Mini Copic Course: Autumn Scenes
Autumn Scenes Pre-Class
Welcome to pre-class!
This intermediate course needs markers and paper – no other supplies! If it’s been a while since you colored with your Copics, you may wish to review the Copic Jumpstart course content – including the introductory videos in the PreClass lesson in that curriculum. You may wish to refill markers and change out ragged nibs before getting started on this course!
(There are no videos in this pre-class lesson, like there are for the full-size classes.)
Students are invited to share on the #autumnscenes hashtag – visit the link on occasion too and see what other students are creating! You’ll learn much from each other. When you post, feel free to list marker substitutions you tried in the captions so your fellow students can get an idea what else to try – however, remember not to share *everything* from class. Invite your friends to come and learn for themselves too!
You may use whatever paper you normally choose for your Copic coloring. In the class, Neenah Solar White (ream, or 25-pack) is used. On slick papers, or really thick papers, some of the techniques may turn out differently due to the way those papers blend.
The colors listed here are the ones used in the lessons – however, if you have a color that’s close, you may well be just fine. You can always order a marker you see employed later. But note that BV0000, BV000, and BV00 are all listed here – they will help with getting a progression of blue-violet colors, so all three are recommended, even though you may come up with a compromise result while missing one of them.
*Two colors are not linked in these color grids: Y0000 and BV20. The Y0000 is used in one instance that can be skipped, and the BV20 looks like a slightly bluer version of a BV000. Both would help in the last lesson, but are not required.
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In this intermediate Copic Marker class, 5 lessons will teach techniques for coloring a wide variety of fall scenes. Each lesson builds upon the last, developing skills that lead to success in the following technique.
- Single Tree
- Lakeside Reflections
- Country Road
- Spooky Forest
- Misty Mountains
See the free pre-class lesson in the Curriculum tab to view the supply list.
What does “intermediate” mean here?
The class is taught with paper and pens – no stamps, no sketches, no net! That doesn’t mean it’s going to be terribly difficult, but it does mean that at least a basic facility with Copic markers is a must. Some experience with making marker strokes, blending, and flicking is needed; as well as the willingness to put a lot of color on the paper. Scenes are not for the timid who are hoarding ink in their pens. *smile*
This class is appropriate for artists working in any genre – cardmaking, fine art, animé, etc. Lessons are taught on a small paper – each is 4-1/4″ x 5.5″ but can be adapted to a larger size as desired – just remember if you double the size of the paper, you may need to double the size of marker strokes.
Watch a preview of the class in this video (watch directly on YT via THIS LINK)
- Lectures 6
- Duration 1.5 hours
- Skill level Intermediate
- Language English
- Assessments Self
I never thought I could come close to what Sandy's art looks like, but by following step by step along with her I created scenes I was quite proud of - some I was even willing to show to other people! I love the fact that I can go back over each lesson - stop when I want to practice - and then start again. I am going to take Winter Wonderland next since I have gained so much confidence. Don't misunderstand me - Sandy Allnock I'm not, but I now have the confidence to accept the level of accomplishment I'm at and know that with practice I will continue to improve. Thank you Sandy for all you've taught me - like to accept who I am and not expect to be perfect.