So admittedly I had a case of ACEO fever for a while (I suspect it’s like poison oak in that it is bound to flare up from time to time), but in the back of my mind I kept thinking I should try something a bit larger.
I have a portfolio filled with black and white drawings (the originals of various digitally-colored works I have posted in this very spot for the last few months until the ACEO fever hit). So I figured I would break out the Copics and work with one of those. Here is the result (now available in my Etsy shop, see link to the right):
I like it, but I see a LOT of room for improvement. The colors are a little muddy, the blending ok but not stellar, and so forth. I do need to get more pens! I have about 25 now and will probably pick up another dozen soon. For the colored details on each figure I used Prismacolor chisel tip markers, which is a somewhat finer line than the Copic brush tip, and I would like to do more of that sort of thing (detailed color on color).
For some really stunning Copic work, check out two of my Etsy favorites:
Brooke Connor Design (Thank you Brooke for suggesting Copic markers!)
Illustratus Sundevaric AHOY (Newly discovered – strange and lovely!)
The first time around, scanned and colored digitally, Olive and Co. looked like this:
Their story can be found in their original post here.
Thanks to everyone who visited!