Lilac and Butterfly -Bootcamp

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Using this image from Jennifer Dove, we worked on the tip to tip technique with Copic markers.  With this technique, you take one marker and touch it to the tip of another marker and then apply your color.  I practiced this predominantly on the butterfly using Cadmium Red and Cadmium Yellow markers.

Copic Bootcamp

Mermaid – Bootcamp

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Last year I had the opportunity to attend an terrific event – Jennifer Dove’s Copic Bootcamp.  Copic Bootcamp is 3 days, 4 if you need a warm up, of 12 hours a day of Copic coloring instruction.  It is amazing and intense.  Sometimes I could not finish the images before we moved on to the next technique so I decided that I would finish them after the bootcamp. Granted this is months after the bootcamp but I am completing my workbook now so I can be ready for the Advanced Bootcamp this May!

The mermaid image is from Make it Crafty.

Experimenting – Copic markers and a Kristy Rice coloring book

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Today I took the same pattern from Kristy Rice’s coloring book and used Copic markers to color. For the flowers I went with the violet family and complemented with some Chrome Orange and Peony (YR04, RV69). The leaves are Pale Moss and Pea Green (YG61, YG63).  I finished off the flowers with some a Signo uni-ball white gel pen.