Welcome! I've been coloring today. And since I was already coloring, I took stepped out photos for you. :-) I started with a Mo Manning image, Monday's Child (boy). That sweet face--I just had to color it! For those of you who have asked about printing digital images for use with Copic markers, I explained the process briefly at the end of this post--the red type block.
I started with the overalls and shirt. All Copic markers that I used are shown with each picture, and you can click on any picture to enlarge it.
I chose some skin tones that a well-tanned boy might sport (even if it did snow outside here half the day).
And here I've added mud, as well as a little bit of grass, (Maybe he didn't dig it all up!)
I added some red Converse tennis shoes and the shovel and garden hose spout. (Come on, didn't you ever have any red Converse tennis shoes? I did--in junior high!)
By the time I finished, I had added some BG000 and 0 to add a subtle bit of sky. Papers are October Afternoon 5 and Dime 8" x 8" pad. That's about it--have a great day!
Printing Digital Images To Color with Copic Markers
Your safest printer is a laser printer. Copic markers and laser printers are compatible. Unfortunately, I don't have a laser printer, but it happens that my inkjet works just fine (Canon MG5220--it does NOT like my Mac network, but at does print on X-Press It Blending cardstock). If you have an inkjet printer, you would print on a Copic-compatible cardstock and test it just the way that you do any other unknown ink--using a light marker beside a printed line until it feathers across the line. When it feathers across the printed line, check to see if the line stayed put, or if it started dissolving, moving, etc. If your line stayed crisp, you're probably good. Try coloring and watch to see if the ink smears. If it doesn't, your inkjet is Copic-compatible. I hope that helps!