Have you ever wondered what happens when you use your Copics on watercolor paper? Yeah, me too. I did try this technique in the past, but didn’t recall if I liked it or not (I guess I could have just looked at my own YouTube channel), so I gave the technique another go using the cute My Favorite Things Hippos.
So, of course, when you use your Copics on watercolor paper, several things will happen:
First, the marker will most likely bleed through the back of your paper. Unless you use special card stock, this will happen with most papers and Copics anyway, so that’s no biggie. The other thing is that your Copic ink will feather. That means when you draw a line, it won’t have sharp edges but be fuzzy. That’s just because watercolor paper is the way it is, and instead of fighting it, you can incorporate it into your coloration.
Specifically, you should take care to not color close to the outside edge of your image, and to not go over the same area often, as it will make it feather more. On the upside, your colors will also blend much more easily! I’d encourage you to give it a try, as it’s a neat technique and I think once you’ve got the hang of it, it will be a ton of fun!
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