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Q : Where can I get copic markers? Do you have any recommended place?

A : There are several places selling Copic markers. You may check out you local art stores. Or as *SheCow recommendation, go browsing on Ebay. Ebay has more choices and probably sometimes has a very surprised deal! Check it out! =D

NEWS :: As :iconrabbittwins8788: mentions, "you can get copics from at a discount whereas buying them else where. (discount is at most 40% of the actual cost of copics)

Q : Copic markers are still expensive, Any brand do you recommend with a lower price?

A : Even though Copic markers are the best one for me, I admit that the price is still high. For some of you who want to use other brands, I recommend Neopiko from DELETER. These markers work pretty well and easy to blend like Copic markers (not 100% but yeah, still good enough to use!). And of course they come out with good price. But just keep in mind that Neopiko might hard to find on stores compare with Copic. So if you're interested, check 'em online. Yo!

For Prisma and Tristars markers...I've never used them so I can't tell about how good or tips...sorry about that TAT


YAY! as I promised before *got shot*...hope it will be helpful for you guys. Any question for copic markers are welcome (umm...if I can answer as well TwT)

Wei Fu Ling @ :iconshecow:

Best Thanks for :iconshecow:for her awesome copics XD
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AgracianaMerry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just have a question. 0w0
Did you ever work with DELTA Markers from Rothbar (i think it's called..?)?? I just recently bought a 40 Set ''C'' and I tried them but as I don't have all the colors (and no blender, yay) to really color my drawings, I tried with the ones I had and... I must say, I am a little disapppointed. (54,90€ but still) It doesn't really blend well and you can still see... Lines in the colors... Even though I worked fast. I even used a recently bought COPIC Colorless Blender but the tip of the pen gets color smudges and I stopped trying. I don't know if it's because of the pad or just because the markers are too strong...
atsubaki Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student General Artist
What if you don't use copic markers? Will Spectrum Noir work just as well?
Hinata-Wolf77 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015   General Artist
thanks for this.
inazumagalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do neopikos hold more ink than ciaos??
Ecthelian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not certainly sure! I know a regular copic seemingly holds more ink than ciao or neopiko, but to compare both ciao and neopiko together...not so sure about that (perhaps they both similarly contain the amount of ink?).
inazumagalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe XD
Chaos-Inferno13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Question: what do you do to avoid bleeding outside the inked lines?
Wailore Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I went to Blick and received quite a load of information. Apparently your problem may depend on the type of paper being used. Some paper is developed specifically for markers.
MasKOfFlaminTwilight Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You taught me to use markers:) Thank you:)
Oh, and this work is awesome
nek0smile Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Helped me alot.. thanks <3
Tala-ezhno Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fave you, coz one day, i'll try the copic ! Ans your tutorial seems to be reaaaaally good ! =D
singingstranger Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks great andhelpful!
Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful, thank you! I will be trying this out in my next piece! 
kuroyoBEAST Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really helpful ! thanks so much for the tutorial kumawind ! >//v//<)
CreepypastaNekos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
daphydeez Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
THanks so much :3
Arcialeth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i was almost sure.... the it was tits, not knee D: XDDD

hey culd u recommend basci (for begginier) colours for newbie liek me? D: i just want to buy copic markers and i dont know which one i shuld for start (and more over 10 for beginign  maybe 12 to 20 of them ) is max for now. I'm kinda from poor country with verry expensive things D:
Screamingcats Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so did i
kaciekk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've tried that, but I still can't master Copics! I guess I need some more colors
LxLisaxchan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helped a lot ;)
pendrakeon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You are awesome! I read your book! :la:
KOTOMIICHINOSE Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Hi! I don't mean to be a bother but, what copic colors or numbers did you use for the clothes and hair? Breathtaking artwork by the way!^-^
demonkitsune31 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
EBAY is the cheapest place from seller cupcakesandchaos
iFell-intoTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazon has great prices too ^^
Schwpz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Fantastic pic! Thanks for the great tutorial! :D
Jack-ThedeviantME Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow sooo good! but on the first pic i thought they were boobs lol! Thx a lot!
Schwpz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I'm so relieved to learn that I'm not the only one to think the thumbnail featured ridicuosly oversized boobs! We can live in shame together! xD
chai-attack Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
hi im starting out in copics and I'm sort of stuck between what to get for a nice kin colour the combonaion used in this looks awemazing but there is another i like which uses E000 :/
Kitsu-Yuzurin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist
One question, how do you edit this after scanning? It looks really awesome! Looks like painting digitally :icontearplz:
InsanePsychopath Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I didn't see a warning but just so people know, these markers smell. Really bad. So if you are using them or plan on trying them out take breaks or have a window open or something so you don't get a headache!
The-Green-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
vyfire Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
you're good :) i like your picture
ToadSageUzumaki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for this XD ive ben needing a way to decide which colors to get when i buy some of these i actually took notes so when i go to the store i know what to get (for skin tones )
WawaParadise Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow thatīs really cool!! *I just have bought some copic skin tones markers* but your technique itīs pretty awesome! Iīll try it! please :D check out one of my first paintings with copic xD :3 btw can you give some critics? :)…
GazVille Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
they're knees? i thought they where over sized peaches floating in the water......
The-Keen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought these were boobs. Then someone said it was knees and I felt better. I was like "MY MOM CAN'T SEE ME LEARNING HOW TO DRAW FROM A DRAWING WITH BOOBS THAT'S NOT EVEN ATTACHED TO THE CHEST!!!!
LittleMissKappukeki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Not to mention that the person in the water is a g u y 
The-Keen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
iFell-intoTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, yea!
BlackieChan35 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel kind of dumb. I spent forever trying to figure out what her knees were. xD

And as for Copics, I really do recommend
They have 15%-30% off sales pretty frequently. I got a 72 set of Copic Ciaos that were originally priced at $242.00 for $168.00! :D
Isis-M Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Me too, I thought they were boobs! O.o 
haha! =)
BlackieChan35 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 I know, right? Then I was thinking "No! there's no way it's boobs! Maybe they're cantaloupes!"  Haha. :D 
sundrop13 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Super helpful :D
Kage-Nya Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
beautiful! amazing!~ :iconhontoplz:
Hiaennyddei Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Useful ! Thanks for doing this !
cosmicgirl95 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use ProMarkers but I think that they're not as good. I am getting copics soon though!! :D
DaughterOfAeris Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
I heard that the prisma markers go out too quick, and u cant refill them
nekotane Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I originally worked with prismacolor, and I found Copic markers to be SO much better. I buy my copics full priced from and they are about five dollars each for the ciao, which is the same for prismacolors, but because copic's are refillable, they are more economic in the long run. The refills are ten dollars each, but refill a ciao marker around sixteen times. I've had to replace the skin tone for prismacolor three times, so they do run out quickly depending on how often you use them.
DaughterOfAeris Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
I get my refills for 7.99
multiconscious Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
it all depends. no, you can't refill them but they're a lot cheaper to buy so singles cost lest to replace versus copics. if you keep the caps on them whenever you're not using them (even when you're drawing but not using that color) then they last for a while. i'm happy with my copics, which i use 'cause they're cheaper, and they've lasted me without replacements yet. but copic sketches especially the brush nib is amazing for coloring though

i wrote up a journal entry on the topic if you're seeking to go into art markers :) [link]
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