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Old 01-04-2009, 05:30 PM   #161
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Someone mentioned having a Copic color wheel. Where does one get that?
This one from the copic library maybe? (thank you Cheri for sharing the copic library link): http://copicmarker.com/updated%20col...%20VERSION.pdf
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This one from the copic library maybe? (thank you Cheri for sharing the copic library link): http://copicmarker.com/updated%20col...%20VERSION.pdf
Great, thanks! I had gone into the Copic Library and had gotten into the catalog, but I hadn't seen the color wheel. Again, thank you!!
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You can email them and they will send you one in the mail. I just received mine yesterday, along with some other info.
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can i get a what what

This is my first blending card posted in the gallery

i'm happy with it being my first attempt
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i did emboss it in clear ep first and my colors still blead out a little so i decided to cut them out so you couldnt see where i went out of lines. lol
Great job shading. I'm new too and just trying to figure all this out. I actually finally like one of the images I colored.
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I ordered right after christmas at oozak and had great customer service. I only ordered about 12 or so, so I had to go back and get more and oozak was out of the colors I needed so I ordered from carpediem. I'm waiting for my order. I hope everything works out with them. I ordered 23 more. Yeah!
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OK, here is a question: did I get a defective Copic marker? I store them horizontally. I bought a set of 12 Copics (original) at a craft store shutting down about 2-3 months ago. I have used some of them, but this one (B29 I think,) is so unbalanced I don't think I can use it! The broad end came out watery and the pointed end is so concentrated it doesn't even look like the same color family, I could not color anything with it. I used a colorless blenderand eventually determined it was the same color, but what would cause such a dramatic variation in ink saturation? Has anyone else had this experience (the rest of my copics seem just fine)?
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Try taking the cap off both ends and let it sit a while (maybe half hour)? I read that can happen if the pressure isn't equal on both ends or something (like especially after flying).
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I've thought about doing that too. I never use the chisel end.
I asked Marianne to make sure that I got the correct ones and Ellen Hutson's store does have the medium round nibs for the Sketch. I ordered 3 packs of them because I know I'll use it more than the chisel end because frankly, I don't at all. Once I get some experience with the round nibs, I'll post something.
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I asked Marianne to make sure that I got the correct ones and Ellen Hutson's store does have the medium round nibs for the Sketch. I ordered 3 packs of them because I know I'll use it more than the chisel end because frankly, I don't at all. Once I get some experience with the round nibs, I'll post something.
Have you received these nibs yet? Were they easy to put on? How is the point on this nib? Would it be small enough to get into those tiny spots?
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Have you received these nibs yet? Were they easy to put on? How is the point on this nib? Would it be small enough to get into those tiny spots?
I too would like to know these answers if anyone has them. I only use the brush tip, not the chisel tip.
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Does anyone know????
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If you ever think you might add on the airbrush system, you will want to retain the chisel tip.
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Question! I just bought a R02 at HL today & I already had a YR02~ they look the same to me when I colored it on the chart but the end caps are completely different. Any reason why I should keep both? Or should I swap it for a different color?
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I wonder how it would work for calligraphy? Of course I would need to learn calligraphy first.....
FYI~ does not work for Calligraphy but that tip will give you 3 different widths if you play with it.
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Just a note... it is pretty tough to "save" tips that already have ink in them... Marianne says the ink will dry up in them and plug the pores..... so they aren't really good for future use... maybe you could put them in a baggie with a few drops of the ink to keep them moist???
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I too would like to know these answers if anyone has them. I only use the brush tip, not the chisel tip.
It is super simple to change nibs... just gently pull out the old and insert the new. Having the special tweezers helps, but isn't necessary (as long as you don't mind having inky fingers - LOL).

The medium round nibs are NOT as small as the tiny nibs on the original... they are more like the sketch ones but shorter and firmer... some people really like the medium rounds and some don't... personally, I find I can get into smaller spaces with my brush tip.

