WHAT!? WHEN? WHERE? HOW!? | Expensive Art Supplies can be Worth It | Marker Illustration

WHAT!? WHEN? WHERE? HOW!? | Expensive Art Supplies can be Worth It | Marker Illustration

I’ve been having a little bit too much
fun with my Copic markers so let me show you something I’ve made with them
recently ♪ first, I have a little bit of
housekeeping things to get out of the way, so what I’m drawing with is this
pink prismacolor col-erace pencil I’ve talked about this many times, I just love
the way the pink interacts with the kopecks and they layer on top of each
other just beautifully so that’s what I’m using, I think all the tools I’ll be
using will be linked in the description if you want to check them out and if I
forget to mention them, in the rest of the video, and I’m just drawing on some
basic bristol board paper that my brother found in his room and he was like: “here ya go.” and I was like: “thanks I’ll take it” – so yeah that’s what I’m doing and I’m
sketching very lightly at first and then I slowly chisel away at the features
this is something I’ve been doing to try and keep my art more fluent and flowy
and less stiff and I’ve — it’s definitely helped a little bit and I definitely
need to continue practicing and I definitely suggest it if you’re trying
to pull away from having stiff art to start as flowy as possible because as
soon as you start defining the features it’s gonna get stiffer and stiffer so my
plan has always been to just start as ‘swooshy!’ as possible
and then maybe by the time I get to the line-art it’ll still maintain some of
the ‘swooshies’ – so that’s my goal at least so let’s see what happen – my inspiration
for this drawing was definitely like fantasy-princess-mermaid-fairy-thing so
I knew I didn’t want her hair to really be contained by any laws of gravity or
physics and that same sort of idea definitely helped influence the colors
that I chose further on down the road because when I start to draw and sketch
and it’s really just like guilty-pleasure art I don’t really think
about what colors I’m going to use at the end I’m really just drawing for me
and this was definitely one of those things but the colors were definitely
inspired by like pastels and pinks and blues and greens I don’t know if things
that make me think of mermaids and fairies so you’ll see that in the future
and I kept her expression very – I wouldn’t say salty but she doesn’t look
too pleased either – I’ve been drawing that a lot lately – I don’t know if it’s – I used
to draw like a giant huge smile on every single character that I drew and lately
I’ve been drawing this ‘face’ – I don’t know what you call it – it looks a
little bit like disdain–ahh… I don’t know and I’m wondering if this is having some
like deeper meaning about like where my emotional state is lately I’ve just been
feeling kind of ‘meh’ lately so maybe that’s true hey if I start drawing
characters and like they all are crying with like makeup running down their
faces or something and that becomes a trend then maybe I’ll seek some help but
I think I’m alright now it’s just going through one of those spurts – I’ve got my
eyes on the future so everything’s fine this is getting way off topic but this
is the funny thing is that I’ve always realized for the longest time that
whenever I would draw like a giant smile on a character’s face I’d find myself
smiling and when I noticed this happening I was like oh that was kind of
weird and then like a week later I was strong another character with a giant
smile on their face and like while I’m doing it, I’m just sort of like acting it
out and it helps me draw it I’ve noticed so I don’t know if it’s the
drawing that makes me smile or I have to smile to be able to draw the smile but
they definitely go hand-in-hand so if you’ve ever seen a drawing that I’ve
made that has a giant smile or a smirk or something, a smile went into that –
that’s actually kind of cute. a video a while back, I think it was like a month
ago or something, I mentioned that I really wanted to practice when I draw long hair to actually draw realistic sections of the hair and make sure that
you could follow the hair from the scalp to the ends and it made sense so
I’m putting a little extra time into this piece really trying to make it
logical yeah there’s definitely some parts where I
cheated because I’m just kind of lazy but it’s the intent – it’s the purpose – I’m
trying – if I do a little bit better each time, which I definitely did more on this
drawing then I have in recent past, eventually I’ll do the whole head
properly – so yeah – I’m proud of the growth that I’m showing and I’m going to keep
growing – I haven’t been able to find any way to practice this other than doing it
like I can’t find references that really help and I can’t find a tutorial on
how to do it because – I actually don’t know why that is there’s just like nothing that
really shows it because I’m not drawing like realistic hair it’s so ‘flooffy’ right now –
