Tag Archives: copic illustration

Red-Winged Blackbird Marker Illustration

red-winged-black-bird-imageIt was fun to practice a bird illustration with my Copic Markers.  This is a Red-Winged Black bird hunched down on top of a Sorghum plant. When using the darker marker hues on the bird, I was careful to include lighter highlights.  Also, when I added the first gold marker to the background, the value was too light. I decided to add a taupe marker right on top. This created a better value against the bird and the two different marker hues added more interest to the background.

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Sketchbook Page Turk’s Cap Lilies

Turk's Cap LilliesI am always looking for opportunities to find time to sketch.  This is sketchbook page that was done while traveling, in the car , up in North Carolina this summer.  My goal was to figure out how to sketch the Turk’s Cap Lily pedals that fold back from the front.  I ended up filling the page with a bunch of sketches from different points of view.  I did add the color at home with my copic markers. The lilies were picked from the side of the road as my visual reference and below are  two photographs of the flowers.

turks's cap lillies phototurk's cap lillies photo 2

Copicart Interior Renderings

QR Interior Color B 600Great to have completed another rendered interior line drawing.  Here is a creative strategy that I use when working on an image that takes extra time and planning to complete.   When I start to feel stuck or confused about what color to use or what pattern would be best, I found it is helpful to pause, leave the room and take a break.  This time away from the image helps to make it easier to view the image more objectively and to come up with ideas to move forward.  I even find that waiting until the next day to work on the image, will  give me a fresh point of view.  These breaks allow me to move forward with new ideas.

Copic Marker Rendering Tip #1:  I had an opportunity to use my new Copic blending purple makers when rendering  the side chair. They come in a package of three and are markers V20, V22 & V25.  I found they work successfully to create a value from light to dark.  I also used marker Y28 with V22 on the flooring and sofa pattern.  These are close in value and the colors work successfully together.  Click on the link to find them at my favorite supply store. Find a HUGE selection of drawing materials at BLICK!