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Have you received these nibs yet? Were they easy to put on? How is the point on this nib? Would it be small enough to get into those tiny spots?
I'm still waiting for mine from Ellen's store. It should be here soon. I'm very anxious myself. I got the tweezer to pull the nibs off, and from the quick tutorial, it will be easy. I read that the nib is more stiff than the brush nibs, so I'm assuming it's like the SU! journalers but broader. But like I said, I don't use the chisel at all, so I know I will definitely use the round medium nibs. I'll make a little sample sheet and post it once I get mine, so you can see the strokes that it makes.
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Oh how I wish I could get fine round nibs for the Sketch!!

Let me know if you find that you could actually write with the Med Round.
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If you think it looks similar, I'd exchange. There are quite a few colors that are at best subtly different. It can be hard if you can't see them in person, but the color wheel on the copic site is helpful for determining what's close.

Re the medium round nibs, I bought a bag of them thinking I would swap some chisel tips out (since I do not have the airbrushing stuff and am not contemplating getting it). I never did... I read somewhere to think of the brush tip as a paintbrush and not a marker. The idea of a brush seemed to really help me color small areas and I lost the urge to "color" in the usual sense like you would with a marker.
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If you think it looks similar, I'd exchange. There are quite a few colors that are at best subtly different. It can be hard if you can't see them in person, but the color wheel on the copic site is helpful for determining what's close.

Re the medium round nibs, I bought a bag of them thinking I would swap some chisel tips out (since I do not have the airbrushing stuff and am not contemplating getting it). I never did... I read somewhere to think of the brush tip as a paintbrush and not a marker. The idea of a brush seemed to really help me color small areas and I lost the urge to "color" in the usual sense like you would with a marker.
I understand what you are saying...and I do that too. But on some images, (A Muse for example) you really need a fine point to color the image....so a fine point would be ideal.
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In case some of you are wondering why I didn't get the original copic, it is because they don't have all the colors in the original marker...plus I didn't like the square shape....to me it was uncomfortable.
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I got my order of nibs today and the results are *drum roll*

The Copic Medium Round Replacement Nibs are just like the SU! Journalers (2.3 mm end)! I am so excited! I've attached a little sample. HTH everyone who's been waiting.
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I have a question. The outside of my copics get ink on them. I seems like when I pop the lid, it sprinkles color on the pen. Is this normal? I've been having to clean it off after I use it.
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I understand what you are saying...and I do that too. But on some images, (A Muse for example) you really need a fine point to color the image....so a fine point would be ideal.
I just did this Amuse image on this card with only the brush tip on Sketches...

http://papercanoes.blogspot.com/2009...g-penguin.html

I actually find it easier to pin-point tiny areas with the brush tip than the round nib, but was really hoping I could use the round nib for writing if I needed to...I think it's a bit large yet though.
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I have a question. The outside of my copics get ink on them. I seems like when I pop the lid, it sprinkles color on the pen. Is this normal? I've been having to clean it off after I use it.
Here's a great post by Marianne about it. Scroll down to "Tips" and read that section. It's normal and don't wipe it, save every drop of it!
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You could use the Copic Multiliner just to be safe. It's made to be used with copic markers.
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I understand what you are saying...and I do that too. But on some images, (A Muse for example) you really need a fine point to color the image....so a fine point would be ideal.
I know what you mean... but (perhaps mind over matter thinking), lightly dabbing with the tips is doing OK for me. Maybe this is technique inspired by contemplating the cost of adding medium round nibs to all my markers!!

In Marianne's post about coloring amuse stamps, she talked about not needing to soak in small areas, and that seems to be true to my experience. But you are totally right, if there were fine tips for sketch, I would find it hard to resist. Copics are indeed addictive! Maybe I will get a chance to try the airbrush kit one day and decide that the sketch nibs do indeed have societal value....
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I'll answer part of your question - I have the Ciaos - the differences are 1) come in fewer colors 2) can't be used as easily with the Copic Air Brush system 3) hold less 4) are less expensive 5)don't have the number printed on the end of the caps 6) have little holes in the caps so if children swallow them they won't choke (?!?!?!?!?) that's all I can think of. Oh yeah, they are shaped differently - are round like SU markers
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I would use Memento Markers because it's the same ink as the Memento pads and they don't bleed with Copics.
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I got my order of nibs today and the results are *drum roll*

The Copic Medium Round Replacement Nibs are just like the SU! Journalers (2.3 mm end)! I am so excited! I've attached a little sample. HTH everyone who's been waiting.
Thank you for posting this....it really helps!
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I know what you mean... but (perhaps mind over matter thinking), lightly dabbing with the tips is doing OK for me. Maybe this is technique inspired by contemplating the cost of adding medium round nibs to all my markers!!

