Its been a while again but today I am so excited to share with you a new inky tips post all on the legendary “Copic markers” . To all the marker lovers out there you will understand the calling of the copic marker, once you have one you want them all. So here I’m going to give you a sneak peek at what they’re all about to spread the love and you can see if they’re a marker you’d like to try to.
Inky tip one : So Copic markers are a US produced marker, more recently they’ve become more widely available in the UK than they were a few years back so you can now source them much more easily . I got mine from a little etsy shop called ” September Playground” if you’re interested. They come in 3 different marker forms:
( Sadly I don’t have the copic original and wide markers here, but google them and you’ll see what I mean! They come with very different nib styles where as the copic sketch and ciao are very much the same.)
Inky tip two : These two types come in two nib styles, one is a chisel tip and the second is a very flexible brush tip ( very much like a watercolour tip). The tips do wear over time, however you’ll be happy to know you can purchase replacement nibs by simply popping them out and putting a new nib in its place.
Inky tip three : These inky pens come in at least 300+ colours that I’m aware of and you’re able to blend them and create a gradient effect when you use them. They also work really well with archival ink pens ( be careful with pencil as the graphite in the pencil can move onto the marker and stain the nib). You might also need to invest in special marker paper ( such as Daler & rowney, letraset or copics own marker paper) because these pens can bleed on certain paper surfaces.
Price : I won’t lie Copics are a pricey art investment as the ciao and sketch markers can cost anything from £3.45 to £5.00+ . The main difference between the copic sketch and ciao aside from the price is , the ciao comes with less ink than the sketch meaning over time with use they will run out faster. However you can purchase copic refills for about £5.00 which let you revive your pens so be sure not to throw them away!
Have you ever tried Copic markers? If so what did you think?