Further Copic Adventures, Magnified

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):

Three Bright Birds

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:

Olive's Niece and the Uneventful Visit

Their story can be found in their original post here.

Thanks to everyone who visited!

2 thoughts on “Further Copic Adventures, Magnified

  1. Sheri McClure-Pitler

    I really like the look of the darker marker color designs on top of the lighter tone backgrounds. I’ll have to try that on one of my creations.

    You choose such vibrant colors! Can’t wait to see which ones you get next. I can just imagine you like a kid at the candy store when you go to the art store!

  2. The Beast Tender Post author

    Thank you! I’m not sure I choose vibrant colors so much as they are *all* vibrant colors. I also found out they don’t last forever, as the light blue I was using in the background started to run dry. My first refill (I am using the smaller Ciao size, rather than fullsize).

    Ah, I just checked the Copic website and they have fine-liners, which should do some of that neat color on color stuff.

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