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A group for those who LOVE to color with Copic Markers! Whether you are just starting out or have been using them for years, join us for discussions and sharing in the colorful world of Copic.

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HELP

Started by Barbara Newton. Last reply by Karen Gore Mar 25. 11 Replies

Well, it looks like I have come to the right place for HELP. My husband wants to start buying me Copic Markers, but I have NO idea where to start. Could someone give me a starting point and where to…Continue

25th anniversary set

Started by Gabi Heinrich. Last reply by Gabi Heinrich Dec 30, 2012. 8 Replies

MAJOR EXCITEMENT!!!  I got this set of 36 special sketch markers for Christmas!  I still can't believe it!  They're the black ones with the brush and fine nibs.  Do any of you have that set?  Do you…Continue

Groups for Blending

Started by Sharon Underwood. Last reply by Gabi Heinrich Dec 27, 2012. 13 Replies

After reviewing past posts, I have learned a lot about the number system for Copics. Each letter describes the color and the numbers reflect the saturation, right? To blend well, you should use…Continue

Question about what I bought

Started by Sharon Barnard. Last reply by Sharon Barnard Dec 26, 2012. 6 Replies

I posted something about what I bought but I think I was lost and it could be on someone else's post! Anyway I bought two sets of copics instead of buying individually which now I have heard I should…Continue

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Comment by Karen Gore on March 25, 2015 at 4:22pm

I splurged a year ago and bought a set of 72 copic markers. Only to go to a local class and find out I did not have more that 3 sets of 3 markers that were correct to blend with. I have since worked on getting some more to make a few more blending groups.

But, in the mean time I feel so discouraged. I really don't know where to start. The class I took was more for artists and I can not find anything locally where they start you from ground zero. I mean I need someone to sit beside me, for a few step by step classes, in order to get it. 

I was intimidated by them at this public class and was clear everyone knew All About them, but me, even to it was...Intro to Copics!! 

Can anyone give me any ideas of where to go, online or whereever, to get the basics?  And by basic I really mean basic. What image is best, to start with, how to hold the marker, etc...

Thanks!

Comment by Gabi Heinrich on March 3, 2015 at 5:05pm

It's been quiet here.  I was wondering if any of you have taken any online Copic classes.  If so, which ones did you find the most helpful/instructive?  I'm a bit overwhelmed with everything that's out there and don't know where to start.  I color mostly floral images for now, but hope to expand eventually into animal and people images.  I have Copic sketch markers, which I love.

Comment by Lynne Neumann on November 17, 2014 at 5:11am

HI Keith and group. I have used both the copic and SN and they perform the same. The reason for my switch to SN is the huge cost difference. Now granted the Copics are refillable, but that means another investment in the refill kit, which is more money. I get the same use out of the markers.

Comment by mopzsix on November 16, 2014 at 8:21pm

ok ty ....must be past my bed time ..... could not place the letters with a brand.....lol

Comment by Keith M Waugh on November 16, 2014 at 8:06pm

SN stands for the alcohol marker brand, "Spectrum Noir." Specifically how they differ from Copics, I don't know.

Comment by mopzsix on November 16, 2014 at 7:57pm

plz enlighten this newbie what does sn stand for  thank you in advance

Comment by Rosy Newlun on November 16, 2014 at 7:30pm

Hiya Keith! make all the noise you want LOL! I don't know if there is a SN specific group (yet). But alcohol is alcohol, right? Or maybe not. It's just so much easier for me to understand and choose Copic shades and take off Copic caps. And since I invested in Copics so I'm a copicky girl. I'll be selling off all the gen #1 SNs I bought when I get my act together. We just listed one of our autos for sale (yay)! It takes me for-eh-ver to get a task accomplished so this is big for me. Enjoy the group and all the helpful tips and tricks!!!!

Comment by Keith M Waugh on November 16, 2014 at 5:19pm

Hi, Sharon and Rosy! I'll try not to get in your way and stay as quiet as I can (Yeah, right HaHa!)

For the benefit of the others, it was only yesterday that I received by mail a 72 ct. set of SN markers. Up until now I used Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. Do SN markers count for the benefit of this group?

Comment by Tracy Palmer on September 29, 2014 at 6:20am

Carpediemmarkers.com is cheaper than oozak. They usually have the Sketch markers @ $4.85 ea., and they usually run a promotion of free shipping with a $30 purchase. I'm on their email list and wait to buy when they have a sale going on. That is the least expensive I've found and where I buy all my copics.

Comment by Tamtamv on September 28, 2014 at 10:57pm
Ozark.com is cheapest if you buy $50 free shipping
 

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