Title: Need some Copic Help.
Snob - November 28, 2009 07:16 PM (GMT)
Well I've decided to finally go out and buy a ton of copis, but what to get? What colours are necessary, I have a few shadows I purchased a skin tone that's a bit too yellow. . . and a cool shadow, not much at all so far ^^;;
I'm using the copic sketch I think it's lovely stuff, I love the nibs that come with them so I don't have to go buy new nibs, that makes my life a little bit easier.
Are there any colors in particular you recommend? Any techniques on using them that I should understand, any tutorials that you feel are necessary for me to read?
The main thing I need help with is what colors to chose D : I have no idea they all seem spiffy, but what are some common colours most of you guys use? o 3o
Here's a list of markers I think would look rather decent just investigating certain hues.
Nyx - November 29, 2009 01:07 AM (GMT)
All that coding is making me see the matrix, yo. Dunno' what colours to recommend, but I got a friend who's completely obsessed with copic markers as well, iirc, she recommends... er.
Well, first off, what do you draw most often? (iirc, she draws robots and whatnot so there's a huge range of C, N, T and W; with a splash of the basics, like G07, R29 etc etc). Because that could impact on the range of palettes you might have to fork out a shitload of dough on.
Can't be too much of a help, sorry. I'm not big on traditional mediums.
Snob - November 29, 2009 01:28 AM (GMT)
Thanks Nyx! I'm a huge traditional person, I love watercolors too much to go completely digital, that and I just like the labor of it, the feel of stuff in my hands, it makes me happier to work on traditional work.
Yeah the coding of markers is just Bleargh D: It gets rather annoying real quick. But they made their color coding simpler, anything that starts with an R is a red, what starts with a YR is a yellow red etc.
But as for what I do. . . recently I've done a lot of lighthearted illustration work. Lots of color, but not too vibrant. Mainly people in my illustrations, lots of people actually, but I wish I could do robots better. . . *going to work on that*. (One of the latest things I worked on was a faun)
I also need to know what papers to work with, I became a huge paper dork last year and I always have the right paper for the job. Smooth bristol was alright, I attempted watercolour paper, that was suckish the tooth of the paper was just making the iink in the markers lay down horribly D :
Bah so many noobish questions.
Oh and I just went to hob lob to pic up some markers while doing my christmas shopping, I got three copics for five dollars, What a steal.
FunkyMonkey - December 5, 2009 05:39 AM (GMT)
Get your basics.
Some red, blue, yellow, orange, green and violet.
A flesh tone and maybe a brown or sepia; some grays.
Like Nyx said, think o what you draw more.
Almost depends on how you color.
I go dark to light, so I have a mass amount of dark reds and browns, and some light tones and pinks.
If you're the opposite though, I'd suggest more light peaches and the like.
Evi - December 5, 2009 09:31 AM (GMT)
if your just wanting to get a few like suggested get the basics.
and light versions of them. choose pure clean colours. if you need to its easy to dirty them up with a light grey or light brown.
with markers, you can't go lighter easily but you can go darker easily with layering, so keep that in mind.
as for skin tone i actually found the letraset "blush" was nicer than any copic colour ive come across.