Have you seen the newest Copic coloring guide from Imagination International, Inc? Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers is chock full of sweet canine and feline friends. Beginning to advanced artists will find this book useful for learning a variety of Copic coloring techniques.
With beautiful images and clear directions, each tutorial carefully guides you through all the steps necessary to color many different images. Projects start simple and progress through more complex techniques.
Of course, the book includes line art for each tutorial for you to photocopy and color along.
I thought it would be fun to follow one of the tutorials exactly and see how it turned out.
I chose the "Lazy Bulldog" tutorial. Isn't he just so stinkin' cute?!! This tutorial is a full four pages long, taking you through every single step of the process with clear & concise written instructions, as well as full-color photos. You really can't go wrong!
I began by getting out the Copic Markers listed at the top of the page.
Next, I printed the image onto a quarter sheet of X-Press It Blending Card. Then I simply followed each step of the tutorial until the image was fully colored. I found the steps to be very easy to follow, which made the coloring of the image go surprisingly quickly.
I then made it into a card (I just had to, you know?!).
Can you even stand how cute that pooch is? I thought is rather forlorn expression worked well with the "I'm so sorry" sentiment from Power Poppy's Daffodils stamp set. I'm sure that card will come in handy for some day when I need to apologize to my darling hubby for something. :)
I kept the rest of the card fairly simple, with a frame die-cut, a flag for the sentiment, a trio of enamel dots, and a sweet button tied up with a bit of coordinating twine. I like to let the image speak for itself...especially when the image is that awesome!
If you haven't gotten your hands on the Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers book yet, I HIGHLY recommend it! Not only does it have a wonderful variety of cat & dog breeds with full-color tutorials, it also has fur & eye color charts, as well as a very handy Copic Color Matching Chart. Check it out:
The Color Matching Chart will allow you to match anything perfectly with your Copic markers. How genius is that?!
Hope you enjoyed my peek at the Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers book today. Hope you get one for yourself!
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