Light Source Basics – Learning Copics with MarkerPOP!

Hey everyone! It’s time for the second installment of Learning Copics with MarkerPOP! In this video, I cover all the basics about using a light source in your Copic coloring.


Light Source Basics with

Now I must warn you, this video might move a little fast for you if you are brand new to Copics so take it slow, re-watch it, and pause it as needed. I really wanted to cover this lesson super early in this series because the earlier you start thinking about it, the easier it will be for you! If light source info seems confusing, don’t worry -you are definitely not alone. I think the light source part of the Copic equation is the toughest part to master.

If you missed the last lesson which was about 2 Color Blending, click here!

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Here are the light sources I mapped from the video so you can see them a little better:

Learning Copics with MarkerPOP Light Source Guide

The hand color chart I talked about in the video can be found in the side bar, or click here to download it now.

To go along with today’s lesson I whipped up a card & I colored this little elephant with the light source coming from the top left (basically like a light was shining towards the elephant’s face). Notice the darker green parts of the elephant are the same parts that I had mapped out in the video when I used a top left light source.

Birthday Card

For this green elephant, I used YG23 and YG25 with the 2 color blending technique.

Supplies Used:
X-Press IT Blending Card Paper Bright White
Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp – Love You Tons
Lawn Fawn Die Cuts – Love You Tons
Memento Full Size Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Echo Park Paper Pad – That’s My Boy 6 x 6
Craftkin Baker’s Twine 130 Yards – Lemonade
Crafter’s Companion Double Sided Adhesive Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner

And here are some more views of my card:
Birthday Card

Birthday Card

Birthday Card

I hope that seeing another example will help you with light source even more. That’s all I have for you today. Thank you so much for stopping by. In 2 weeks, I will have another Learning Copics with MarkerPOP! video for you guys.

Tomorrow, I will share my start to finish card tutorial for the card I showed you today. See you soon!

Have fun practicing your coloring!

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