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Create With Copics: Beginner's Guide FAQ
I went to print the digital images and most of them have the company logo running across them. How do I get these items without the cover-up logo?Expand
That cover-up logo is actually called a "watermark," and is used to protect the copyright of an image or artwork that is owned by another company. Such is the case with some of the artwork I used in this class.
All the companies have been very gracious to allow the images to be included as downloads. Most of them are not available as digital images so to protect the companies they asked for watermarks. The good news is that you can still color along. I know you now want to be able to color them without watermarks so you can share your masterpieces. Here are links to find the images you have colored. Some are available in digital and some only in rubber.
Could you please tell me where I can buy the marker storage bin shown next to you in the introduction?Expand
I made my storage bin for my Copic® markers. Here is a list of supplies and instructions so you can make one, too.
Some people drill a hole through the bottom of the Artbin and the dowels and put a flat washer and screw to hold the unit into place. Mine is not screwed down and works great. Other people use double-stick foam tape instead of the rubber bands. You can use the ceiling tile with any size container; just cut the size you need out of the ceiling tile.
If you do a search on "Artbin Copic Storage" you can find some pictures out there. Have fun! Let me know if you have questions.
What type of cardstock do you recommend?Expand
If you want the best results I recommend a smooth nonporous cardstock. X-Press It is the most common but is higher in price (might be easier to find though). I use a paper called Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb, which can be purchased online through Kelly Paper. Neenah is also popular but is not as smooth and if I am not careful will bleed outside the lines. Try and see if you can find the Hammermill 100lb I spoke of, but if not then you can use the X-Press It. Hammermill runs about $24 for 250 sheets, and X-Press It is about $60. I hope that helps. You can still practice on other types of paper but each one handles differently.
What color markers should I buy for the images on the video?Expand
There are many different sets of colors you can use for blending. These are the colors I used so that you can follow along with the samples: Blender Pen - 0; Brown E31, E35, E59, E79; Gray C1, C3, C5, C7; Red R24, R46, R59; Pink R81, R85; Shadow Blue/Violet BV20; Blue B99; and Green YG03, YG63, YG67. I used more than just these colors in the final card, and the colors can be seen in the downloadable PDF flyers.
Customer Reviews for Create With Copics: Beginner's Guide:
I am appreciative that most of the images did not have watermarks. I was disappointed that the snowbird was watermarked and did not think that the other bird provided was a good substitution, so I bought the snowbird stamp.
I would like to see more classes that demonstrate actual coloring.
At times, I found the speed at which some dialogue was read a little difficult to follow, not quite giving the learner adequate time to visually absorb all the information being presented prior to moving on. I would also have liked to see the included onscreen tips/explanations be at the top of the screen, rather than the bottom.
However, these are minor concerns in an otherwise well rounded demonstration of many valuable topic points throughout the class. Well worth my investment.