Starry sketch with Copic markers
Copic markers are refillable with permanent/non-toxic/alcohol-based ink that can be mixed to create new colors (you can buy empty markers for this purpose), made in Japan, available in 358 colors, have a chisel-style tip at one end and brush tip on the opposite end (with a round tip available as well), and are available in 6 different styles:
Original (Available in 214 different colors. They are shaped like a square and have replaceable nibs and ink. These have one fine tip side and one broad chisel tip side. Both caps are numbered.)
Sketch (Available in all 358 colors. The marker barrel is shaped like an oval. These have one brush tip and one medium Chisel tip. The chisel tip is smaller than the chisel tip on the original marker. The brush tip is a ‘super’ brush and is firmer than the brush tip on the Ciao markers. They have replaceable nibs and ink.)
Wide (Mainly used to color large areas with consistency and without streaking the colors. They are thicker and bigger than the Copic Sketch and Copic Original. These have a wide chisel tip. Copic Wides are only available in 36 colors. Copic Wides have refillable ink and replaceable nibs.)
Ciao (Thin, with replaceable nibs and refillable ink. Copic Ciao markers are available in 180 colors. Like all Copic markers, they have two ends, a brush tip and a medium chisel tips. The brush tip is softer than the ‘super-brush tip’ on the Sketch markers. They also hold less ink.)
Comic (available in 72 colors. The barrel is oval and is compatible with the Copic Air-brushing system. Copic Comic has a Super Brush nib and a medium round nib instead of a medium broad. This marker has replacement ink and nibs, however, the ink colors are not all the same as the colors on Original, Sketch, Wide or Ciao. Copic Comic markers are currently only available in Japan.)
Sketch 25th Anniversary (Available in 36 colors, with a Black Oval barrel like the Sketch. They have one brush tip and a small pointed bullet tip. The 25th Anniversary markers are also refillable and have exchangeable nibs, however cannot work with the Copic airbrush system without replacing a nib for a chisel nib. They are limited edition with only 3,000 sets produced.)
Learn more HERE.
These markers just became my new soon-to-be favorite illustrating tool.
Show this Saturday Night at Art District Flea. We go on at 10pm. No Jet Left at 9. Features work by @katherinebrannock and @ericoneillart. It’s going to get weird. #freemusic #losangeles #la #art #music #dtla #maadwest
Well, by way of an official final-type announcement: Come one, come all!
the very first printing of Jellybots chapter 1 mini comic (and accompanying nifty buttons!), Dawngate Chronicles postcards, and a very few signed copies of The Curse of Maleficent will be available at Booth D308 Friday (tomorrow! yipe!), Saturday and Sunday at Boston Comic Con!
I’ll be sitting, sketching, and chatting alongside my friend, the extremely talented Anne Szabla (who has generously let me share her booth). She makes Bird Boy, which is awesome.
Come shake our hands, pay us for comics, sketches and prints! Marvel at our winsome smiles! MAYBE EVEN TOUCH A MOUSTACHE.
I look forward to seeing you there!