It’s Tuesday. It’s Technique Time – Copic Marker GRAYS

01/08/2013 - 2 minutes read

Did you know that there are 44 shades of GRAY in the Copic Marker Palette? That's a lot of GRAY. The cool thing about Copic Markers as a color medium is that their numbering system is uniquely designed to help you make the best decisions about how you are going to use that color in your project. The numbering system identifies not only the SATURATION (color intensity) of the color, but also its LIGHTNESS (SHADE). Mastering the numbering system for these markers can really enhance your color work and color choices.

SO, what about the GRAYS? Don't underestimate the power of the Copic Marker GRAY palette. They are extremely useful if you are limited in the number of colors you own and you want to stretch your variety of tones in your work. They can help de-saturate the BRIGHTER colors, giving you a LARGER palette of tones with LESS markers.

Check out this quick phone snap from my sketchbook. See how I used gray to COLOR MIX and create a new tone. Using C5 and V17, I was able to make a new, deeper tone that is VERY similar to V28 Eggplant. Don't have V28? No worries, mix it up with C5 and V17.


Want to learn more about what the GRAYS have to offer you and your color work? You can join me for all things COPIC MARKER at PhotoScraps. Click here for DETAILS on all of my Copic Marker class offerings.