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Unread 11-28-2015, 05:01 PM   #641
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I'll look through my collection and find my most common color values in those you listed after dinner
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Unread 11-28-2015, 06:22 PM   #643
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Yellows: Y11, Y13, Y17
Greens: G17, G19 and I also like YG13, YG17
Oranges: YR16, YR18 (and whichever you want on either end of that)
Blues: B14, B16 and B93, B95, B97
Violets: BV11, BV13, BV17 and V04, V05, V06
Browns: E37, E39 and E25, E27
Reds: R35, R37

Those are the colors I reach for the most I'd start there, have a look on the chart and see if you want any hues in a darker shade or a lighter tint.

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My LSS is going to order copics for me but I need recommendations for colors. I want to get three colors in each of these families that will belnd well.

Green
Red
Yellow
Orange
Blue

This should be a good start. I have R20, R22, and R24 but would still like a set of brighter reds.
Here is a link where I often refer people. Michelle Houghton's recommended starter colors are almost the same as the first blending groups I initially ordered and use still use the most:
The Copic Markers You Need in Your Starter Set - Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design

Here is what I'd recommend:

Reds: R22, R24 & R29. The R20s are probably the "brightest" of the reds. But if you want to go deeper, like Santa's velvet suit red, you might consider adding an R59 to the reds above.

Pink: I have yet to find my "I love it" pink blending group. I have:
R00, R11 and R20
RV02, RV04
RV21, RV23, RV25
RV32, RV34
RV63, RV66

Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, though Michelle recommends Y11, Y13, Y19 (probably because Y15 is so similar to Y19). You will find lots of shades to be similar, which some similar numbers will feel like there's something missing. I don't have Y19 but hope to add it to my collection one day.

Orange: I went with YR12, YR15, YR18 but I think Michelle's choice of YR04, YR07, YR09 is a really good combo.

Blue: Now we are getting into troubled waters. It depends on what you want to do and you'll likely need several sets of blues. I have
B0000, B000 and B01 for a pale sky blue.
B12, B14, B16 for a basic blue.
B91 & B95 OR B41 & B45 for blue jeans.
And I love the teal blues: BG02, BG05, BG07

Greens are a whole other can of worms and it depends on what you are coloring. I tend not to blend my greens as much, since I use them for tiny blades of grass, thin stems, other foliage. So instead of a single blending group, I found I needed variety.
G21, G24, G28 for a basic green, plus YG13 and YG17 for that new spring foliage and then maybe a bit of YG95, YG97, YG99.

Purple: favorite V12, V15, V17 (lavender shades); or BV00, BV02, BV04 (blue-violet shades)

I'm not even going to get started on all the browns I think I need! But I will say my most used browns are E00, E21 (light skin) E31, E33, E35 and E37 (medium/dark skin and wood).

Gray: Michelle recommends getting an N1 to start. I think this is probably a good choice. I now wish I'd gone with neutrals. I use mostly C00, C1, C3 but also have C5, C7, C9 (almost black, can't color well with it) and W00, W1, W3.

Here is a link that might help you choose blending colors for what you want to accomplish: Just4FunCrafts: Color of the Day
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Thanks Rhoda! I'm going to use all recommendations to come up with a list.

Melissa, that website is awesome! I'm sure with both your list and Rhodas I should be be able to come up with a good starter list. I have soectrums and all the blendabilities that I can use in between. Blendabilities tend to l bee too dark for the blending.
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Kathy, I know you don't normally shop online but if possible you might want to consider spending the $6 to get Sandy Allnock's Hex Chart. I just finished filling in my chart. I have only 80 Copic markers and already I see areas where I could have done without a few shades because they are so darn similar ... in fact, almost exact to my eye.

I could pick one: G99, YG99, YG97 -- as they are virtually impossible for me to tell apart on my chart. Same goes for BG07 & BG09; B04 & BG05; B41 & B91; B45 & B95.

My printed pre-colored sheet is not exact to my markers (probably monitor calibration) but it is good enough to see what colors are very, very similar. The $6 chart purchase should save you quite a chunk of money in the end.Hex Chart for use with Copic markers - Sandy Allnock
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Some of my markers have gone empty. I have had them for
quite some time now. So i have 2 questions i thought maybe
someone could help me with.

1. What's best, new markers or refills?
(My nibs are in good condition)

2. Where online do you recommend?

Thanks for your help.
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Definitely refill them.

You get 10-12 refills from one refill bottle and if you keep the refill bottles in a dark cool place they last for years. Maryanne Walker ( from Copic) said she has had some refills for 10 years and they are still good.
You can also buy replacement nibs.
I keep my refills in a black plastic file tote in the closet . The black insures that they are in the dark .

