Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Line Art Posters & Mermaid

Have you wanted larger images to color with your markers? We now sell large-format line art posters printed on high-quality paper, intended for coloring with Copic Markers.

Here is a sample of some of the artwork I colored from this new collection. It was fun to work on something so large. We have some posters that are 10" x 14" and some posters that are up to 22" x 32.5" Wow! That gives you a lot of space to create a beautiful work of art for your home or as a custom gift.

These are not paint by numbers, or fuzzy posters, simply high-quality line art posters by assorted artists. Each print is on paper that is intended for use with Copic markers.

I really had a lot of fun coloring these giant pictures. Copic markers make the images pop! I particularly liked how complex the wizard image was. I can't tell you how many colors it took to color, but when it was done, it was so worth it! If you are looking for something bigger to color, then I would strongly suggest that you pick up a few of these posters.

Coloring the Mermaid
Here is a close-up of an undersea poster that I am in the middle of coloring. It takes a long time to color each poster, but in the end it is really worth it!

I wanted to add lots of blue to her skin, as this mermaid is underwater, so I colored the skin with E000, YR01, E13, and E15, then added additional shadows to the skin with Boo, to give the hint of blue water. I colored the eyes and lips with BG13, E04, R14 and C3. Her hair is colored with a base of Y11, then I added E42 and E13/E15 for the deepest shadow areas, with a few dots of E04. Her tail is colored with E000 for highlights, then B00, BG13, B12, for the blue areas, with B34 in the shadows. The fringe/fin is colored with E000, RV02, Boo, and BG13. I threw B12 in the deepest shadows on the fringes and fin.

I hope you get a chance to order a few of these posters, and have fun tackling them.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Park Your Art Contest!

For the second year in a row, Copic is sponsoring an original art contest, Park Your Art. This contest is open to anyone around the world. This year's theme is "Dreams". The chosen winner will get their art proudly displayed very large on the side of a parking structure here in Eugene, OR. The winner will also receive a great prize. Deadline May 1.

For more details please visit the Copic blog post about this contest.

Friday, March 16, 2012

North American Papercrafting Certifications
If you are interested in classes, be aware that classes are filling very fast. Our Dallas class filled in 4hrs! So, don't delay to register.

It has been a few weeks since I updated our class list. Below are some of our upcoming classes. If you are interested in a specific location, please register as soon as you see an e-mail from us. Each time a class opens, we send out an e-mail to that region. If you have not been getting the new class e-mails, please register with Nancy, nancy@copicmarker.com

March 23, Phoenix, AZ
taught by Lori Craig and Marianne Walker FULL

April 13th, Seattle, WA taught by Lori Craig FULL
April 19th, Milwaukee, WI taught by Debbie Olson only a couple spots left!

May, 6th
, Toronto, ON taught by Sherrie Siemens FULL
May 11th, Kalamazoo, MI taught by Marianne Walker filling fast!
May 18th, Dallas, TX taught by Lori Craig FULL
May 18th, Minneapolis, MN taught by Debbie Olson filling fast!
May 21st, Hanover, MD taught by Lori Craig filling fast!
May 25th, Regina, SK, Canada taught by Sherrie Siemens Opens today

Applications have not gone out yet for:

June 5th, Portland, Maine Area taught by Marianne Walker & Cindy Lawrence
June 6th, Marlboro, Mass taught by Marianne Walker & Cindy Lawrence

North American Intermediate Certification Classes
Take your coloring to a new level with these exciting Intermediate Certification classes. You can now take these classes back-to-back with the standard classes. To apply to any of these classes, please visit our website and you will find an overview of the program.

