Originally Posted by Sailsinthewind
Love your coloring! I have the worst time with my markers when going from light to dark. After I put the dark down and try to go over it to blend the dark color pulls away. I use Copics. Just trashed yet another project. Any suggestions?
Which shades are you using? You do have to be more careful with some than others, but in general you don't really want to use your lightest shade to blend over the darkest areas, because as you have seen, you can start to pull the colour out from those areas.
I usually build layers with three markers in varying shades and I use light strokes to lay down colour. If you lay down a lot of colour in one go, it can be harder to blend.
The tip to tip blending technique can also be useful to help blend when you don't have an intermediate shade to put between your lightest and darkest colours.