5 January 2015 at 09:37:38 MST
Done on a scrap piece of Bristol paper with Copic markers. chuckle
on 5 January 2015 at 11:12:14 MST
Bristol and Copic is my jam! This looks great =D
on 5 January 2015 at 11:39:30 MST
Mine too! I go through so much Bristol paper in a year! lol That's why I always use scraps, if they're big enough--no wasting the Bristol paper!
Thanks so much! I found a scrapbooking store down by our post office that has a full tower of open-stock Copic markers. Open-stock is so hard to find were I live...Michael's stopped carrying open-stock here and Hobby Lobby has a small amount of open-stock (but finding an employee to get what you want from the case is even harder........)--so even though they don't offer discounts at this store. It's nice to be able to replace that Cardinal (Keira-Jo's base fur-color) without buying one of the $30-50 color sets that has it in it. :)
on 5 January 2015 at 14:33:34 MST
If you are willing to get them shipped, Oozak.com has the cheapest I have seen for copics =)
I was going to ask what color the base fur is. Its such a pretty shade!
on 5 January 2015 at 15:55:37 MST
My scanner, of course, destroys all real color. But for coloring her body fur I use a base shade of Copic Cardinal or Prismacolor Tuscan Red. :)
I always loved getting them at Michael's, because I could use the great coupons. But now that's only good for the color packs. chuckle Do you ever refill the Copic markers? Because this scrapbooking shop sells the refill ink REALLLLLLLLY cheap and I was wondering if I should try doing that or not! :)
on 5 January 2015 at 16:06:57 MST
Absolutely I refill them. Its much cheaper to buy a refill for a color you use a lot rather than just replacing the marker. The only catch is how to refill them. You are SUPPOSED to get the refilling pen/tool thing and slip it past the nib to refill the container inside. But I just take out the square nib and dump ink directly into the marker XDI have seen no problems with doing so either. Its a little annoying to remove an ink filled nib with your hands or napkin. Plus it occasionally spills over the marker after you refill it like that. You get used to it fast, though. And rarely mess it up.But yeah, a marker refill can fill a marker up to 6 times (I believe). So its very cost efficient to get them for the high-use markers!
on 5 January 2015 at 16:21:04 MST
Then I will think about doing that for my big use colors. Like the refills are only $9, whereas the marker itself is $7.50 at this place. :)
I actually never use the square tip on my Copics, because I never do huge surfaces with them. I save my off-brand markers for big surface coloring...so it wouldn't hurt to try a refill sometime! Thanks for the tips!
on 5 January 2015 at 16:22:57 MST
No problem. I love using copics, but some of their stuff is a little bit useless lol.
on 5 January 2015 at 16:25:55 MST
They are definitely the best for getting flesh-tones...Prismacolor is really limited on those shades. So that's how I got started with Copic markers!
on 5 January 2015 at 16:28:28 MST
I like copic because of their ability to blend. I just can't seem to be happy with how Prismacolor blends :/I have no issue with prismacolor, though. I am just picky about markers X3
on 5 January 2015 at 17:07:00 MST
I started with Prismas because I got a 150 marker set for $35 when our local Blick Art Supply closed. Everything had to go, and it gave me a chance to start using markers.
I still prefer using Prismas sometimes...like for Knuckles (gijinka or original form), I prefer Prismacolor Crimson Red. I haven't found a Copic red I'm completely happy with for coloring him. :)
on 5 January 2015 at 17:10:20 MST
For that price, I would have started using Prismacolors XD
on 5 January 2015 at 17:14:06 MST
I know! It was definitely a steal!!!!!!!
I still miss Blick, but I got great art supplies for cheap when they closed!
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