The Copic pens last a life time if you don't break the barrel or the cap . You can replace the nibs and ink

I buy my refills from Oozak . He usually has all the colors . He will back order them if he is out of any colors . They are called "Various Ink" I guess that is a Japanese translation of something

Oozak.com | Copic Markers

The easiest way to refill them is to take off both end caps and SLOWLY drop ink from the refill onto the "chisel tip" end . Normally about 20 + drops . If it is bone dry it may take a few more drops . You can see when it is saturated and the ink takes a long time to absorb . If you accidentally over fill it the ink will start dripping from the brush point end . If that happens just scribble on scrap paper to use up some of the excess ink

After you are finished filling it put both caps on and lay it vertically for about an hour to equalize the ink.

Hope this helps
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Oops I meant to say after filling lay it HORIZONTALLY -- sorry
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Most craft stores that sell Copics usually do refills for you. I pay $2 to get a copic refilled when it runs out. I have bought some refill packs myself of ones I use a lot like all the skin colours, but find it easier (and cheaper) to just get most of the others refilled at the store when they need it.
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Thank you Barbara Jay, I will go check out oozak. Great info on how
to refill them, that probably would of been my next question.

Jan R, I don't have any stores near by that would refill them for me, but that sounds
great. I will double check just to be on the safe side.
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Does anyone know if you can buy Copics in Vietnam? I saw where someone had bought some in Taiwan and as I am going to Vietnam in March I wondered if they were available there too. Are there any members here from Vietnam?
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Hi everyone! I've been hopeing to get a bigger storage case for my markers. I've been eyeing up that huge storage case that holds all the markers but it's starting to look like no one is selling it anymore? Has anyone seen it or is it time to start looking for something else?
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There is a new Copic storage that made it's debut at CHA earlier this month.. check out their website to see more info about it....
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https://imaginationinternationalinc.com/ Here's the new case....
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Wow it's been a long time since I have been on here!
I have a bunch of tutorials that have the Copic marker colours listed, but my preferred medium is still my prisma premier pencils. Does anyone have a conversion chart showing the equivalent pencil colour to copic marker colour? I don't care if the colour is shown, I'm more interested in the recommended/suggested equivalent. I don't have that many Copics so i can't create my own list where the colours would be accurate. I have posted this in the Prismacolour thread also. tia
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Hi, I am a member of a great group in Australia called Kit and Clowder. Alyce Keegan teaches great online classes of both markers and pencils, so check out her website, I know she has some info on marker substitutes not sure if it is just for markes or pencils too, she does classes for both and if you join her Facebook group she has some free classes. These are downloadable classes and yours to keep.
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I posted my question in this thread, but I am not sure if anyone reads it: Copic to SU Marker color comparison?

Does anyone have the matches for the 14-15 and 15-16 In Colors? Thanks, Barb
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Hi all,I have an emergency...coloring with N4 and it just started dropping ink in blobs...any ideas what might be wrong?
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That happens sometimes if you've traveled with them. Take the ends off both sides and let the pressure equalize for a minute and then put the ends back on.
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sometimes it can also be that the tip isn't in all the way...
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Ok, thanks! I'll try leaving the caps off...they came in the mail two weeks ago. I unpacked them immediately and put them away horizontally. I've been using them with no problems til now...but hey, anything can happen
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Hi - I've had that happen too! Frustrating!

The advice to pop both caps is great, but you do not have to leave the caps off any length of time, just take them off and on quickly to stabilize the pressure in the barrel.

When you are coloring, if you see the marker nib start to glisten with extra ink, pull the chisel end cap off to act as a suction to draw the ink back into the marker barrel.

This can happen because of changing air pressure or if a marker is completely full. It also can happen with colors that you are using more sparingly - just using the tip of the nib for smaller points or strokes of ink vs. the width of the full brush of the nib. Knowing what to look for or precursors can help protect your work.
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Hi - I've had that happen too! Frustrating!

The advice to pop both caps is great, but you do not have to leave the caps off any length of time, just take them off and on quickly to stabilize the pressure in the barrel.

When you are coloring, if you see the marker nib start to glisten with extra ink, pull the chisel end cap off to act as a suction to draw the ink back into the marker barrel.

This can happen because of changing air pressure or if a marker is completely full. It also can happen with colors that you are using more sparingly - just using the tip of the nib for smaller points or strokes of ink vs. the width of the full brush of the nib. Knowing what to look for or precursors can help protect your work.
Thank you for the in depth explanation...that really helps!! I ended up just leaving it alone for a while. But now I know what to look for should it begin to happen again.
Thanks again!
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