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Unread 01-05-2009, 06:15 AM   #161
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I have mostly copic Caios. Is there a nip I could use to replace the chisel tip?
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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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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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If you ever think you might add on the airbrush system, you will want to retain the chisel tip.
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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if you are free sketching with a black pen/marker and then coloring it in with copics....what brand of pen should you use that won't bleed?

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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 notice there are several types of Copic markers. After the work Copic, some boxes say "sketch" some say "ciao" and others say nothing. Can anyone tell me what the difference is and what the preferred type among stampers is?
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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 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.

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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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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!
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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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Thank you for warning me off the sets. It makes sense to buy individually.

I was reading a blog and it said to get 2-3 shades of each color for blending (shading? not sure what it was called). Since some colors are so very similar, I wouldn't choose 2-3 colors right next to each other on the chart, correct? I want a bit of range, right?

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!


Cjbapp, that card is wonderful! You matched the paper beautifully!
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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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Cuppymouse, thank you for that information about Dick Blick. I think that set would be great to have!!
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Look at Post #2 by Cher (cjbapp).

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Cuppymouse, thank you for that information about Dick Blick. I think that set would be great to have!!
Do you live near a Dick Blick? I would be willing to fork over the 40% off in store coupon that's currently in my purse. It is a ton more off for you than it would be for me to get the E50 I planned to snag with it so I would sacrifice for a fellow crafter if it would help you. I do not think it would be cost effective for me to send it to you, however, given Chicago's egregious sales tax (the highest in the nation) and shipping/insurance. But see if you can find a decent online coupon if you don't have a store and like these colors. The big difference btwn this set and the regular copic sets is that this has skin tones and largely light to light-medium shades (with the exception of black and a dark purple).

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Thanks! That is exactly how my markers look so I will use her technique!
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Unread 01-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #196
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The Manga wallet set just mentioned has colors set up in blending pairs. This is a great, basic, bright wallet. perfect to start with (I picked these colors years ago for drawing comics, but the set works for anything)
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Do you live near a Dick Blick? I would be willing to fork over the 40% off in store coupon that's currently in my purse. It is a ton more off for you than it would be for me to get the E50 I planned to snag with it so I would sacrifice for a fellow crafter if it would help you. I do not think it would be cost effective for me to send it to you, however, given Chicago's egregious sales tax (the highest in the nation) and shipping/insurance. But see if you can find a decent online coupon if you don't have a store and like these colors. The big difference btwn this set and the regular copic sets is that this has skin tones and largely light to light-medium shades (with the exception of black and a dark purple).

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Thank you! That is such a sweet offer! I don't have a Dick Blick near me, unfortunately. I was thinking that I would just pay full price and order it online. I'm just very happy to see those colors matched together. Gives me somewhere to start buying more markers.
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Unread 01-06-2009, 11:50 AM   #198
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I notice there are several types of Copic markers. After the work Copic, some boxes say "sketch" some say "ciao" and others say nothing. Can anyone tell me what the difference is and what the preferred type among stampers is?
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[QUOTE=cuppymouse;12603034]Totally agree about sets in general EXCEPT if you have a Dick Blick near you.

I totally agree. Dick Blick is awesome if you have one near you and can go in person. The 10% off is so worth it as it is automatic everytime and they are also good about having 20% off sales in addition to the 30%-40% mail coupons.

Also, the best part is they carry absolutely EVERY color in both the ciao and sketch, so you can see them all in person and not have to rely on the numbering system so much. Their prices with the frequent buyer card and the sales alot of time make thier prices very compatible to on-line. And at least for me even if it is slightly more it sooo worth being able to touch and feel.
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Thank you! That is such a sweet offer! I don't have a Dick Blick near me, unfortunately. I was thinking that I would just pay full price and order it online. I'm just very happy to see those colors matched together. Gives me somewhere to start buying more markers.
You're welcome! I feel so validated now that I see that Marianne, knower of all things Copic, was involved with the set I got!

It is indeed very nice as a starter since it has a good assortment of basic colors and, as Marianne notes, the markers generally coordinate. However, I freely admit that I thought it would hold me for a while, but once I played with them, I promptly turned around and got a bunch more (lighter coordinating colors and the 3 different very light greys). If you end up ordering this, feel free to let me know and I will tell you what I have now and comment on them as I built from this set and have the luxury of being able to swipe markers in person when choosing. (I currently have 44, I think).

Please sign up for dickblick.com coupons and hold out for a good one! I get them, but never paid a lot of attention to them since I don't have to pay shipping if I use in-store ones. My thrifty nature rebels at the thought of you paying full price! I will think of you and send good coupon thoughts when I get my E50 this weekend. I try to be good and get markers whenever there's a coupon. I'm pretty much tapped out for Hobby Lobby colors (lame assortment), but Dick Blick has them all, which I totally appreciate.
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