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Copic Coloring Tutorial by XXAnemia Copic Coloring Tutorial by XXAnemia
When in doubt - cover the badly drawn hand with a flower
works every time, i promise, otherwise you get your money back and a free small child

Well, anyway, I hope this helps anyone who was wondering how I color (err, if anyone was wondering how I color), and make sure you ask me anything you're unsure of and send me your pictures if you use it!!

The character I'm drawing is Miku from Vocaloid.

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Fauphisto Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you use the Sketch markers? Because I only have the Classic kind. ._.
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I use the regular ones :D i have a couple of ciao but the rest are normal
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Fauphisto Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
By "normal" do you mean "Sketch" or "Classic?" XD Gaaah I want some Ciao... D:
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
classic! sketch ones are sketch ones, not normal ones!
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Fauphisto Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! You really inspire me now. :3 Glad to see someone else who uses them. :)
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I like them better than the sketch and ciao :P
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LPFreakification Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
this just helped me on adding highlights for the 1st time today and i am eternally grateful [link]
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
It looks really cool!! i'm so glad it helped!
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WritheMarkers Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I've never used copics before, (I use ProMarkers, the less expencive version,) but I found out a local stationary store near me sells them. Anyways, what I'm getting at is that this was helpful! I like your blood technique, sweet stuff!
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Rhavkoress Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean by block? Sorry I'm new to markers and still learning how it works. XD
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JeskaLuvsL Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
is that how u draw blood all the time : D
I think it looks cool ^^
Thank u for making this C:
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:iconxxanemia:
XXAnemia Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
haha yeah i always use paint for blood! :D
thanks!
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JeskaLuvsL Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student General Artist
thats freakin amazing
LOl i was always wondering how u made such small blood lines with copics (turns out it was paint)xD
ur work is amazing so i cant wait to see more from u ^^
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Sorrow-Of-Vae-Victis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I LOVE YOU. I suck at using copics and I NEVER figure out how to. Now I can at least give it a good try! :iconlaplz:
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poppin4bre973 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
nice tutorial.. can you make one about drawing wrinkles in old peoples faces.. ive only seen one tutorial on the internet
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
i can only draw wrinkles in life drawing... you could try that?
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Aki-san24 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is very helpful tutorial. I'm getting my copics soon and stuff. This helps a lot, thank you! :D
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BS--Comics Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I apologize if this is annoying for asking *full view is blurry* but on step 7 how did you make the lighting on her skirt after you applied the black coloring?
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
full view isn't blurry for me, that's weird... you can download it and it should be clear though?
Um... in step 7 i'm not sure what you mean ;A;
The black is just shading, so maybe the lighting is just the color i used before?
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BS--Comics Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its probably because I'm doing this from an iPhone lol.
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segovia3354 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
awesome
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
thank you!!
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Android3000 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist
what are copics?
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
copic markers
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solaceentwined Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I really want to learn to use copics I just seriously lack the confidence. Can you tell what kind of paper you use? Thank you!
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
just regular printer paper D:
i use it because it doesn't bleed or take away the colors like some good quality papers do, and because i'm poor!
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solaceentwined Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Alright! Well, your tutorial has inspired me to try again so thank you!
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Oh i'm really glad to hear that!! >w<
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deidaraart5 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting tut C:

Though a few pointers- Remember to follow a lightsource, and highlight more sparingly. Not everything has a highlight lol
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
oh and i forgot to mention the light source is coming from the top left, look again : D
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deidaraart5 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I thought it may have been, but I noticed you added a few bits of shading to the left, which threw me for a loop
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
bahaha but highlight is my thing :P
everything in my gallery is super shiny and highlighted
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deidaraart5 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
B-but that's dull D: And gets boring after three pictures ;3;"
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
w-woah... that's not insulting at all, so my whole gallery is boring? I would have to disagree with you there, have you even looked at my gallery? it's like an acid trip... Umm... don't know what to say to that without causing a fight, so i'll keep my thoughts about your over-use of the colors dark green and brown in my head!
or not lolol

but anyway, from a technical perspective, no, shine is not dull, it's actually the opposite, take for example this: [link] it's dull (not in a bad way, just not bright or shiney and the color is boring is what i mean!), and this is not: [link]

get it? : D
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deidaraart5 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ohshi- I'm so sorry! I didn't mean to come off as insulting! D: I'm sure you gallery looks great, but in my opinion shine all the time is rather boring to look at- I wouldn't take a second glance at a gallery like that. (Though I'm in no way saying the art itself is BAD, it's just not my cup of tea) I happen to like earthy colors, just like you happen to like shiny things. Is this a bad thing? Nope /o/ And green makes a really good neutral background color since I normally don't use it on the characters themselves, and I want them to stand out without having the background white or gray C:

I REALLY have to disagree with you there, LOL. Your picture looks like it was dipped in glitter (in a bad way, sorry D: ) and is...Rather unpleasant to look at OTL"
While mine looks more true to life, which is what I intend with my art. Anime with a realistic twist \o/ (Why does everyone grab the picture I drew for my friend ;3; I've got other chibi's in my gallery)
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Ok, i'm gonna have to just say, i don't take well to being criticised by people way under my skill level. Can you please, PLEASE take your own advice before trying to enforce it on me? You've got one character drawn over and over again in a clashing color scheme in your gallery. I did look through it by the way, and I am going to have to conclude that you have no basic concept of anatomy, color, shading or lighting, and that your style is very generic and that of every other western anime fan who wants to try out drawing. You need to take a life drawing class, because i've looked through your gallery and you really haven't improved, you also need to try making your coloring smoother if you're not doing cell shading because it clashes, and badly.

