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Unread 11-09-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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Anyone here use Sandy Allnock's Copic Hex Chart? If so, do you find it useful?

Ms Allnock's chart is supposed to help users see what colors go together by looking at their color rather than relying on the marker number. I usually refer to my old 2011 Copic color chart but I'm wondering if I might get a better feel for choosing blending colors if I use the $6 hex chart. Here is a link:Copic Hex Chart by Sandy Allnock

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I DO!

What it really did for me is show me how nearly identical some colors are - you don't need to buy every color. The swatch book they provide at their classes separate those, so it's not as obvious. This is one of the most useful things I've ever bought. The only thing I'd say is I think I'd buy a pre-colored one so that I knew what NOT to buy.

I bought mine and filled in what I have and saw so many that I didn't need to have bought, KWIM?
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Unfortunately, I know exactly what you mean. I have a few BGs and Bs that could easily substitute for one another as well as a couple in my green/yellow-green collection. I have not taken a Copic coloring class, so most of my choices were made after long hours of straining these old eyes trying to see the color differences in pictures on the Internet.

I did not see an option to buy a pre-colored chart, but I certainly see an advantage to getting one. As much as I love my Copic markers, it is obvious that there are a few shades that don't blend well with others, even those in their same blending group.
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Unfortunately, I know exactly what you mean. I have a few BGs and Bs that could easily substitute for one another as well as a couple in my green/yellow-green collection. I have not taken a Copic coloring class, so most of my choices were made after long hours of straining these old eyes trying to see the color differences in pictures on the Internet.

I did not see an option to buy a pre-colored chart, but I certainly see an advantage to getting one.
As much as I love my Copic markers, it is obvious that there are a few shades that don't blend well with others, even those in their same blending group.
It says it comes with a two page colored PDF for reference... maybe that is a full chart?

I am glad you posted though-- someone showed me a picture of this hex chart, and I've been thinking about it ever since, so I'm glad to have a link!
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The .pdf color chart might give an idea of the shades, but I don't know how accurate it will be what with different monitor and printer color calibrations. Several years ago, people were selling hand-colored Copic charts. I'd like to see an affordable hand-colored chart.
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I do use it. I think it is very helpful. I thought if the Copic numbers were next to each other, the colors would be also, but it turns out that they are not. In addition to helping select which color to use to get a good blend, it also helps me see what colors I need.

copic coloring is not my forte but at least the chart helps!
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I printed up both the coloured one and the one to be coloured. Found it good to see blocks of colours that went together and as you say some colours can be so close to others. What I found out was that when I coloured in what I had the chart looked very empty lol obviously I am happy to have less than more. Could also see where I was really lacking in a colour range and should rectify.
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I love mine. It is such a useful tool.
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Melissa59 - thanks for asking about the chart. I bought it and I like being able to see what matches. From the beginning I bought my Copics in sets of 3 (lightest, medium, darkest) shades and I always wondered if I was missing some key colors. Now I know that I did a decent job.

The color chart lets me know what color I might want to acquire to fill in a few gaps as I never trust the online store color charts.

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I too am a fan of Sandy's Hex chart. I used to use to old chart to pick colors to match, but this makes it so much easier. Also, when I want to put in darker shadows, this works great for choosing those colors to add dimension. When you start using it, you can appreciate the time she spent putting the chart together!
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I love, love my chart. It makes so much more sense to me than the old style. I like having the colors together so, if I want to make a pastel kind of coloring I can see right away which colors are available...same with medium and dark groupings.

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I am new to copic markers and I bought the chart I took it to office max and my own card stock and had them print it for me I love it I was always trying to figure out the number system and would by some very saturated markers that I found I didn't like. well worth the money for it as she did such a great job on it.
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I finally got around to downloading Sandy's Copic hex chart today. I wish I had this five years ago when I first got into Copics!

The color chart that I printed has greens that are spot on but browns that are too red. I think I need to calibrate my monitor and print it again. But even with the shades a bit off, I can see how some colors outside of their color groups will work well together and have a better idea of what I already have to fill in some of the gaps.

Even with only 80 of the 300+ colors, I see where I could have saved money by not buying certain markers. (ie: BG07 & BG09 are identical, as are B41 and B91) Well, they might be a hair off but to my eye they are essentially the same.

I read Sandy's explanation about moving the colors around and around and finally settling on what she has done. After seeing the colors and how they fit with each other, I can see how much of a nightmare this project would be. So happy she did the work, and yes, what a wonderful job she did!
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