Tag Archives: copic marker rendering

Daffodil Copic Marker Rendering

daffodil-2 Last week I bought a container of daffodils and found time to create an illustration with my fine black markers.  It was great fun to add color to the drawing using my Copic markers.  I was actually on a phone meeting, with the flowers on my desk, when I completed the first quick sketch to organize how the flowers would fit together.

quick-sketch-aThe drawing below is on marker rendering paper. I started with a light pencil drawing and added the fine line marker on top, erasing the pencil when I was done.  Notice the bee started on the left side and then moved to the right in the finished drawing.

first-drawing-aHere are the flowers that I used for my visual inspiration.

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Bird Sketchbook Journal

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Happy New Year!  This year I am challenging myself to create a sketchbook journal with drawings of birds that I am seeing in my area.  I have enjoyed bird watching for forty years and look forward to having birds as my sketching and drawing inspiration.  Here are a couple of images that I have created to get started.  The collage above has an Eastern Screech-Owl and the two birds below are the White-Breasted Nuthatch and the Greater Pewee.

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Carolina Chickadee and Junco Illustration

holiday-bird-2016-finalEnjoyed creating my holiday card this year with two North Carolina mountain winter birds, the Carolina Chickadee and the Dark-Eyed Junco.  It is fun to have bare winter trees because it makes it easier to see and identify the birds.

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Cone Flower and Copic Markers

Cone Flower Color AIt was fun to add color to my cone flower line drawing using Copic markers.  My goal was to mix several different color markers to create a realistic rendering.  I bought a container of cone flowers at the grocery store which was great to use as my visual reference for the marker color inspiration and free hand drawing.

Cone flower photographAugust Sketch 3

 

Copic Marker Color Flowers

Sunflower Pair AAlways enjoy working with a series of similar subjects.  Here are a pair of Copic Marker rendered flower  images.  I find that my drawing and rendering work will improve as I play around with the same subject.  I tend to let go of focusing on technique which frees me up to move into the expression of the image.

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Monarch and Milkweed Copic Marker Illustration

Milkweed Monarch FinishLove my opportunity to create illustrations for the Plough & Pantry magazine, which is a Farm-to-table living in the mountains and the foothills publication.  This illustration was included in “Milkweed:  Critical for monarchs, beautiful for your garden” article.  Fun to explore the monarch cycle and the connection it has to milkweed.  Cheers!

Copic Marker Interior Rendering

Class Finish AHere is a finished in class demonstration that I did from my summer marker class.  Below are the first two steps that I used in a PowerPoint for the students to follow.  I had a total of five steps and included the list of Copic markers that were used.

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