Combining Copics and Coloured Pencils Tutorial

Aeryn Kelly-Retimeyer March 13, 2013 7
Combining Copics and Coloured Pencils Tutorial

MiC Tutorial Final copy  

Hello there everyone! This is my first MiC tutorial, so I hope you like it. I’ve combined the step by step images so that you can clearly see the image progression, I hope that works for you. I’ve only done one or two other tutorials so I’m really flying by the seat of my pants here. Anyway, this tutorial, as the title says, is about combining coloured pencils with your Copics. Maybe you don’t have the full set of Copics to give you that large range or colours. Or you have a set of slightly unloved pencils you’d love to get more use out of. Well, combining markers and pencils is a real great way to utilize both of those tools. You can add a lot of depth to your marker coloured images with the addition of pencils. Copic Skin copy

Pencil Skin copy

Next you want to move on to the hair. You COULD do the hair first, it *is* my favourite part… and if it’s difficult for you perhaps starting with the hair will mean being able to practise without spending all that time on your skin techniques. But, for this image, I did the hair second. 😉


Hair Proper copy

Hair Blended copy 

Pencil Cloth copy

Well, that’s it! I hope you liked my tutorial and found it useful! All of these photos are available at under the “tutorial” tab as well as my other tutorials I have done. And remember, even if you don’t have Copics, give this technique a try. It will work with ANY brand markers and ANY brand pencils you may have; all you need is imagination. I also encourage you to pin these images and spread the love!

Make it Crafty Stamp: Rosabelle

Copic Colours:

Skin: E4/11/21/00, YR000, RV93

Hair: E79/27/23

Dress: G29/17/03, C3/1

Pencils: Faber-Castell Polychromos


  1. Lora March 14, 2013 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Very easy to follow, thanks

  2. Kathi March 21, 2013 at 3:51 am - Reply

    Thanks for a fabulous tutorial. Clear and concise with good photos.

    I look forward seeing more from you!

  3. Kasey ~ in Oz March 21, 2013 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Fabulous tutorial Aeryn.

  4. Maz March 21, 2013 at 9:12 am - Reply

    What a wonderful tutorial Aeryn. So easy to follow for someone like me who needs very clear instructions LOL.
    Now to find how to pin this to my Pinterest.
    Hugs Maz

  5. Rachael March 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    WOW – I am new to being taught techniques for Copics. I chose them randomly before and it did work out OK most times. I love the pencil definition!
    Even here ‘down under’ in AUSTRALIA 🙂

  6. Kimberli Sarsfield March 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you thank you thank you! I am so impressed with this stepped out tut!

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