Announcing - 12 New Copic Colors!!!!
People are already talking about it...
In February 2012 these carefully chosen colors will be available in the Sketch Marker style, as well as Various Ink, bringing us to 358 total Copic colors.
I got a chance to play with the new colors and I am SO excited about them. These are some of my favorite colors!!! They really help to flesh out the current color families and they fill in some of the blanks, pairing with individual markers that were already produced.
Here are some samples of the new colors and suggestions for which markers to pair them up with.
Two new colors flesh out the big jump in the E8's that were introduced last year. I LOVE this combination and I'm thrilled with the additional two shades! (This combination looks green next to green tones and brown next to earth tones.)
A fun new color is R56 and it blends beautifully with the current R59 to create a dark, currant color. When I blended them together, I thought they were both fairly dark. Since I like to have a lot of contrast, I added RV32 as the "light" shade in a blend and it worked beautifully. Other colors that work well as blend-able lights for this group are R81 and RV11.
As you know, I love my blues... and the new BG57 blends beautifully with our current "loner" BG53. If you want to create even more contrast, you can start with a layer of B000 for a bluer tone or a BG11 for a greener tone.
Another current loner (BV31) is paired up with the new rich BV34. This is a gorgeous combination! To create even more contrast, start with a lighter layer of BV0000 and/or go even darker with BV17 or BV29. YUM!
People wanted pinks... and I think the new RV52 really hits the spot. It pairs up with our current loner RV55 to blend into a soft cotton candy sweetness. If you want to darken it up a bit... add a touch of RV66 for contrast.
I can tell a lot of thought went into picking and creating these colors to help expand the current colors... not just to create more colors.
And here's my very first image - colored with the new colors!
Digi Image by Whimsidoodles
X-Press It Blending Card
Copic Sketch Markers Used:
skin - E00/E21/E33/E95/BV01
hair - YR20/YR23/YR27
clothing - E81/E84/E87/E89
stem - G40/G43/G46
flower petals - RV52/RV55
flower center and belt - RV32/R56/R59
shoes - E31/E35/E37
So... which new color is on YOUR shopping list?