Underwater Scenes: Preclass

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.)


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. You’ll need a white gel pen – Uniball is listed here but use whatever white gel pen that works best for you.

Links are to Ellen Hutson’s site, where markers are always on sale. These are also affiliate links, which support the work of this website – at no extra cost to you.


Please share your art! You can share homework and ask questions in our Student Facebook Group for all classes here at Art-Classes…please do join in and see the work of fellow students! Each month there’s a giveaway hosted in the group, so don’t miss out on your chance to win.

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