1. From where do you buy COPIC markers?
I personally bought mine from several websites online 5~6 years ago and I don’t remember any… but I know they’re sold in amazon, copic official website and several others, just search and find one that ships to your country.
as for Kuwait residents, copics are sold in Arts Centre Central and this is their phone number 22409288 and their website www.artcentrecentral.com . there’s also an instagrammer who sells them for a good deal @otaku_dream and this is his phone number 99915547 (but to be honest I didn’t buy copics from either sellers)
2. what kind of paper suits copic the best?
definitely copic bleedproof marker pad.
of course there are many others that work with copics nicely but you’re gonna have to try and test how it bleeds and blends on them. regular printing papers don’t work, and thick watercolor papers will suck all the ink and the marker will dry up and die quickly.
3. which copic markers do you like the most?
copic sketch because of the brush tip. it’s PERFECT for blending and for the skin and hair and folds and EVERYTHING.
(copic ciao also have the brush tip so it would do the same job)
4. what sets do you have? which ones do you recommend?
I have copic sketch 72 set A and B, and about 30 indiviually bought copic sketch markers.
I can’t recommend one over the other because it depends on your drawing and coloring style and your needs. I noticed that set A has more vibrant colors and B is softer.
5. how many shades do you use for the hair?
usually about 3~4
6. how do you shade/blend colors?
I’m gonna have to make seperate blog posts and videos to show that.. hopefully I’ll do that soon.
7. do we need to buy the whole collection?
of course not! you can buy individual markers depending on your drawing and characters.
8. what should I use to outline the drawing?
sadly pencils and ball point pens don’t work with copics. you’re gonna have to use waterproof inking pens (the ones by copic and yoken worked perfectly with me) but make sure you give it some time to dry completely! and make sure to test and see how it works with you before applying it on your drawing.
9. what other important items that I have to own when I use copics?
just proper papers and inking pens.. other than that it’s all just extras
10. what are the types available?
the ones I know of are copic original, sketch, ciao, and broad. my favorite is the SKETCH type.
11. what’s the proper way to layer colors?
I personally prefer light colors first and then dark.. but it’s up to you to experiment and maybe you disagree with me.
12. do you use another type of colors with them?
usually no, but I do like to use a white colored pencil to help me with highlights sometimes.
13. are they expensive?
YES! sadly. how much they cost depends on the place you want to buy them from.. the price varies a lot.
14. promarkers/prismacolor VS copics?
copics win all the way (at least for me). I prefer the brush tip and the ink of the copics.
15. why do you love copics?
it gives a very vibrant clean finish to the drawing.. most people think it’s a print of a digital drawing. they’re also relatively easy to use.
got more questions? ask away~