Hello Citizens of the Blogosphere!
First and foremost. Happy New Year!
Last year was an incredible journey for me. It was a chance for me to develop my creative skills and to rekindle my passion for art. As people who have been following me on this journey know, 2013 has been a wonderful year of exploration into the world of artist grade colored pencils. (If you are new to this space, feel free to look around… or click here).
I come to you today with a new experience to share. This experience (as one would expect from an art blog) is of the creative kind.
In the past, I was always hesitant to buy fine art markers because 1) they are fairly expensive and 2) I was intimidated by the idea of not being able to erase my mistakes (at least with colored pencil, I could use my eraser to make corrections if needed). As such, although I frequently added high end markers to my Amazon shopping cart, I never actually purchased them.
This Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive a set of Copic markers (a.k.a Copics). After using the Copics, I was very pleased with the results I was able to get with them. They fill in spaces beautifully and they allow you to layer and blend colors quite painlessly. In fact, I found that using Copics has allowed me to decrease my coloring time (as compared to coloring with colored pencils) by at least a third. Additionally, my fear of not being able to erase my mistakes dissipated after I realized that different blending techniques could be used to fix errors.
Once I experienced the awesome that is fine art markers, I decided to purchase some other similar markers to compliment my set (and to compare different types).
This is my collection so far.
After trying the other two brands, I found that Copics were indeed my favorite. (Makes sense, as they are wildly popular and more expensive than the other types.)
Now for the results of my experiment.
These markers have opened up a whole new world for me, and although I will always be an avid user of colored pencils… I will definitely be playing with these markers for a while.
If you have any tips on using these markers or if you use other brands and want to share them with me, please leave a comment below. I love sharing tips and learning new information!
That’s all for now.
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