Fuzzy Bunnies: Copic and Pencil Coloring with Sandy Allnock

When Sandy Allnock swings by the MFT blog, you know another month’s coloring is underway! And this month I have a coloring tool to share that you might not have thought about using with your Copic markers — a regular old pencil!

I’m using the bunnies this month…they’re such sweet little drawings and I played around with ways to make them look really, really fuzzy. You can use colored pencils, but, those are really soft. You don’t get tons of tiny hairs in the texture.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Then I saw my sketch box filled with pencils and I snagged an HB pencil. It’s similar to a No. 2 pencil, so you can try the same with a pencil in your pencil cup — just get it nice and sharp! Watch the video below to see how I did this.

To make the word “Bubble” look partially behind the bubbles, it was first stamped in the Cement Gray with black stamped just on the parts not in the middle. Afterward I was able to trace the letters that don’t have bubbles in front of them.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I created a little bit of a soft purple sky around the bubbles to make them appear whiter against the color, and then added Glossy Accents to finish them.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I hope you’ll get out some of your critter stamps and give them some fuzzy furry texture too. See you next month!

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Comments (32)

  • Donna M.

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    One of the cutest cards I’ve EVER seen! Love your coloring & the added pencil marks. Sandy, you always bring something unique & amazing to the table!!!

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  • Cece

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    Thank you Sandy,
    You teach us so many things. I especially like that combining the mediums, Copic + pencil expands the range of texture. Lovely bubble approach and your explanation about the B000 between the bubbles creates a glow to the scene.

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  • Louisa Mochizuki

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    Wow! Love the furry, fuzzy bunnies!

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  • Mischelle Smith

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    Thank you for your helpful video. As a sort of beginner, I’m always happy to learn from the best. Have a great week!

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  • Bev Page

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    Hi Sandy. You are AMAZING and your colouring……… SIGH>………. Can I please send all my colouring to you? hehehehe. Love these little bunnies and your card is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • Janet D.

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    Awww these bunnies are adorable. They look like someone’s favorite stuffed bunnies!

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  • Barbara Ghigliotty

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    Sandy’s bunnies are amazing! I love how she created fur and her little scene is just too sweet!

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  • Margaret

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    Those bunnies – they are just the cutest things I’ve ever seen! Your coloring is awesome! Thank you so much for the video – I never would have thought of that technique for creating “fuzziness!”

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  • Theressa

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    Great piece Sandy. Love the tips on fur.

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  • Val

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    Awesome video! I always look forward to your videos. You make whatever you are colouring look very realistic! Thank you!

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  • Terrie D.

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    What an adorable card! I just love how you colored the bunnies 🙂

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  • creatingincolors

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    What cute bunnies! I love the colors and the details. I feel like I could reach out and feel their fur!

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  • Paula Desmarais

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    Thank you so much for this video, it’s awesome!! And I love the way your bunnies came out. You make at look so easy ????

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  • Judy McKay

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    Stunning. Love the video. I have learnt lots of tricks. Thank you.

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  • Lisa Daly

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    The bunnies are just adorable!!! It is amazing what Sandy scan do!

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  • Annette Hindes

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    So Cute!
    Will try that furry technique! Thanks!!

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  • Linda

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    Once again – in AWE of your crazy mad colouring skills <3

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  • Donna Whitten

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    Super cute card, love it!

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  • Sandra

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    Ahhhwww, Sandy! That’s so lovely. I must try this technique.

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  • Beverly S

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    adorable! love the pencil technic

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  • Vicki P

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    Always a pleasure to watch what Sandy is coloring next!! LOVE this clever idea! Thank you!

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  • Jackie Price

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    So cute and just so beautifully done too! You have such a talent for bringing images to life!

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  • Heather Innusa

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    How beautiful! Sandy always blows me away with her creativity!

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  • Jan D., FL

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    Love watching you color…I just wish it were as easy as you make it look. LOL Always so pretty.

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  • Kristi

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    Wow! This is a great technique for adding soft fur texture. The bunnies are so CUTE!

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  • Beth Holt

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    I think this is one of the most adorable images ever!

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  • Marianne

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    Super sweet card. Love the added furry texture.

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  • MarjaSch

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    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Im realy want to try this. Greetings Marja

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  • Cathy Lillie

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    Such a cute card! Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for the tips on detailing the fur. I’m going to have to practice this.

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