Here's a page I colored from my Hipster Coloring Book. On the actual coloring page, I left the paper and the typewriter keys blank so that it can be customized... so many possibilities! When I colored this in, I chose a Lao-Tzu quote and credited him on the typewriter keys. I created the B+W line art for the typewriter in Adobe Illustrator and colored it in using Copic markers and glitter gel pens.

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Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on September 18, 2014 at 4:18pm

Close-up so you can see the colors I used... 5 Copic markers and 3 glitter gel pens :)

Comment by Dusty Gonterman-Clare on September 18, 2014 at 5:19pm

You have an even hand with markers. I usually have the stop and start points in my coloring. Is it going in your office?

Comment by Mary Page on September 18, 2014 at 5:31pm

Love it!

Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on September 18, 2014 at 6:24pm

Thanks Dusty and Mary! :)

Dusty, the thing I love about Copic markers is that as long as the marker is full of ink, you won't see any overlapping marks. It can result in a nice smooth color. I'm not sure where I'll put this - at the moment it's in a pile with a bunch of other artwork, but it will find a home someday!

Comment by Pat on September 18, 2014 at 6:29pm

Nice Thaneeya!

Comment by michele josiane martin on September 19, 2014 at 10:14pm

thaneeya, i have only 5 copics that i have practiced with. anyway, i  can't get even colouring with them unless i am very very careful so you need to be skilled also, like you are. the copics still don't make it too easy for us!

Comment by cheekyjane on September 20, 2014 at 9:25pm

Wow....how lovely is this......very very nice Thaneeya....xx

Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on September 23, 2014 at 4:54pm

Thanks, Michele and Jane!

Michele, I guess the trick is in the way the marker is applied to the paper? I guess I do apply it very carefully (slowly) and evenly. Also if I'm filling in a solid area I try to do it all at once before the marker has time to dry - if it's still wet then it blends beautifully without streaks, but if it starts to dry then the overlapping shows. It takes practice, I guess! :)

Comment by R L Oliver on January 10, 2015 at 9:19am

How impressive!  This shows excellence in every way. It is so very fine! Congratulations.

Comment by Fran Hoffpauir on January 15, 2015 at 4:28pm

WOW!  I've typed on all kinds of typewriters, but none of them were as pretty as this one.  Love it.

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