In Marianne's post about coloring amuse stamps, she talked about not needing to soak in small areas, and that seems to be true to my experience. But you are totally right, if there were fine tips for sketch, I would find it hard to resist. Copics are indeed addictive! Maybe I will get a chance to try the airbrush kit one day and decide that the sketch nibs do indeed have societal value....
Yeah, I know what you mean. I am not too thrilled about doing that either. But I might change them on a few of the brown, black, and gray markers...that I am more prone to needing a fine line.
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I have used a Zig Millenium Pen (05) with good results...I drew in the circles on the raincoat on this card and there was no bleeding or anything. These pens are easy to find and are about $2.79 at Joanns or Micheals.
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I love the results you all are getting with your Copic markers. I'm ready to take the plunge!

What set/colors/type would you suggest for someone who has never used Copics? I'll use them mainly for coloring stamps and writing on small/medium crafts. Unfortunately, I can't draw a lick, so I won't be using them to create large works of art.

Thanks for any info! I love looking at the cards & such posted here!
No sets! You will have quite a few colors you will never use and not enough colors you like. Custom sets would be ok of course!

I started by choosing colors that matched SU colors that I use a lot...since I know what brown, green, red, blue I love....then match them to the SU chart. After using your first order of about 10 or so, you will quickly learn which colors you need and which you can skip.
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Totally agree with you!! I bought every one individually....and have been thrilled with my choices thus far. Every person has colors that they use the most....start there.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:03 AM   #198
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Totally agree about sets in general EXCEPT if you have a Dick Blick near you.

They have a set of 24 done exclusively for them that actually has mostly useful colors (see below), and they **offer coupons**. It's $116 now, but I got it last Spring for $99 with a 30% off coupon. If you pay the $10 to join their frequent buyer club, they send you 30% and 40% coupons for in-store use every now and then, and you can also sign up for in-store coupons using the link on the store finder page. Not sure if they offer comparable on-line coupons, but if you like the set, it's worth investigating as your per marker cost is quite solid with this set.

It's too bad the other sets are not viable. Every time I get the really good 40% coupons, I keep looking at them and rejecting them. But I am very happy with my first copic purchase, which is officially called the Dick Blick Copic Manga Wallet Set A, and commend it to your attention!

Unfortunately, the site lists names, not numbers. Here's the description:

Set includes 24 markers in bright and skin tone colors, housed in a flexible nylon travel case that sits up on your desk for easy access and folds down beautifully for storage. This a perfect set for fashion and animation illustration. Contains one each Bougainvillea, Strong Red, Light Orange, Cadmium Orange, Acid Yellow, Golden Yellow, Spectrum Green, Veronese Green, Aqua Blue, Holiday Blue, Light Hydrangea, Stratospheric Blue, Crimson, Dog Rose Flower, Blue Violet, Prune, Neutral Gray 6, Neutral Gray 3, Sepia, Chamois, Fruit Pink, Skin White, Special Black, and a Colorless Blender.

Also, I personally prefer to purchase markers in sets of 2 (i.e., 2 of the same letter and same first number, but a second number about 3 apart) so you can blend, as opposed to singles. You can blend with markers outside the natural blending groups too, of course, but this was easier for me to follow when starting the collection. Finally, very light and light markers are your friends. Marianne's blog has a great explanation about this, as well as advice on picking colors.

Hope this helps! Once you get comfortable with these, you will very likely love them.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:37 AM   #199
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Cuppymouse, thank you for that information about Dick Blick. I think that set would be great to have!!
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:40 AM   #200
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I don't have any SU paper but am going to get some with my next order. I'll go out on a limb and guess that someone has a list (or a link to a list) of Copic colors that match SU paper. Would you mind sharing, please? Thanks!
Look at Post #2 by Cher (cjbapp).

SU and Copic Colors
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