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Copic Marker Tutorial I by cartoongirl7 Copic Marker Tutorial I by cartoongirl7

:bulletred: FINISHED PRODUCT: [link]:bulletred:
(Scroll to the right half.)
Maybe one day when I'm crazy enough, I'll make a tutorial on the left half of that picture.

:bulletred:Copic Tutorial II: [link]

HOLY FREAK THIS TOOK WAY TOO LONG. I thought I'd take a nice, relaxing break from my chaotic Anime Expo preparations and have a go at my first tutorial, but nooooooo...this thing is more stressful than an actual drawing.

But seeing that I'm a PS newbie, I'm pretty glad that I was able to at least compile all this together. I guess I picked up some bits of Photoshop knowledge over the year after all. Would be sad if I didn't.

People have been asking me to do a tutorial for a long time now, and I apologize for taking next to forever to get around to it ^^; The thought of making a tutorial always intimidated me since I have like 234012938 WIP pictures to choose from. But I finally got it done :evillaugh:

Compressing 15 painful hours of sweat, cursing, and flinging objects into a 670×7637 pixel tutorial is no easy task. I'm kind of sad that I had to cut like 30 pictures (about 8 steps) off from the walk through. The thing is flippin' ginormous as it is, so I couldn't make it even larger D: And excuse my random doodles. I went a little nuts on the commentary too -_-;;

This is a thank-you gift for all of my watchers and friends online, and hopefully it'll be of some use to those of you who are starting out with markers :>

:bulletred: "Where do you get those markers? How much are they?!"
You can get Copics at local art stores (if you're lucky), and definitely online. Aside from a Japanese bookstore I go to, Kinokuniya, I also order them from online at [link]. THEY ARE NOT CHEAP. They can cost from $4.50 to $6.50 each, so shop smart :>

:bulletred: "What paper do you use?"
Manga manuscript, A4 size; I prefer Copic and Manga University brand. You can find these online too.

:bulletred: "How did you learn to draw like this?"
Lots of trial and error and lots of practice.

Um...holy crap. Another DD?! I never even dreamed of getting the first one. Thank you =AdigunPolack for your suggestion and kind words, and ^znow-white for featuring it! I appreciate it very much! :heart:
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The thing that I especially love about Copic Marker Tutorial by =cartoongirl7 is that it not only shows us such truly clever tools and tricks of the trade in creating such amazing and anime-based works but also personally shares with us from the heart her own sheer joys and hardships in using Copic Markers to paint with,which is something that many of us can well relate to. The illustrations and pictures are just utterly fascinating and so splendidly informative as she teaches you step-by-step while guiding you through the complications of drawing with Copic Markers, especially if you are a beginner!! I seriously love the hidden bits of wit and humor in this piece, just to keep things really fun without even boring the viewer.What a sparkling piece of pure gold here on deviantART where tutorials are concerned for sure! ( Suggested by AdigunPolack and Featured by znow-white )
Tomatoluvr Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I currently only have a set of 36 markers so it'll be a bit harder to make a good gradient but this tutorial totally helped! :D
This tutorial really helped me with my first Copic Ciao Drawing, so thanks a lot for making it!
ChristopherGonzales Feb 3, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
This was really helpful, but I only have like… 74 copic markers… and I can relate to crinkling the paper, my first 20+ pictures were all crinkled XD though back then none of them were any good XD
TheTinyBlackPaws Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you still use these Copics? I wonder how long they can be useful, since they are not so cheap c:
ChristopherGonzales Feb 3, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
The copic refills really give you a lot of bang for your buck
rishiveda101 Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
(finishes reading tutorial)
(looks at the crayola colored pencils and a sharpie she draws with)
Oh well...
jamberry-song Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
You can do so much with those, though. :) Don't be disheartened!
nabilauriel Dec 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow i love the rose pattern on her dress! It's just so pretty :)
hayaiq Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hayaiq Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you use the same technique with other color pen,like color pen  bought from Daiso store for instance?
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