March 24, Phoenix, AZ taught by Marianne Walker FULL

April 14th, Seattle, WA taught by Sherrie Siemens FULL
April 20th, Milwaukee, WI taught by Debbie Olson FULL

May, 5th, Toronto, ON taught by Sherrie Siemens FULL
May, 19th, Dallas, TX taught by Colleen Schaan FULL
May, 19 Minneapolis, MN taught by Debbie Olson almost full!
May 26th, Regina, SK, Canada taught by Sherrie Siemens Opens today

Applications have not gone out yet for:
June 7th, Marlboro, Mass taught by Marianne Walker

Friday, March 9, 2012

Winner and Events

Thank you all for participating in the blog hop this week. I finally got my copy of the Copic Coloring Guide Level 2: Nature. Even though Colleen and I worked so hard on it, and we knew every piece that went into it, it is still so amazing to see how beautifully the book came together!

From all the nice comments, the following lucky winner was chosen:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Copic Coloring Guide:Level 2, Bloghop

Good Morning!

I am so excited to participate this morning in the blog hop for my new book, Copic Coloring Guide, Level 2: Nature! Colleen Schaan and I worked so hard on this book. We wanted each of you to be able to learn as clearly and easily as possible, and we both feel that the step outs, blank images, and gorgeous finished projects will help you see each technique and be able to re-create it for yourself.

Annie’s Attic did an amazing job pulling this book together for us. We love how it came out, and we think each of you will love it too. Colleen coordinated a fabulous team of designers to contribute to this project.

I made one card project in the book...for those of you who have your copies, see if you can find it (Stamp: Our Craft Lounge)! However, I had the pleasure of drawing ALL the images that we step-by-step color in the book. You'll love how comprehensive and simple we make the coloring.

So, would you like to win your very own autographed copy of the book??

Please visit each of the blogs listed below and leave a little love. Each designer will be drawing from the comments on their own blog for the winner of an autographed copy. (Signed by Colleen, myself and that particular designer!) Commenting is open until Friday, March 9th. Winners will be announced on individual blogs.

Michele Boyer

Lori Craig

Jennifer Dove-Bonner

Sharon Harnist

Tammy Hershberger

Melanie Holtz

Michelle Houghton

Debbie Olson

Claudia Rosa

Collen Schaan

Marianne Walker ( don't forget to comment here for a chance to win my copy!)

Thank you, and Good Luck!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Popular Skin Colors

Blank Skin Color Chart
When we go to Comic shows, people are always interested in our most popular skin colors. Today I want to share the chart that we fill out and have at those shows. This is free for your own personal use and not to be sold or used for commercial gain.

For other color charts provided by Copic, please visit our website. And, don't forget to enter your favorite skin color combo on Thursday's post for a chance to win two rolls of double-sided tape.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Design Team Members

Note: Commenting has closed on this post
Welcome to the Copic Family!

It has been a while since we added anyone new to the Copic team, and so it is with great excitement that we are pleased to announce TWO new designers to the Copic Papercrafting Team:
Congrats!! We are so happy to have these talented ladies sharing their skills with those of you who are craving more wonderful projects and ideas for using Copic Markers.

And, if that news wasn't good enough, we are celebrating with some amazing giveaways...

Please visit Cindy & Michele's blogs for a chance to WIN a new Copic Carry Case! Read their blog post, leave a comment, welcome them to the Copic team, and you will be entered to win a case.

Cindy Lawrence
Michele Boyer

But while you are here on my blog, leave a comment on today's post and let me know:

What is your favorite Copic skin color combo?

I am giving to THREE lucky winners, two rolls of the popular XPress-It double sided tapes. Each winner will receive one roll of the unique 1/4" foam tape, and one roll of our regular double-side tape. (Contest only open to US and Canada). Please make sure I have a way to reach you, a valid e-mail address or blog site, as it is hard for me to find winners sometimes.

Winners from my blog will be announced Monday. March 5th

To celebrate, this weekend all of our other designers and instructors will also have giveaways, so check them out. Some will be celebrating today, some tomorrow, so check both days.

Sherrie Siemens
Colleen Schaan
Debbie Olson
Lori Craig
Sharon Harnist

Again, we are really looking forward to working with Michele and Cindy, and we thank you for helping us give them a warm welcome to the team!