The first page above was colored by me, and the other pages were colored by Linda Franklin (2) and Debbie Shepard (3) who both did an amazing job!
I decided to use this new free page as a good opportunity to test out my Copic markers for the first time! My husband bought the 12 pack for me as a Christmas gift… he’s pretty awesome 🙂
But since I only had the 12 pack, I didn’t have a huge variety of colors for blending, so I also pulled out my Faber Castell Polychromos to add some shading… those were a gift from my Mom!
You can see my results below. I started with a Copic marker base for each color and LOVED the blending effects between colors, even without the extra colors to help transition between them. From there, I used the Faber Castell Polychromos to add shading in the lower sections and areas that wouldn’t get much light. I used darker colors and then added some extra black in the really dark corners.
I then used a red marker and a yellow pencil for the background, and an orange pencil faintly around the edge.
But my favorite new trick was something I did with the Copic colorless blender… can you see it?