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Basic Copic Techniques: Cute Characters and Accessories

Basic Copic Techniques: Cute Characters and Accessories

Copic markers manual focused on original characters! The book will teach you the full process of creating an illustration, including all basic Copic techniques such as blending and gradients.


Learn to draw characters and accessories with simple but detailed instructions that can be followed by both beginners and experienced artists of all ages!


Chapter 1: The basics of Copic markers: gradations and layering
Chapter 2: Drawing bust shots with only nine colors
Chapter 3: Recreating the texture of sparkly eyes, hair, and small objects
Chapter 4: Painting tutorials: characters wearing uniforms


    ■ by Suzu Kawana, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 215 mm / 152 pages

    ■ Published in December 2018

    ■ ISBN: 9784798618364

    ■ Japanese title: コピックで描く基本 可愛いキャラと身の回りの小物たち

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea


    Suzu Kawana has been working as a freelance Copic markers illustrator since 2015. She has over 20,000 followers on Instagram and sells artwork collections and goods with her original art at conventions. She is the author of the Copic Opaque White guide on the official Copic website. In 2016 she participated in Japan Expo, France, as a guest illustrator at the Copic booth. She currently holds classes, live painting events, and private exhibitions.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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