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Old 10-29-2010, 02:59 AM   #4
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There are less expensive alternatives to the Copic brand. I've heard Promarkers are very good, much less money and work just as well. Whatever you do, don't buy a set of markers. Choose the color families you use most and buy two or three values in that family. Looking at the Copic color chart is helpful with this. For example if you want a red and you pick Lipstick Red from the chart as your favorite(R29) you're going to need several markers that are lighter than that one for blending. So I would choose at least two more from that group. R20, and R24.
You just don't get this in prepackaged sets and you are left with a bunch of single colors that you can't blend with.

My advice would be to pick a marker whether it's Copic or Promarker or another brand, get their color chart and start choosing colors. HTH!
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