Sunday, February 22, 2009
Copic markers #1
Heidi often creates stamped images that she colors with Copics that look like she did them with watercolor to me.
Perhaps you have wondered what is all the rage with Copics? Besides being able to create great looking images, I like the fact that I can refill the markers, airbrush with them, replace the nibs and create backgrounds with the refill inks. Watercolor will always be my first love as far as coloring mediums go, but these definitely come in second! Let me know if you have specific questions about them and I will do my best to explain this new kid on the block.
Some basics are that they come in three types of markers (plus the wide ones which are great for making banners and posters)...Ciao ("chow"), sketch and original. The Ciao are smaller and thus do not hold as much ink...you can not use them in the airbrush system. Sketch comes with a brush tip and a chisel tip. The original copics come with a chisel and a fine line point. There are other nibs you can purchase, such as calligraphy, but you can not airbrush with those tips. Copic also sells Spica glitter pens (THE best in the world...love those!) and various markers for sketching, writing, etc.