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How do you color with your copics--light to dark, dark to light, or ?
I've started Suzanne Dean's Copic I class and I'm confused. She colors dark to light, the Copic Coloring Guide books shows base coat with light and work to dark, and my local teacher colors starting with medium, light, then dark.
I colour light to dark. Its just a personal preference I think and that's the way I learned to do it when I took art lessons way back. With my copics, I put a "base coat" with my lightest shade, then put in my medium shade, then my darkest shade. Then I go over it all again with my lightest shade to blend them so there isn't any noticable demarcation between the colours.
I usually color from light to dark. It makes it easier to blend the colors smoothly together. If I want to color folds on clothing though, I go from dark to light, since I want the blending not to be that smooth, but to stand out. Does that make sense?
In Reply #5 in that poll's thread, melissa59 said she first lays down the light color, then works dark to light. Since then, I've tried that method and use it sometimes. It's an approach that wouldn't have occurred to me until she posted it.