What’s a blueprint?
To assist students in creating the scenes, a set of guidelines are provided for each lesson. The center area is blank for creating the art, but the locations of walls, tables, counters, as well as some of the perspective involved are indicated in those guides or blueprints!
This is done so that students are doing the drawing – not just coloring in a scene like a coloring book! This is a level 4 class, so expectations are that students will dive in to really learn how to create each scene so that they can go on to change things up and create their own; ideas will be included in each lesson about options to try.
The PDF download can be printed on Copic-friendly paper, though need NOT be with Copic-friendly ink; the inner part of each blueprint (the area for drawing the scene) doesn’t touch anything but a dot of ink for the vanishing point. Alternatively, the blueprints could be printed on regular copier paper, and a card-sized piece of paper taped down in the middle to draw on.
For those in countries outside the US: use your printer’s size settings to adjust the size.
As for which paper to use – whatever you normally make your Copic art on will be fine! The lessons are taught on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White:
Also a mini mister filled with colorless blender may be helpful too. Not required but it’ll create some effects better than just using the marker.
A white gel pen will also help – I use the Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.
In this course, many of the elements in each of the settings learned can be colored with whatever colors you have, though these are the Copic marker colors used by the instructor; Recommended would be a decent range of greys of any type. Then whatever else you have! Links to Ellen Hutson’s shop (my fave place to get Copic stuff) are below the photo.
Once this class is purchased, you’ll need to click the “Mark complete” at the end of this lesson and then on each one as you go – after doing so, the next lesson will be able to be viewed. If you get into a “cycle” where it doesn’t let you go on, be sure that you’re logged in. You might also try emptying cache or using a different browser or device.
Please share your art! Linking back to this site or mentioning the class name so others can take the class is appreciated – if you enjoyed it, your friends probably will too! You can share homework and ask questions in our Student Facebook Group for all classes here at Art-Classes…please do join in and share your work with other students!