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Shadows & Shading

March 25, 2011 : 11:09 am by support

Adding shadows & shading helps make your images look more realisitc.

Check out the examples bellow.


To enhance your colouring purchase the new Shadows & Shading book from your local Copic Stockist.


For a chance to win a copy of the book, ‘Like’ us on facebook and leave us a comment on our blog telling us why you would like to win! Competition closes March 30, 2011, winner will be annonced March 31, 2011. This competition is for Australian and NZ residents only.


  1. i want to win because i love my copics!! In my spare time i love to colour, they are so beautiful!! I would really love to win so i can keep my collection alive!!

    Comment by Georgia Jones — March 25, 2011 @ 11:22 am

  2. I would love to win this book, just imagine the depth you can create if you know just where to put the shadowing properly.

    Love, love, love the copic range!

    Comment by Geraldine — March 25, 2011 @ 11:44 am

  3. I so want this book, just to take my colouring that next step.

    Comment by Joanne — March 25, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

  4. I own every colour of copics, now I just need to work out how to use them. This book would be great. Thanks for the chance.

    Comment by Gayle L — March 25, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

  5. HAHA! my sketching tutor just finished telling me in class that i need to get a book that explains shadows and highlights! please please pick me so i can Pass!

    Comment by francesca z — March 25, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

  6. I would love to win a copy of this book – I have only started my copics journey and am struggling to get the lighting/shodow effect on the images right. Would love to have this practical tool by my side!

    Comment by Amanda — March 25, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

  7. Getting a set of copics for my bday tomorrow! Would love to win this book to help me draw & colour. :D

    Comment by Jeanne — March 25, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

  8. I soooooooooooooooo need this..I now have all my copics but my coloring is lacking..need mucho help. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Comment by Tina Mayo — March 25, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

  9. love copics, would like to have my work look like a professional. This book would become handy and must have for me.

    Comment by Kai — March 25, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

  10. I love using my copic pens in my card making, lessons are few and far between on the Central Coast of NSW so a book dedicated to shade and shadow would be a godsend for me.

    Comment by Pam Warburton — March 25, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

  11. Just starting out and need lots of help…

    Comment by Gerri — March 26, 2011 @ 1:22 am

  12. I would really love to win this book so I can learn more about shading as I haven’t been colouring for long with copics and this would be a great help :-) thanks for the chance

    Comment by Ashlee bellinger — March 26, 2011 @ 7:32 am

  13. I’m not a confident drawer and really want to start giving more time to learning and practicing how to be.

    Comment by Sally Coldham — March 26, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

  14. Have just had a wonderful day of classes with Mandi learning about copics, and would love to win this book to help me improve my shadows and shading.

    Comment by Sharlene Brown — March 27, 2011 @ 8:42 am

  15. I want to win cause I need to learn to SHADE!

    Comment by Anne-Marie — March 28, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

  16. The new Shadows and shading book will really help people and my self because your always constantly learning everyday especially with COPICS!! Reading these copic how to books and dvd’s really helps even if you think you have it done pat you can pick up and few ticks and ideas to really show off your work and have a professional look. SO it would be great to the this new book to enhance my copic rendering and drawing skills.

    Comment by Brendan Grech — March 28, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

  17. Hmmm.. a shading book – so I could learn better techniques! Oh yeah how I would love to win one.
    Just to use my copics in a better way – I would probably need to buy more… shhh dont tell Hubby! LOL

    Comment by Sally — March 28, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

  18. I desperately need this book as I can never get my light source right and I have just started using copics so it would be a great help.Thanks for the chance

    Comment by kathy s — March 29, 2011 @ 6:14 am

  19. I really need this book cos my work looks like apple number 1 ! Please, pretty please with sugar on top and shaded and shadowed!

    Comment by Gael Macpherson — March 29, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

  20. Oh wow – I’d love to win this – I couldn’t colour for peanuts before – after one make n take at a craft show with Copics, I’m much better – this would make all the difference in the world!!

    Comment by Jennifer Hodge — March 30, 2011 @ 9:51 am

  21. Am wanting to get into the world of Copics and I know this book will help me achieve the wonderful results I have seen. Help me create beautiful craft … I’m building my ‘tool kit’ of markers but now just need an instruction manual, would love to win it.

    Comment by Carly — March 30, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

  22. I used to do most of my art on computer. But this year I decided to try out every traditional medium I can find. I have tried, charcoal, oil, pen & ink, and now I want to try markers. Ihave already order a set of copic and that manual will be a great help :D

    Comment by Steeven Mou Sang — March 30, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

  23. I just completed the Basic Certification in Brisbane, and this book would be of so much use! There is never enough education when it comes to these amazing products!

    Comment by Danielle Pitts — April 17, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

  24. I just got this book recently, it’s brilliant!!

    Comment by Virginia Hampson — May 17, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

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