Originally Posted by Angelnorth
I'm kind of disappointed to say that I agree with Suplayingwithpaper's experience here - not because I don't want to agree with her but because I wanted to like the markers! I found blending really difficult and it seemed to me that if you go over with the light marker in an attempt to improve the blending, it shifts the pigment around and leaves a speckled finish. There's definitely too big of a gap between some of the colours in this turquoise set and I'm guessing the fact that the colours in the sets of 24 markers don't contain any repeats of the small set might go some way to explaining that and might well mean it applies to all the six marker sets.
My other dislike is one I really should have anticipated - I have always preferred the feel of the Ciao or Sketch markers to the square barrel of the Original and I like the brush nib better than the firmer bullet one. No different with the Spectrum Noir, I just didn't like the nibs as much.
If you're looking for an up side, they do fit into the Copic Air Grip (it's a slightly tight fit but it does go in and the nib is in the right position for the air stream) so if you want a cheaper marker for airbrushing these might fit the bill.
I bought the whole set and when trying to color with them I found them to be too wet and that they feathered out too much. And, blending made things look blotchy. I did get better results with doing the dark first and then going over that with another color in the same group and gradually going lighter, but to go back in later on and blend it was a disaster. Oh, well, I definitely like the Copics and Bics I own better for the feathering. The tip on these Spectrum Noir are nice but since I got them from Crafter's Companion I will maybe email them ask them for some pointers on how best to use them since I am not getting the results I was expecting. Or perhaps there are some videos showing how to use them. I might be going about it the same way I do with the Copics and maybe that is my problem. So although right now disappointed, I will try to give them a good try again.