The Basics : Blending Techniques


Coloring Basics

Copic Sketch marker colors in a zig-zag motion
Coloring in a zig-zag motion creates textures.

Copic Sketch marker colors in a circular motion
Coloring in small circles creates evenness.


Color Blending

Making a gradation - Colors used, RV000 BV000

Super Brush Nib colors RV000 in sweeping strokes
Color with Super Brush nib in sweeping stroke with first color.

Super Brush Nib colors BV000 by lifting pen up at the end of the stroke
While it is still wet, add second color from the opposite side. Lift the pen up at the end of the stroke.

Super Brush Nib recolors RV000 blending the border
Go back to the first color and blend the border before drying. Add a lot of ink and really soak it by coloring in circles again.



Two Ways to Express a Boundary Line Between Different Colors

First image, apply light color. Second image, apply a darker color.

To make strong contrast between two colors, apply the lighter color in a blending group first and apply the next color after previous color has dried.

First, apply dark color. Second, apply lighter color.

If you apply the dark color first, the lighter color may blur the boundary line between two colors.