that there aren’t really things to research about this so it really just
comes down to practicing and trial and error and seeing what looks bad what
looks good and giving it your best shot and trying not to be lazy and really
thinking through each strand of the hair and each clump of the hair and the more
I do this, the better I can feel myself getting at it so that’s kind of exciting
I’m not very creative when it comes to like dressing my characters so you’ll
notice I literally put off the clothes this characters wearing till the last
possible second but I decided with like a sort of goddess-look so like flowers
along the collar and then super flowy underneath that and like beads for
sleeves and it kind of matched the flower crown that I gave her and I
couldn’t decide whether or not to give her antler…..I decided not to give her
antlers – it just doesn’t seem quite like something that I’ve drawn I’ve seen
people do this a lot and I always love it it’s always so cute when you draw
like a little deer girl but I decided not to and I’m glad I didn’t mostly
because of the color scheme I decided to go with so I think would have been a
little weird to have antlers and so much blue and green and pink so I’m kind of
glad that I didn’t go that route but it would have been fun to experiment in
that way so maybe in the future now watch closely as I dive into coloring the skin tone, the very first thing I do I colored in the forehead next I moved
on down to like the cheek area section and I smudged the linerarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt *grunt *subtle laughs that nearly resemble tears* I know why this happened, I used two separate liners for this drawing, one I
used the micron PN for the eyelashes because I thought it would be easier to
fill in the sort of wider section and I thought they’d be a good idea – turns out
it wasn’t – it kind of smudges with my Copic markers so that was no good but
for the rest oh and then there was some one the
marker and then I did it again but I kind of found a way to hide that in the
future so just keep watching but I do want to mention the other liner that I
used was the prismacolor fine liners and those did not smudge at all – those worked
wonders so shout out to prismacolor – I think it was
the prismacolor premier in 02 or 03 (it was [03]) could have been 05 – i have
all three of those – I love them they don’t smudge with the Copics like
the PN did, *grunts a little* on the bright side I am super glad that I switched out to the
prismacolor after doing the eyes with that pn because If I had done the whole thing
in that i think it would have been a total disaster so yeah see there’s
always a bright side and this is something that you just have to really
look out for whenever you’re drawing with very pastel colors like the one
that I chose for the skin tone this ice blue color you got to be very careful
with darker line arts with those – it kind of stained the end of the brush still – I
wonder if I can fix that? we’ll see – if you’ve been following my
channel for a while you know I kind of gravitate towards flat colors and bold
line art but with Copic markers I’ve been kind of moving in a different direction
they’ve kind of been forcing me that way okay it’s not forcing me it just made me
want to experiment in that direction seeing other people’s Copic
illustrations and the beautiful gradients that everyone can make and I
remember one thing someone said when I posted my very first Copic video where I
was like using them for the very first time and I said oh I don’t need a lot of
colors I think I’m pretty set because I have the flat colors *bump* (oops, I just bumped my hand on the desk…XP) and someone even
mentioned in the comments that they were like oh yeah you won’t need a lot of
colors because of your art style and the way you use flat colors and It was almost
like a challenge *hehe* I was like “oh now I have to really try and blend these and see
what happens” and ever since I’ve started doing that oh I’ve just enjoyed blending
different colors so like here I’m using a green color now and blending it in
with the blue and like seeing the way these colors are interacting and it’s
it’s been so much fun and another thing I’ve always used
pretty cheap Copic knockoffs in the past like Ohuhu and even though those came
with a lot of colors I found myself using like the same 20 colors over and
over again because I just liked them so much but when it came to these Copic
markers I don’t know if it’s because I spent so much money on them…
maybe the fact that they weren’t cheap I felt like I need to get use out of every
single marker they each cost me a pretty penny so I need to show them each
some love, you know? and I think it’s just that mindset I have that like you know
“this costs me a lot of money I need to use it” that has led me to be
practicing with these Copic markers so much and I’ve just really been enjoying
