E71, E74, E77

Hat - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Nose - YR02, YR09, E08

 thanks for stopping by,
 a big hug everybody :*

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Old fashion!

Hi everyone! 

It's my turn again, Deborah, to show you one of my latest creations.
For this card I've used a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, I love these old fashion, classy clothes! Those dresses are amazing! 
I've used my favourite Copic colours for this one.

The card is 15 x15 cm and I've used a butterfly border on the top of the card. I've used 3 designpapers  from the paperpad and added some flowers, lace, ribbon and a button. 

The Copic colours I've used:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E19, E17, E13, E11
dress and hat: W7, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10
umbrella and feathers: R89, R85, R83, R81, RV10
background/bows: E43, E41
eyeshadow/ground: W7, W5, W3
Eyes: E35

Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Life is..

Good day I'm Sandra and now it's my turn to share with you my new project with you all Copic fans
For this card I used “Cool Student “ a beautiful  stamp from  The Paper Shelter : a  girl that during recess at school, enjoying a strawberry lollipop
Just because the character of the stamp is a young girl with a short skirt very sexy, I used bright colors to color his clothes. In fact I find that the final result is very cheerful and impact!!
Lately more and more often I use these colors and I must admit that I like very much. To tell you the truth I really like the colors vintage also , in short  I really like all Copic Markers..LOL ..The girl is leaning against a wall, so to put her in the  situation, I drew  with multi black liner  line to separate  walls and floor and then  I have blurred it  with Distress Ink.
On the walls we can often see inscriptions and graffiti, so I stamped the sentiment and other small symbols next to the character just to make the scene realistic and simulate the real walls a little  bit messy. 
Finally I realized the card with Bazzil plain paper pattern of the October AfternoonHero Arts sentiment and small stampsflags My Mind's Eye, alphabet die Tim Holtz and  Distress Ink .
Thanks for follow me, see you next project.

Copic used: Skin: E00-01-11-12-95 
Hair: E43-44-47- YR 27 
Shoes and hat: R20-32-35-37 
Dress: B91-93-95-97 Jersey: YG61-63-67 
Jacket: B91-93-95 
Folder: E31-33-35 
Books: R32-35-20 B91-93 YG61-63 
Multiliner black: 0.3 

Atyou Spica: Lipstick