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So... I need advice on Copic markers! I want to maybe do a few sketch colours at the upcoming conventions this year, and for that I need real physical colouring devices... commonly known as pens (never heard of 'pens' before!!) :P

Anyone out there got any real advice on what version to get? What pack is a decent starter set? How do they perform? What are the pitfalls and traps to avoid, and how best to go about using them? Anything would be appreciated. I don't wanna spend a ton of money on them, but I imagine it might be worth me investing in something for the future. If there are other markers that are cbheaper but perform just as well, then great... let me know! :D

Oh, and just got out of the cinema after seeing 'Chronicle', which, as many haters as there may be, was great! Really enjoyed it... nothing groundbreaking, but this is the super-powered genre, its hard to be groundbreaking and make money at the same time with such fickle audiences, you have to play it safe to a degree. I'll be buying the dvd when it drops easily :D

Rad Badgers!
  • Mood: Pleased
  • Listening to: Reel Big Fish
  • Reading: Excession by Iain.M.Banks
  • Watching: 'Chronicle'... a re-run in my mind!
  • Playing: Skyrim, occasionally!
  • Eating: The bits of popcorn stuck in my teeth!
  • Drinking: Coke!
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therealARTURO Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional
Don't get a set my friend. Half the colors you won't use. Go with the duller tones first, otherwise they turn out WAY to saturated and bright. Greys are a good place to start, Warm or Cool before Neutral. Purples are Awesome for shading. If you want I will send you a color chart of my Copics and which ones I use most.

I hope this helps my friend. Good Luck.:)
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spidermanfan2099 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Thanks Arley, i'm thinking of going with the warm greys first actually after hearing off everyone, colours will be the next step up I think. Now I just need to learn how to use them ;)
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therealARTURO Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional
Cool. You are going to love them. :)
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krissthebliss Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   Digital Artist
I have "Copic" like marker its quite nifty... think of it as a brush Multiply with 75-50 Fill.hehehehe
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spidermanfan2099 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Haha, nice translation from PS to real life ;)
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BDixonarts Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I would think if you really want to know more about those markers I would go ask :iconmarkerguru: he uses them a lot.

you can also find some of the markers here [link]

you can also find all the types of Copic brand markers here too ;)
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:iconspidermanfan2099:
spidermanfan2099 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Cool, thanks, I found the best offer on the interwebs already, with awesome shipping :D

[link]
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BDixonarts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
looks cool i will keep this link bookmarked ;)
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rcardoso530 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
do you know mike mayhew?
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:iconspidermanfan2099:
spidermanfan2099 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Yeah, he's my best mate, we even share our dinners with each other!

No... haha! Not personally anyway :P
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