Here is the image before I put any color on it:
Here is where I colored with the E37 . If you look closely, you'll see that I colored with the dark color in a flicking motion to keep the furry look to the perimeter of the bear. I didn't want to draw a solid line of color around the outside and possibly lose the furry look. Next, I took the medium shade and filled in most of the rest of the bear. I colored along and slightly overlapping the darker color to get some blending. I left some white space to be filled in later with the lightest color. Here is where I colored with the E34:
You can still see a distinct line of E37 and that's fine because the blending will come in the next step. Take your E31 and color in small circles around the entire bear until it is as blended as you would like. I also colored the whole snout in E31.
Now I look at the bear and decide if I need to add more shading anywhere. I decided that it needed to be darker under his chin and on his legs and a little bit around his arms. I added some E34 and then blended again with the E31. I also blended more around his snout and sides because the line looked too harsh to me.
At this point I'm pretty happy with the bear but that's one of the great things about Copics-that you can go back at any time and add color and blend until you are happy with the result.
The next picture shows that I colored the clothesline with W1 and the clothespins with a combination of E53 and E55. Along the backsides of the clothespins is where I used the darker color E55 and the front was just a quick flick of the E53. I've also started on the socks. I'm using a combination of B26, B24 and B21. This picture shows where I put the B26. Again, the artist's detail lines help to decide where the darker colors go.
Next I add the B24, again coloring up to and slightly over the B26 areas.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful!