I've finally caved and got a bunch of Copic Sketch markers. I had gotten 3 of them awhile back but I had already decided to get 3 of the 4 sets from SU! thinking that the Copics weren't worth the investment. I still think you can get a decent amount of shading and blending with water-based markers. BUT...then there is all this talk of them on the PTI forum and I saw the potential and the advantages of alcohol markers vs. water-based markers. I'm helping a friend do some of the decorating for her son's birthday party, so I thought I'd start with ones that go with the project, see how I like them and go from there.
Here's my humble collection. Notice I've re-purposed a box from PTI? I've done my part for being green!
Here's one of my coloring attempts... this is only a sample so it's not perfect, especially the stamping part, but I do like how the colors go on the paper. So we'll see. I'll probably just add as I go along, buying as I need. I did also make a color chart so I may already be past the point of debate.
I really wanted to go to the Copic Certification Class in Chicago but couldn't justify taking a day off for it. I AM glad though that Marianne from Copic started a blog, so hopefully I can glean enough information from that.
I used the Copics for my first ATC swap, so I'll be posting that soon too.
**Edited to add: In case People want to know how I made my Color Chart, here's my word document: Copic Color Chart
Thanks for reading!