After watching so many tutorials on YouTube that utilized Copic markers in very different ways, I decided I needed to get some as well. The only problem: they are quite pricy.
Some research later, I settled on getting a bunch of Copic Ciao markers since those are the cheapest kind and everybody agrees they are just as good as the Copic Sketch markers (only fewer colors and they hold less ink). Fine by me, for starters.
By chance, I received a generous Amazon gift certificate from two of my colleagues and decided to invest it right away into the Copics (thank you, B. and C.!).
Instead of buying a ready-made set, I decided to grab individual markers, making sure I had good blending families:
- Yellow: Y11, Y15, Y17 (blends perfectly)
- Yellow Greens: YG00, YG03, YG63 (blends perfectly)
- Violets: V05, V06, V09 (the darkest one is hard to blend with the other two)
- Blues: B00, B02, B05 (blends ok)
- Reds: R32, R35, R37 (sometimes blends great, sometimes doesn’t)
- Skin colors (from a Copic set): R00, R20, V01, V91, E43
- Colorless Blender: 0