You say my artwork is 'rather unpleasant to look at', which does not explain why i get at least 20 favorites before I submit anything to a group, and you get about 3? The public have spoken C:

You say your art is true to life, anime with a realistic twist? Please, look at a real person before saying that because there is nothing that defines your style from every other 16 year old weeaboo's on deviantart. I've been to one of the best known art schools in Australia on a scholarship, both my parents are artists, and I've attended life drawing classes. Yeah, don't talk to me about your style being 'true to life'. It's not. It is so far from it, unless you're under the mistaken impression that by making your characters bland and dull it makes them realistic.

Sorry, i don't mean to come off as insulting in this, just take it as constructive criticism from someone who actually knows what they're talking about C:
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BlueberryRhymes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Take a good long look at this comment you posted.
Because right now my HYPOCRITE detector is going off on this post.
c:
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This bitch is an idiot. Therefore I can troll her by telling her pretty much the same things she said to me.
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deidaraart5 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're not trying to come off as insulting yet you're calling me a generic weeaboo teen? LOL where the hell's your logic in that? That could be counted as VERY insulting.

Do movie critics make movies? 98% of the time, no they do not. Does that mean they don't know what they're talking about? No, it doesn't. Get off your high horse and suck it up.
I normally don't draw that character as much as I have been, and I've been working on other art that doesn't involve her, though I can't post one because I don't have permission from the commissioner yet. (Plus she's incredibly boring to draw truthfully- I drew her way too much when I was younger :/ )

LOL I have no basic concept of anatomy, color, shading, etc? Obviously you're just looking at my chibis and old art (oh wait, you couldn't be looking at my old art since I "haven't improved"). Because I actually have a decent sense of anatomy (Of course I could be a lot better, everyone could be.), decent sense of color (I happen to like odd color combination's, shoot me.), and if you haven't notice, I can follow a lightsource. (I need to work on reflected light though)
I've not improved? Have you not looked into the depths of my gallery? Yes, I have improved. Quite drastically as well. You're just too pissed at me to notice this fact XD As for my coloring- Oh god I hate it so much. I've been trying to find a good style for AGES. Still searching for one. Considering as I don't like generic anime coloring style- It's /everywhere/ and boring. So I'll have to agree with you there. Though you can't say much because you could work on yours as well.

You get those because you draw tits, sex appeal, and fanart. Not because you're "spectacular". Me? I don't draw any of those things, so of course I don't get as many favorites. That's dA logic for you.

Oh goody, you went to art school~! Does that mean you're any better then me? Nope! I happen to look at real people all the time. I use myself for reference a lot, as well as my friends. It's how I mostly learned to draw. Yes I could still improve. But hey, as you said, I'm still only 16. I've got the rest of my life to improve <3

You should probably stop being butthurt because someone had an opinion against your art sweety, it makes you look really sad C:
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xxsyphilis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
um, lol! he's obviously a way better artist than you, every one of your pictures are flat and dull, and can you point out where this "realistic twist" occurs? and as for fanart, there are what, 4? yeah ok cool, that must be where he gets the pageviews from... but what about all the favourites on the hundreds of OCs in there as well? it's great that you're trying to be all helpful with your criticism, but it doesn't count if you draw way worse AND blatantly call it bad... i don't even know what else i can say, this isn't even fun to read through anymore, you're an idiot :(
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Rofl you deny being a weeaboo when your username is DEIDARAart5 and you signature is all about Hidan?
...yeah. Nah.

And as I just said, movie critics do have to get a degree before they can spread their opinions. So stop using that as an example, it does not apply to you.
It's sweet that you're trying to defend how much you draw your boring oc and your talentless style though C:
Looking at real people does NOT equal anatomy skills. You need to attend a life drawing class, seriously. You can't see how to draw someone who's moving and wearing clothes, you won't improve at all. And if you're copying your own body for your drawings, then I recommend seeing a doctor because there is probably something seriously wrong with you.

If you look through my gallery like you said you did, you'd notice that I have about 4 fan art pictures in there out of the 350 something pictures i've drawn. That's less than 2% of my gallery. Funny you should say that, since your name is Deidara...

Going to art school does make me better than you because you would never get into the course. For one thing, they hate generic anime styles, and like i said before, you really have no grasp of anatomy. I'm only one year older than you, but I was drawing the way you do now at 13, probably better.
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eloquentllama Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
you really have no place to tell her how to draw when her art is clearly better. its art, she can put shadows wherever the hell she wants. dont like the tutorial? well thats why they put a back button on your browser.
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cupnoodles102 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
this is really helpful thanks :D
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Bestianthrope Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is a really helpful tutorial. Now I know how magakas colour stuff (Kishimoto Masashi uses copic markers) :D . But I'd like to see a colouring tutorial with Faber-Castell colour pencils. :(
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
i don't know how to use pencils, sorry :c
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Bestianthrope Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, ok. :)
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Maxx410 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I really love the picture, and the tutorial is super helpful! But where do you get your colors, er well pens from?? I just started doing Anime and Manga so I am still trying to get tips and the basics from the pros!! :D
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
haha i'm a pro? xD thanks!
i'm in australia and i just get them from my local art shop, do you have any near you? you can probably get them cheap online if you have a paypal (i don't know how to use paypal though! D: )
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Maxx410 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Oh you are so lucky! I am in the U.S and the nearest store is like 70 miles away... and I don't have a car so :P yeah, going to have to wait a while on the markers(Unless I figure out how to use paypal!)but the tutorial was still really helpful!
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lovevoodoo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
What sort of paper do you use or does copics work on any paper?
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