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I have tried to convince myself not to buy Copcs, but I am very unhappy with my coloring. I know you are supposed to buy three shades of a color. I have exclusively SU inks, with lots of the In Color colors to go with. It seems that in many of the color families there are so many SU inks that blend from one to the other that I should be able to match SU inks and have my three copic pens in many color families. Does anyone have a list of copic colors that match SU inks and at the same time create the three shades in a color needed for good blending?
Hi I'm not sure if I have followed your meaning but you seem to be talking about two completely different types of marker pens.
The SU markers are water based, they are great for laying down solid blocks of colour or inking up your rubber stamps when you want more than one colour on the stamp. You can blend with them but you wont get the really smooth transition or grading of colour you get with the Copic. I find the best way to blend with my SU markers is to use water colour paper and an aqua pen and blend the colour with a little water
Copic markers are a whole different ball game and if you are addicted to colour like I am then you just gotta have Copic!!
If you go back through this thread to comments by atsamom aka Kim and then follow her link to her blog you will find up-to-date charts of colour comparasons of SU and Copic colours.
Others in this thread have mentioned sites or Youtube sites that will give you tutorials and below are three links to sites I frequent but if you are going to indulge your passion with some Copic I suggest you sign up for a couple of lessions before hand, just to get the feel and WARNING, WARNING, it is addictive.
What I am trying to say is - can I find three copic pens for shading in a color family where all three copics also match SU ink colors. It seems that I should be able to do that in about any color family, but I don't see how that goes together.
I would like to buy copic markers to the current SU colors match. I have been looking for a file in the current forum, but unfortunately found nothing. Therefore, I once even made a table using the data / files that I've found here.
Okay, ladies, I think you've convinced me to put Copics on my Christmas list. I'm excited just thinking about it. I usually don't want much and my kids always want to know what to get me and so far this year all I could think of was new kitchen towels. Copics are a better choice, don't you think?
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I'm pretty new to Copics, and I'm wondering... if I want to get the light, medium and dark shades of a certain color (like they had in the blendabilities), do I just get the next colors up and down from the one on the chart? For example, on the chart, it shows that Melon Mambo closely matches Copic RV29. Should I look for RV27 and RV31 as well? Is that how it works? I also notice that there are sometimes a few Copics listed next to a color, for example next to Daffodil Delight. Are those similar to the light, medium and dark shades that the Blendabilities offered? Has anyone tried the Copic blending trios?