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Copic Tutorial and Walkthrough by bybystarlight Copic Tutorial and Walkthrough by bybystarlight
Edit: HOLY CROW~!! Thank you so much to :iconkuukoukumori: and :iconhanratty-stock: for the Daily Deviation feature. O__O;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Thanks to your feedback, I'll definitely make a new tutorial about more complicated things (and I'm REALLY happy to hear that people want to use markers because of this tutorial~!!). THANK YOU SO MUCH~!!!!

Copic Marker tutorial and walkthrough kinda thinger. @__@;;
I uploaded the lineart if you'd like to color along.

(just please credit me and keep my signature on it. I'd love to see what you guys do~!) :)

My own finished work is here:

If there's anything else I'm forgetting or questions you still have PLEASE let me know~!!! :heart: I want to try to help as much as I can. O__O;;

Also, if there is interest, I'd like to make another that considers things like complex backgrounds, different skintones, textures (like fabric, fur, and metal, etc), translucent things, etc...PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you'd be interested in that, too.

(c) =bybystarlight
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-05-12
kuukoukumori noted me with:- "This tutorial is very simple to understand and to the point. There seems to be a ton of copic marker tutorials out there right now, but most of them just have walkthrough process and does not have an explanation of how things are done. *bybystarlight explains everything in this Copic Tutorial and Walkthrough by giving lots of techniques and tips to use while colouring. She also has a nice list of supplies to use (some not ordinary), a list of the colours she used, and some not very well known tricks for working with these markers. Her tutorial takes a great knowledge of this medium and applies that practically to an image." ( Suggested by kuukoukumori and Featured by UnicornReality )
KawaiiShootingStar Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Amazing tutorial! C: It really helped me~! ^.^
UpalaFire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very comprehensive, thank you! I've always been afraid of alcohol markers but I just bought some yesterday and plan to master them! Your tutorial makes them less scary.
Cutie524 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you use to darkern the sketch 
SlightlyGreen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I haven't had a chance to play with Copics yet, but I'm planning on learning, and this tutorial makes me feel like I'll have a good starting point -- it's so clear and you explain a lot of things that other tutorials sort of magically assume I know...
bybystarlight Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm happy that it gives you a place to start. :) Please do let me know if you have any questions or problems when you get started. I really appreciate your kind words!! Sometimes when I explain things it feels like it comes out in a big much. haha.
Thanks!!!! <3
MyouNai Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG so helpful~
bybystarlight Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! I'm glad it is a help to you. :)
Shroomsta Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really really helpful! I have just started colouring with copics and while I am not struggling as much as I thought I would, this is so helpful to me! **Note to self.. get blender..
bybystarlight Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm happy you find it helpful! Copics and markers in general are awesome and fun to work with. I think they're easier than watercolor, but I guess that's just opinion (everyone is different, afterall). I'd love to be able to see what you make with markers, so please do show me when you get a chance. :D
Wotsit123 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a little tip about the Blender: If you lay it down heavily before colouring, it will keep the surface wet so you can colour large areas without worrying about streaking.
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