that and I’m just glad I had that push and an inspiration to do it and maybe spending a lot of money was just what I needed to do be forced in this
direction and I couldn’t be happier and now I just want to like buy all the
Copic markers but I’m going to hold off figure out which colors I like the most
and really try to limit myself but I love the pastel colors and I think some
of them – if you watch my video, I bought them used, so a some of the colors that I
really like are kind of already running low so I might already have to buy some
refills though I need to save my money but I’m just – I’m so happy and I love
them and I’ve been having way way way too much fun with these markers and
experimenting with them and learning different techniques and like how to use
them because I’m so new to actually blending with these markers and seeing
the different effects that you can get and it’s just so exciting! I feel like I
keep repeating myself but it’s seriously I’m I’m just tickled! you’ll notice I added
a pretty simple conceptual background and it originally started as a square
and then I started – I kind of pulled it into more of a starburst shape and I
thought that fit the goddess theme that I had going on so I think
that fit a lot better than the plain square – here I’m using a Posca pen and I
am outlining the character cuz it’s just something I like doing I just love the
way it looks in the way it makes your character pop from like a solid colored
background so I’m doing that and I’m also using it to fix some of the
mistakes I accidentally colored in her earrings so I’m fixing that and adding
highlights to the face and lips and other places that I accidentally colored
that I didn’t really want to be colored so just going over with that – the Posca
pen is really nice especially if you’re using white paper to fix mistakes and
then if you wait for it to dry you can actually go over it with a pen and
create more liner and then go over again with the Copic marker and it’s
like your mistakes never happened! – now if this had been just a sketch in my
sketchbook I would have ended there but here I wanted to add more contrast to
the drawing so I’m shading even more into the hair and then I’m also adding
color to the flowers this is the first color I’m adding is this dark purple
almost as leaves I guess they would be leaves so it’s almost like a floral leaf
around the flowers then I grabbed a lighter purple color and started
coloring in some of the flowers really sketchy I wasn’t worried about staying
inside the lines I was just trying to see if it would look good because at
this point I still wasn’t entirely sure I didn’t know if this color scheme is
really gonna work so it’s kind of still just throwing colors around and then the
hair felt a little flat still at that point so I went in with a pink marker
and colored in some of the lighter areas and you could actually see the pink and
I feel like it really grabbed the color scheme and blended it together a little
nicer and I really liked that then I went in with a sort of green color and
added more dimension to the skin because it was paler then I kind of had
anticipated but I kept tweaking the background as well blending out those
colors and grabbing lighter Pink’s and trying to blend out the starburst to
make it look less choppy and the more I did that the more it covered over the
white Posca pen that I had outlined the character with so after that I had to
add even more Posca pen on top of that to really make that white line bold
because I just – it makes me happy and I really like it – I drew this in landscape
technically on the piece of paper even though it’s more of a portrait so I had
to cut the paper smaller I did all my swatching on the same paper it’s nice
when you have that extra space and you can do that without having to worry
about going and grabbing a swatch page especially since it’s the exact same
paper you’re drawing on so you don’t have to worry about the colors are
looking different on the paper that you’re using compared to the paper that
you’re swatching on so pretty handy dandy (I also used the scraps for other smaller marker illustrations) anyway this was my finished
illustration this was definitely one of those guilty pleasure drawings that just
really got me in the mood to draw more and so now I’m in a really good mood
I hope maybe it’ll rub off on you a little bit and you can have some of this
inspiration just feel so good ohmahgosh thank you guys for watching and
supporting my channel and just being there it really really helps me create
when I know that I’m surrounded by other people that also enjoy creating and are
putting their best into their art and it’s just such a nice community and I’m
so glad to be a part of it and to be here so thank you for being here too and
making it what it is so thank you and I’ll see you guys all next week and I hope
you have a delicious evening full of WAFFLES! ♪ BYE! ♪ ♪


