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Copic Blending Technique – How to get good transitions

Hi ya everyone this is Melissa from Melissa Made!! I’m so super stoked to be sharing with you during Kristy’s Birthday Bash Month!  The line-up is unbelievable and I’ve already learned SO much from the tutorials previously posted!  I’m going to share with you a quick tutorial on how to get those Copics to blend together smoothly.  I always get comments and questions on how I get the transition between my dark areas and light areas of an object – so today I’m going to share with you a very simple and easy technique to achieve just that!

A few things I should add – the broader the stroke the better and I adjust this depending on what I’m coloring.  For hair, I like a thinner stroke so I use less of the brush.  For a larger area like the circle in the video I try and use more of the brush for a thicker stroke line.  I also try to always color when the marker I put down last is still a bit wet.  A little tip I sometimes use when I need a really smooth base coat is to first lay down a coat of colorless blender. I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial for using your Copics!  The technique though simple is not easy – the more you practice the better you’ll get!  I had to add my final project with Mooey too!

Happy Birthday Kristy and thank you so much for letting me share today.  I have one more little treat for you!  Those that leave a comment on this post will have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from Some Odd Girl!

You have thru October 29th to comment and get your entry in and winners will be announced on October 31st!

 

 

 

58 comments to “Copic Blending Technique – How to get good transitions”

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  1. The more tuts I watch the more I see that its not a “pick up marker and do it” kind of thing. I am using other cheap markers to try to see if I can ever get good enough to shade like I want. Everone here knows that Copics are an investment! I love the cow, does it say anthing “witty” or funny on the inside? Either way its a great show of skill, and a great “awwww” maker!

  2. Wowza! What an awesome tutorial! 🙂 I luv to see how others color and this tut by Melissa was worth seeing! I must try this technique . . . usually use the light to dark then back down to light again. Great job and a Happy Birthday to you Kristy!

  3. Wow! Happy Birthday Kristy!
    Melissa, thanks so much for sharing such a great tutorial on blending with copics, I loved it.
    This is a great site and I’m now a follower. I found your site from Mama’s blog, “Luvn the Journey”; glad I found you both.

  4. Thank you for sharing this technique….out of all the copic videos I have watched I haven’t come across this sort of tutorial…so thanks!

  5. I’m not sure what’s going on, but the tut keeps stopping when I get to 1:41 minutes. Is it me, or did anyone else run into this?

    • Got it! Thanks for showing me this! I need all the tutorials I can get! Happy Birthday again Kristy and I love the way you celebrate your birthday!!!

  6. Great tutorial. Great tip on laying down the colorless blender first. Never thought of that. I am practicing everyday so that I can get that coloring down without any streaks….. Thanks for the tips….

  7. Wonderrful blending technique, I use just about the same way, was taught a bit different but slowly started doing it this way and it works for me, is a bit tougher in small areas, but i am adapting.
    Thanks so much for your video, was very helpful!!
    Thank you,
    donna

  8. Wow, thanks for the tutorial. You make it look so easy. I only have a small set of copics and not the lighter versions. Now I see why I cannot get them to blend well. Sure do need to get more. Thanks again.

  9. Melissa I learned so much…. I never new about flicking your marker. I am so new to this digital and regular stamps and coloring…. Just collecting copics now. I also learned to color in circles…. Can’t wait to try this technique. Thanks for taking the time to show us.

  10. Oh yay! Ive been a fan of Melissa for quite some time now. Transitioning can be difficult but I agree, practice practice practice. I know I need some. Thanks for the tutorial!!!
    Jess M

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