So glad you started this. I've subscribed so that I can come back when my brain is not so dead and read through.
But I love using my pencils and baby oil. And while I see great results with the copics, I don't have much luck with them. I have a few browns that I got to try --- so for me, perfecting this method is so much easier. I get better results, already had the pencils (although I need to fill out my colors) and love the look of them! I just got a colored pencil technique book that I am wanting to start working with soon!