  • Mia La says:


  • Lisa Clifton says:

    New subscriber 💜
    Omg I love u so much

  • Arielle Amor says:

    Is it weird that I do line art after marker and paint???

  • Kalypso Santorini says:

    I’ve stumbled across your channel and I’ve become absolutely obsessed with your videos! I don’t know if it’s how engaging and talkative you are or what but I can’t get enough of them!

    I think it could be super awesome, if you’re brother is as artist, if y’all did a video together. Maybe like a challenge or a little collab could be an awesome video!

  • letteuk says:

    i swear if you try to make a bad drawing it will still be good

  • Jayda Craner says:

    You should search up realistic drawings and look at the hair

  • Gatcha Cookie says:

    Waffle can you draw another mermaid like it’s tail

  • Gina Jennings says:

    I am 58 years old and haven't did much art work in the last 38 to 40 years then I found your channel. You have inspired me to get back into it, so thank you for posting these videos.

  • SeaSea 1367 says:

    I want Her to make a coloring book so bad

  • Lucky Charm says:

    "This face" aghgghhgsomeonestolemyyogertaghgh

  • Lunqr Eclipse says:

    Omg i always act out my characters expressions when drawing
    Like if they're angry i'll scrunch up my nose or is they're happy i'll smile lol

  • Foxy Lovelace says:

    Hands down this is one of my favorites. I love the fantasy fairy-deer-mermaid-salty-princess look

  • Alex Sauer says:

    I need to know the song used in this video!

  • Samantha Toland says:

    Why would anyone dislike thus , she is so nice and her art is amazing

  • Amrita Arun says:

    Its so prettyyy 😍😍 i love ur channel so frickin much

  • Katie Mcguffin says:

    I do the same when I’m drawing someone smiling I’m literally smiling and I don’t even realize 😂❤️

  • Corvid Cat says:

    I smile when I'm drawing people smile, too. You're not alone.

  • Paris Holt says:


  • Shayna Lyon says:

    If you just Google realistic hair it will come to some drawings and few tutorials! # your welcome😁😜

  • Lauren Berg says:

    If you love them so much then i have a challenge for you….

    Use all of you copic markers in a drawing

  • LilacKittyCat says:

    This is simply beautiful. I love it! I’d love to buy a print of it!

  • Pᴀᴏʟᴇᴇɴ Hᴏᴜ says:

    I normally draw like that too, to draw facial expressions I always make the faces to draw it, its been something I've always done.

  • Totally_Not _A_Witch says:

    2:44 I told myself the same thing. Turns out that spurt never when away and its depression. Lol

  • Lama Rajab says:


  • Ashley 'Kitten Moonshadow' Brunette says:

    What helps me when drawing hair is… Drawings can have bad hair days too. Haha.

  • M Lane says:

    Petition for her to make a coloring book or something. Hit the thumbs up if you agree.

  • Smol.Drunk.Tamara Ridgewell says:


  • Alyssa Mikylla Manila says:

    Its so beautifuuuuuuuuuulllllll

  • Makithemooster says:

    OML I DO THAT TOO!!! (The acting out expressions)

  • Valonda Rogers says:

    You are so incredibly talented I love watching your amazing art come to life you are such an inspiration. I am not an artist at all, I am a scrapbooker, and recently I've been getting into stamping and Adding dimension by blending colors my markers are old their zigzag markers so I've been getting inspiration watching your channel As I do have to purchase more markers again as mine are very old and they do not blend as well as they used to. Thank you so much for sharing your talent

  • DozerDraws says:

    I do the same thing when you were talking about smiling while drawing it

  • Art Obsessed says:

    There’s no such thing as having to much fun with markers!!! 😡😂🤣

  • Jungkook Maknae says:

    So Pretty OMG

  • Rachel Bazilian says:

    She talks faster than James Charles and JoJo Siwa combined

  • Alice Despond says:

    Omg the hair looks so pretty!

  • Alice Despond says:

    Im soon going to buy my own set of copic markers! They cost so much thou ;_; but im getting a 74 pack

  • Julia Catherine says:

    I love the prismacolor fine liner!!

  • Ava Karaganis says:

    Do a q and a pls
    Do u earn money from ur drawing?

