I'm a big fan of Jennifer McGuire's cards; she does the most beautiful coloring! So when she announced that she was doing an online Copic class at http://onlinecardclasses.com/with a few other artists, I signed up that very day. It started this week and it is SO FUN! I've spent the last three evenings watching videos, reading up about techniques, and coloring my fingers off. Here are some of my practice pieces from the last few days.
Day 1: Blending Basics
Today was the intro, get your feet wet and learn the basics. I apologize in advance for some of my color choices! I had better luck at blending some colors then others, but it just takes more practice.
|Copic Class Practice Sheet, Day 1|
Day 2: Blending Tricks
Today we learned additional methods for blending colors, especially blending colors from different families. I don't know how well I did with some of the birds, but I LOVED coloring the butterflies. I can see myself doing a few more sheets of those! My first one, the purple/blue one, I had some issues. But I think I got the hang of it on the last two!!
|Copic Class Practice Sheet, Day 2|
Day 3: Get More Mileage Out of Your Markers
Tonight, we learned what a difference it can make to add a little gray. I have a couple of the gray markers, but I haven't really known what to do with them. As an example, my first two cups in the top row use the same colors. The one on the left is three RV markers, a light, medium, and dark. The one on the left, I used the light and medium RV markers but added gray to make the shadow. They both are pretty, it just depends on whether you want a brighter cup or one that is a little more photo-realistic.
|Copic Class Practice Sheet, Day 3|
That's what I have to show so far. We still have 10 days of lessons to go; I can't wait to see what else I will learn! If you are interested, you can still sign up; all the materials will be available even if you sign up after the "live" class is finished.