Today's post is actually a small postcard I made specifically to play around with some Copic markers for shading. I'd heard so much about these markers and their uses and decided that I would reward myself for keeping my cool in the face of extreme provocation recently. I was able to pop into a local scrapbooking shop and found the markers - what a display! It's practically overwhelming! I chose a series of deepening greys as I thought they'd complement the Zentangles nicely. Well, home I went and got out my Pigma Microns and blank postcards... I think I love the way these markers work! I found I could get clear, crisp shading right into tight details and corners and with the graduated shades of grey I could choose to make the shadow as defined or nebulous as I thought suited my artwork. Where have these been all my life? I can't believe I had to be 47 to discover Copic Markers! I definitely have to make up for lost time here, so I think I'll be inflicting more examples on you soon. What do you think of this tangle? Don't the Copics make a pretty shading in it?