Category Archives: Color

Drunkimals – Desert Fox Mojito

There is something about mint and lime which just help beat the heat.

This was done with copic markers, liners, and paints. The ice was done with a technique where you use one marker to deliver another markers color which you’ve put on the tip. In this case I put some cool gray on the tip of a colorless blender. It let me apply the right color without saturating the paper or leaving a solid line where the marker left off. 


Drunkimals – Clydesdale Beer

I have never quite understood how giant horses and beer are related… but it seems to be a tradition at this point. So who am I to argue?

Done with copic marker, liner, and paint. I originally had hug written across the shirt but it didn’t really work out. The hair texture was achieved by putting dark brown market onto a medium brown copic marker tip and then I started the  brush stroke where I wanted the darker marker. As you move the marker it leaves the darker marker on the paper first. It makes for an interesting blending of colors. 


Drunkimals – Stein Dog

A dog and his stein are not soon parted. The only question with a stein is how full it really is.


Done with copic marker and liner. 

 It’s important to check on the cultural significance of an item before you draw/color an item. It could completely change the meaning of your art unintentionally and it isn’t pleasant when you think you’re saying x and an entire group of people are seeing y. 
Art available in bookmark and 5×7 print. 

Drunkimals – A very Mary Snow Leopard

A snow leopard eagerly looking forward to his Bloody Mary. Man it is going to take him forever to get the red out of the fur around his mouth.


Done with copic markers, liners, and paint. Shades of red can be complex. Is your red pinkish or orangish? Red can be hot or warm unlike many other colors. Blue is cool, green is warm, etc. gray can be both too. In the case above the red is warm, the snow leopard is cool, and the shadows are… Warm.  Frequently people think of cool colors as cold and warm colors as hot. Orange and yellow are warm colors like the sun. Blue is cool like snow and no snow isn’t white. Take a peak at your colors see how their heat affects the piece and how the colors match or don’t. 
Available in bookmark and 5×7 print.