  • Bubble solution says:

    Lets hope this a phase :3

  • fawaz art2014 says:


  • 3 Compony says:

    How many minits or hours do yo make all this

  • Rossi Morey says:

    Elsa's hair took over 300, 000 strokes 😁

  • Rossi Morey says:

    I think that you could've used gray for the antlers… I like the shade gray

  • Hailey Lynne Byrnes says:

    Why are u so quick please slow down piz

  • S.P.J Vlogs says:

    You should try and create your own comic 😋😋

  • Jacqueline says:

    I do the same thing! I always make the face I’m drawing, so I either look mad or crazy 😂😂

  • CarGlo Hbk says:

    Yasss Copics will do that to you😅 i use the Ciaos but expensive nonetheless… it REALLY makes you wanna work cuz of the price and the beauuutiful. performance 👌

  • Sam and Joy T.M Vlogs says:

    I’m so jelly that you can draw
    Like that… sniff

  • Sam and Joy T.M Vlogs says:

    I,wish like you can come to my house and like teach me how to draw…. sniff once more

  • Foolish Donut says:

    Don't worry, you're not alone. I also make the expression I draw. Whether it's smiling, frowning, or whatever, it's awkward for anyone watching me draw.

  • NightWolf18 says:

    This is one of my favorite pieces you’ve made yet

  • Unicorn Queeen says:

    You should do a bald girl drawing! That would be so beautiful! I love watching ur videos ur so talented!

  • Mckpanda Toys TV says:

    Is your brother an artist? (The one who gave you the board) is he younger or older then you?
    If he is an artist, did he inspire him to draw or did you inspire him?

  • FangirlLivy : says:

    I was at school drawing in my little corner of the classroom and this kid came over and asked why I was smiling weirdly at the sketchbook. I was drawing a little girl with a huge smile, and I was looking at my other classmates for an anatomy reference. I must have looked like some creepy stalker from my corner.

  • Rainbow Dip says:

    I act out the faces too 😂

  • Sleeping KookyFlower says:

    Where do you get the pink base pencil?

  • Júlia Caetano says:

    The haaaaiiirrr 😍😍😍😍

  • Mad Jeffery says:

    10:03 NEVER TO MUCH FUN!

  • rxsebudx Gacha says:

    I love your art style, how you draw, and your channel! I was wondering where you got your ohuhu markers and copic markers? The ones I’m looking at are called “Shuttle Art” And I was wondering if you had those or heard good things about them? Thanks

  • Hatsune Ishu says:

    "i am not very creative when it comes to dressing the characters"


  • Sheryl E Maupin says:

    Thai reminds me of Dani from GOT!

  • Sisa M says:

    Ah you’re so positive!! I love your videos now that I discovered them, filling me with positivity 😄

  • Hannah Caitlynn Bacolor says:

    Your so awesome I love you and your the best artist I know 🥰🥰🥰🥰💕💕

  • Hannah Caitlynn Bacolor says:

    I don’t even know how to draw a nose !😅😅😅

  • Destiny Bay says:

    I always make the face that I'm drawing.

  • Faith Clardy says:

    Omg so pretty I love ur art!!

  • Faith Clardy says:

    Lol I am to afraid try and do ur art I feel like I am going to ruin it but I love ur style

  • Ruby Castillo says:

    Girl, you should start making movies! I love your art!

  • Lauren Wilcox says:

    Drawing piglet from Winnie the Pooh while I watch

  • softest says:



  • Green Bean says:

    That lady has some hair!!! 😍🤗

  • Susanna M says:

    The skin colour is kind of really inspiring me actually. I want to draw someone with green skin now

  • 11 Animations Wiv Core & Neese says:

    I do the smile drawing thing too! 😅😅💖

  • Kemely Wagner says:

    you are the best waffles You make amazing video's keep Up with the good work I am a big fan

  • Natalya Mapps says:

    I also smile while drawing smiled on characters😂

  • Photopaint Photo says:

    Her: 2:45 is makeup is running down their face then I’ll get some help
    Me:I love you waffles😂 right there with you! Can’t draw a expression your not wearing on your face and resonantly❤️❤️

  • Bethany Drivas says:

    The noses drive me crazy. They look like puppy dog noses. Too much shading or something. Ech

