Monday, 19 October 2009

Getting used to Copics

I'm still trying to sort out what goes with what as far as shades of Copics are concerned. I bought 2x 32 pen sets plus a set of skin tones and I have been trying to amalgamate the various pens into colour families.
I had a good tip from my friend Victoria, who suggested that I try out the colours on card and label the colours used to see a true representation of what the shades will appear like on my cards. I found this very useful!
When you manage to select complementary colours, using Copics is just like magic. I love it. I really think however, that some additional purchases may be necessary!
This image is from Dustin Pike, I love his dinosaurs. I think this would be good either to give to a child or for a child to give to an adult. It's cute anyway!
The sketch is from The Pink Elephant. I have taken a little licence with it, but for this image I think it works really well! I added a sentiment, in this case it's from Cuddly Buddly, mounted on Nesties.
I'm pleased with this one, I hope you like it


  1. such a cute image and a fabulous card. I am still collecting my ProMarker colours but having the chart to fill in helps. I'm sure there's a Copic chart out there as well - maybe one of the US girls who is copic trained could help you.
    hugs, annie x

  2. well you are doing an amazing job hun as this is just briliant lvoe the iamge and the coluring is great too love cheryl xxx

  3. Chrissie,

    Your colouring is GREAT!!! Lovely card!

    Saskia :)

  4. I just started experimenting with Copics for the first time this weekend. I can see I have a long way to go.... ;-) I only have a set of 12 Ciao markers, plus a blender and two flesh tones that I picked up separately. I need way more colors but I think I'll have to build up my collection gradually due to the cost.

    Cute card! I love that the more I get into this hobby, the more I recognize artists' images just by looking at them! ;-)

  5. You are already better with your copics than I am :) You do such a great job with those precious dinosaurs too.

    Happy Monday, Chrissie!

  6. I think you've got the hang of it! You did a GREAT job!!

  7. Great job Chrissie! I love your color combo! Thanks for joining TPE challenge!


  8. Super card Chrissie. I love this dinosaur, he's so cute.


  9. brilliant Chrissie, you've mastered greys so I don't think you're going to have any problems at all!

    I wish I owned every colour

    Such a cutie image, I love it


  10. Brilliant card and clouring, what you will do when your supposedly used to them should be amazing!! its gorgeous xxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Your colouring is great, Love the image Hugs Julie x

  12. found your blog while blog hopping, your card creations are adorable, very cute stuff here...have a wonderful evening!

    enjoy *~*

  13. Can't believe you are only learning Chrissie your colouring is amazing - sooooooooooo jealous. Love your card and the dinosaur is fab.
    Ann xxx

  14. Oh I love this very cute image, the card's not bad either :o)
    I see that you have fallen into the Copic trap like so many of us, buy a few and you just have to have more :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. Chrissie,

    Very cute card. Love that Dustin Pike image. Thanks for joining us at TPE this week.

  16. Hi, do I like it - YES I do! love ikki

  17. Super cute card Chrissie!! Great take on this weeks sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!



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