Coloring Mouthwatering Fruit: An Art Nouveau Tutorial


The combination of lines and colors is one of the most expressive tool sets an artist has at their disposal. Nearly infinite in its variety, this combination, when used with thought and purpose, can propel an otherwise mundane drawing to new heights. This combination of line and color has been …

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Coloring Frankenstein’s Monster in Grayscale


It’s October… the season of monsters, makeup, and long black nights… In the spirit of the season, I’ve got a special treat for you… …How to make a monster 🙂 So in the tradition of the classic horror films of the 1930’s, let’s immerse ourselves in shades of gray and …

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Coloring Transparent Drapery


In this week’s tutorial we will be learning the rendering techniques to create illustrative realism. The over all look and feel of illustrative realism was established in the mid 20th century by artists such as Gil Elvgren, Norman Rockwell, and others. For this tutorial we will be studying the work of Gil …

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No Copics? No problem! [VIDEO]


Marker Techniques for Colored Pencils I am so excited about today’s tutorial! Seriously, this may be the best tutorial I’ve done today! It’s no secret that I love my Copic markers. I honestly believe that Copics are the most versatile medium I’ve ever used. But they are expensive, and I …

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Beauty and the Beast Fan Art Tutorial [VIDEO]


Hi guys, Christopherkerry here, and today I have a real treat for you. A little over a month ago I had the honor of being a featured speaker at the Starfest Convention in Denver, Colorado, where I gave a live Copic demonstration and a talk on how to make a …

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Get Smoother Colors Quicker and Easier [VIDEO]


One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “How do you get your colors to look so smooth?” followed by the statement, “Mine always come out streaky and uneven!” Unfortunately, my answer to the question is, “I don’t.” Honestly, my color only looks smooth because of how many …

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Drawing Realistic Made-up Stuff


I have always hated the word realism, at least as it applies to art. I think it’s because I’m not really sure what the word is supposed to mean exactly. In fact, not to get all existential on you here, but I’m not really sure the words art and real …

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What the Hell is Grisaille?


In this post, I’m going to show you how to apply a 200 year old classical oil painting technique to your Copic marker drawings. To the best of my knowledge, there are only a handful of marker artists who know how to use this technique, but none of them have …

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Texture Studies With Copic Markers: How to Color Wood


Copic markers are an amazing medium for capturing realistic textures. With proper layering and application of the colorless blender, nearly any natural or artificial texture can be accurately rendered. Their ease of application, coupled with the fact that nearly any “mistake” can be easily corrected, makes Copic markers a perfect …

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How to Color Dark Skin Tones With Copic Markers


Coloring dark skin tones can be a challenge, and the truth is, there’s not a lot of good information out there to help. Oh sure, a quick search on how to color dark skin with Copic markers will bring up tons of tutorials, but do you really need a tutorial …

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