  • G.G. Moon says:

    I have to say; you're such an inspiration to me! I just got accepted to my local art school and I'm super excited about it, and hopefully some of the things I've seen on your channel I can incorporate into my art and style as I'm developing it more in school! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  • Suzy q says:

    Hey your really great at your work so maybe you could like draw yourself as a fairytale creature you like. Use your "imagination "😂. Pretty much just turn yourself into your imaginary self

  • Blessing VH says:

    I am a painter so mixing/layering colors is apart of my process. I never really got into markers because I never liked how people shaded with them. They would always just use a more darker shade of the color rather than layering compliments or analogous colors. This coloring is what I like to see from marker people! My mama gave her copics to me and my sister and this is how I color in coloring books. I don't do full illustrations with them because they aren't archival, but it is nice to work with them the way I would paint stuff. I say this piece is a success.

  • Aubree Kuhnen says:

    i literally fall asleep to this video every night and i’m not sure if it’s cause her voice is so damn soothing or her drawings are created so smoothly it puts me to sleep😂❤️

  • {Çrãžÿ _ Grøūp} says:

    Ur vids just make me sooooo happy and laugh and smile and don’t tell any one else this but ur my favorite YouTuber of all time ok goodbye and if u see this thank you

  • {Çrãžÿ _ Grøūp} says:

    Ur vids just make me sooooo happy and laugh and smile and don’t tell any one else this but ur my favorite YouTuber of all time ok goodbye and if u see this thank you

  • blobby the real blobfish says:

    I experience that "I smile when the character smiles" thing, too! Glad to know it's not just me 😁😅

  • sarah miksch says:

    You’re not alone! I cannot, for the life of me, take a picture of someone and tell them to smile whiteout also smiling lol. It’s kinda similar I think 😃

  • Emerald Queen says:

    You just saying the word “smile” was making me smile….

  • SuperArtsy Shrek says:

    Love your style and your live for art!💗💗 I do the same thing whenever I draw smiles I catch myself doing the same!✨

  • Emeraldjones 06 says:

    I love that time when I draw and I feel thee emotion that my drawing has or vice versa, I think it puts some emotion into the piece. Glad to know that other ppl do the same.😊

  • Fox dreamers Marvelous says:

    I would really want you to like almost everybody and like teach him how to sleep do you are because like I’m getting there too but you’re like so good and I know and I like need help with like the hair in like the face and like the eyes so I would really appreciate that

  • Pro Kanaki says:

    Hässlich really ugly

  • Li'l Miraculous Fairy says:

    Wow that drawing came out amazing!! I love the way you did the hair! 😁💜💜💜👏

  • Sarah Smith 8220 says:

    what's the mauve-y color number used for the dress tho?!

  • Lynnie Lew says:

    So beautiful!

  • SnoozyCat says:

    Can we just take a moment and think about how much Rin's style has changed?

  • Aphapliers World says:

    If you see this and or have any tips on ways to add more detail to your art or more so eyes can you please tell me? I always get stuck on them.
    PS: your art is beautiful and I swear to to the heavens your an art queen!!!

  • Adam Deardorff says:

    She kind of reminds me of a nymph. Good work!

  • Blueberry_ Muffinnn says:

    Omg! The exact same thing happens to me!! Every time I draw an expression I make that expression!!! Huh? Weird never thought it happened to anyone else.

  • Lindirlynx says:

    It's really common to act out the expressions in your drawings. Even makes them better.

  • Аня Богданова says:

    About the smiling while drawing a smiling person: I guess, it has to do with mirror neurons. They are the ones that help us feel empathy for each other and they play an important role in early child development, because children learn to do things by copying what other people do and that would be impossible without the mirror neurons
    PS Your artwork is amazing. You inspire me to draw a lot more and to improve my art. I think this summer when I found your channel I started drawing 3-5 times more, than I'd done it before
    PPS Sorry for my English and for the boring biology lesson

  • Sam Henthorn says:

    OMG, does anyone else copy the emotion they're drawing? I find myself in class drawing characters and smiling when I'm drawing a smile!

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