Your art is mindblowing! Definitely inspired to pick up and experiment with copic markers again, do you have any tips for using that medium?
Definitely get the copic ciao or sketch! I.e., anything with a brush tip - that makes it far easier to blend. And on that note it’s probably a good idea to start buying 2 or 3 different shades of the same type of colour. E00, R00, YR00 and R20 are very good base flesh tones to have, if you draw a lot of (paleish) people. Shade skin with lavendery/bluish purples rather than grays - this gives you depth without dullness. Actually stuff in general looks better when you shade it in multiple subtle hues, I think.
I tend to work in layers, as in, fill in the whole space with the lightest colour then fill in and blend midtones and shadows, building up colour. But that’s by no means the only way to work? Oh, and erase your pencils properly! The solvents in the ink will smudge out and set graphite such that you can’t erase it anymore, so unless that’s the kind of look you’re going for…
Um, that’s pretty much the general advice I can think to give? I hope that helps :) If you run in to any specific problems, feel free to ping me again. I originally started using copics because I loved Obata Takeshi’s art, so it’s extremely gratifying to hear that someone would want to try it out after looking at my work. Thanks! ♥♥
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