Horse coloured with Copics
I had bought some Copic Markers last year in autumn, and on last Friday I took them out of their box in order to colour this horse sketch. I think I now know what I will use them for – colouring my sketches. Mostly they are used by fasion designers and Manga artists, but I am neither the one nor the other.
Copic markers come in more than 200 colours. There are many colours I don’t need at the moment, but it looks like I will need more shades of brown for doing animal sketches. So I grabbed my colour chart and made a list of the markers I may need. The good thing is that you can keep them in the container for a long time without risking to dry them out.
I am still doing exercises with my graphic tablet, though. I even managed to produce a very rough drawing of a wildebeest. I am giving myself time to learn and to practise and to – delete. And I’ve learned another important thing – it is not either – or: either drawing with pencil and ink, and colouring with copics or watercolour pencils or drawing on my graphic tablet. Creativity for me is all kinds of everything – doing one thing without neglecting or stopping the other!