Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Cards Almost Done

Isn't she the cutest??? Here's my second Copic Sketch marker coloring image. I just adore Mo's Digital Pencil Too images. This little girl is called Sadie with Apples. Mo's images are mostly digital and are a breeze to work with. I didn't have any trouble with ink bleeding (which was my initial hesitation with using Copics). I think she turned out really cute. I feel really proud of myself, knowing that all of my Thanksgiving cards are almost finished. So far I'm ahead of the game.

This is actually my first attempt at an easel card. It was so easy, I may do lots more of this style in the future. I'm also thinking about trying one more Thanksgiving card style. I'll post my results. Have a great Saturday!!!

New Copic Sketch Markers

A few years ago I took a card making class at my local scrapbook store and discovered water color brush pens. I used them with great success for a while, but I kept coming across fantastic cards that were colored with Copics. So I saved up my pennies and pranced into the art supply store ready to make a major Copic purchase. Boy, was I in for a surprise! The Copics were waaaaay out of my price range! I opted for the Prismacolors instead. These seemed to work out fairly well, but I was still coming across images online that looked so much more vibrant and layered than the work I was creating; each one done with Copics. So finally, a few months ago, I decided to search YouTube and find out if anyone was demonstrating Copics, so I could find out what was so great about them; the secret that was obviously alluding me. I found tons of tutorials and I watched them over and over; fascinated by the techniques and results. But the price still just wasn't right.

I scoured the internet searching for the best price on Copic Sketch markers and I discovered They had a GREAT sale on Copics and I bought a good batch to get started. I've been playing around with them all week and I wanted to share my results with you. I'm just getting started so I know my work needs improvement, but I'm on my way and I am officially HOOKED ON COPICS!!!