Today the MFT team are talking Copics! I'll show you how I store mine, and give you some of my fave colour combos.
I get asked a LOT where I bought my copics, as they are SO expensive in New Zealand. I bought mine in the 72 sets of Ciao markers from E-bay. Bought this way, they cost $4 per marker (including shipping) versus the $8 they generally cost in NZ stores. I filled a couple of gaps with Sketch marker colours, but mostly have Ciao.
This is my Copic storage. I have five of these Fiskars holders. I got mine at Spotlight and paid between $10 and $20 for each set. I love how easily portable they are and sometimes move them into the living room if I'm going to be doing a lot of colouring in front of the TV.
The thing I really like about these holders is being able to remove individual cups. I have all my Copics in front of me on a shelf on my desk, and I generally just reach for the colour family I need at the time. It saves a lot of room on my workspace.
The big downside to Ciao markers is the lack of labelling on the ends. I labelled mine using a label maker and 1/4" Circle punch. I created the labels using the smallest font size, typing out the labels with a few spaces between each one until I hit the character limit on the label maker. After printing I simply punched them out and adhered to my Copics. The 1/4" circles fit on the caps exactly.
I get asked about colour combos a lot as well. Below are three of my faves for colouring a la mode and Pure Innocence images. If you are just starting out with Copics, any of these combos would be really useful.
My go-to hair combo. I really need to practice with some other combos so I stop using this one so much! I generally colour the hair last and always just reach for what I know works.
Skin combo #1.
Skin combo #2. I don't have any rules about which one I use for certain images, it just depends on what I feel like that day!
Head on over to Kim's blog to see other tips and tricks from the team!
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