We asked a selection of artists to create with only G82, Y18, & B60 for January's #CopicColors. Here's what they came up with.
Darren decided to draw a robot since robots were a big part of what got him back into working with markers. In 2016 he started participating in the March of Robots art challenge started by DaCosta! as a way to have some fun and take a break from the work he was doing at the time and markers were a great way to quickly add some color and depth to what he was doing.
Bec initially thought the combination of January's #CopicColors (G82, Y18, & B60) would be really difficult, particularly with B60. But, she discovered B60 blends well with both Y18 and G82 and consequently used it liberally throughout her piece. This is model Gemma Ward wearing an Emanuel Ungaro dress from Spring/Summer 2007.
When PONCHO saw January's #CopicColors, the first thing he thought of was nature and wanted to show that by drawing a bee. The shading was done using the G82 and B60, whereas everything else was done with a white gel pen and Copic Multiliners.
Although Poncho was happy with the bee, it was not his style, which is more exaggerated and goofy. He decided to portray this by making balloons come out of a nose. "G82 reminded me of boogers in a way, I suppose.. " he said, "for the balloons, I layered the colors on top of each other where the balloons overlap."
Ellie vs. Bear
Poncho wasn't the only one who was inspired by January's #CopicColors to draw a bee this month. When Ellie saw that vibrant yellow color, she knew right away she wanted to draw a cute bee. She found the other two colors were perfect to create a soothing background that evokes the end of winter. Ellie never uses a lot of lineart in her work, which she thinks creates an interesting look to have limited lines when drawing with markers.
Cyndi titled her January #CopicColors piece "Sunshine." Here's what she had to say about it: "The new year brings new beginnings. We all make resolutions, but what if we seek for purpose instead? How can we be a ray of sunshine in this earth?" Cyndi drew her piece on vellum Bristol paper and blended some colors to create depth in the hair and leaves.
Beautiful January #CopicColors work by illustrator and game developer Elentori.
When Jennifer saw January's #CopicColors, they brought to mind her family, and keeping cozy and warm during these winter months in the Pacific Northwest. Specifically, evergreen trees, bundling up in soft sweaters, snow and campfires at night.⠀
Jennifer sketched two drawings - one of her son, and one of her sister. Besides the #CopicColors, Jennifer used Dr Ph Martin’s black ink, Sharpie pen, and Uniball Signo white ink pen.⠀
These #CopicColors drawings are part of a series that Justine is working on called "New York Moments." Some drawings are things she's witnessed or have experienced personally. "Mostly," says Justine, "it's the small things, the quirky moments that happen in the day."
Here's a little drawing zen from SomSom Cat using January's #CopicColors!
This was Lisomorphe's first time using Copic Markers, and she loved layering them to create textures, shadows, and highlights. Her main inspiration for her #CopicColors pieces was the B60, as it's so cold and grey out and she felt this color was perfect for that. When she saw the green, she immediately thought big coat and beret, so the image took shape in her mind.