Artist Tries Copic Markers for the first time! Speed Drawing + Review


Hey guys, Adesina here and thought I would upload something since I haven’t uploaded anything in a really long time
and since I just bought my first sets of Copic markers I thought this was a great
opportunity to do little speed drawing as well as a mini review. So I got the Copic
Sketch markers; I got a set of Perfect Primaries, as well as Skin Tones. I also
got the colorless blender along with a loose marker: RV25 — that’s “Dog Rose
Flower,” just because I liked it. It’s kind of a hot pink. And right off the bat, I
noticed, yes they blend so well! If you put one color next to the other and
they’re still wet, they will blend right into one another. If you layer them, you
can make new colors. Generally speaking they’re pretty streak free, which is
awesome, and if you want to lighten an area, you can use the colorless blender
to lighten that area. You can also actually use the colorless blender to
clean up areas where you’ve made mistakes, or where there’s kind of a
bleed over an edge, you can erase it just a bit using the blender, which is pretty
cool. I did notice they bleed a lot though,
through the paper. I used a pretty heavy weight paper, but the next page in my
sketchbook was still pretty messed up, so if you don’t want to mess up the next
page in your sketchbook, I would suggest putting a scrap paper in between the two.
Also, you should know that they dry lighter than they go on, so you should be
aware of that; you might get some unexpected results. It’s a good idea, I
think, to test on scrap paper if you’re not sure you’re going to get the result
that you want. I definitely understand why people buy so many colors because of this.
If you want a specific color, it’s probably a lot better to actually buy it, than try to mix it. It’s not always intuitive; for example, I was mixing red
and blue, and I just didn’t get the purple that I wanted. So next time, I’m
going to go ahead and actually get the purple, get the orange, etc.
Other than that, I really love them. I would definitely suggest trying them out.
if you want to read more about what I thought about these markers, head over to
my blog at Adesina.com/blog and please follow me on social media. I’m @ArtByAdesina pretty much everywhere. Thank you so much for watching this, and
if you have had a good or bad experience with Copic markers, please comment below and let me know what your experience was. Thanks so much for watching!

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