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Markers, Pencils and Pens

Markers, Pencils and Pens

How long do Copic markers last?

How Long Do Copic Markers Last? Latest Research You Need To See

I received the question via email “How long do Copic Markers last?”. Which got me thinking, how do I answer this question? Does the questioner mean “for how long can a Copic Marker be used?” or does the questioner want to know, “how long does work produced by Copic Markers last?” They are both very […]

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Best Sketchbooks for Copic Markers

Best Sketchbooks for Copic Markers; Make your Copics pop!

In other articles, we have looked in great detail at Copic Markers. With all the wonderful features of these markers, it is very easy to forget the other important component of an illustration; the paper used with the Copic Markers. In this article, we are going to look deeper at the Best Sketchbooks for Copic […]

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How Many Copic Markers Are There?

358 Reasons you need to look at a Copic Marker Color Chart 2021

How many Copic marker colors are there? While broadly speaking, Copic markers come in 358 colors, not all Copic marker types come in 358 colors. Copic markers come in 3 types of Copic marker; the Copic Classic, Copic Sketch and Copic Ciao. Each Copic marker range comes with its own color ranges. They also have […]

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Are Copic Markers Safe on Skin?

Are Copic Markers Safe On Skin? I Don’t Want To Be Full Of Poison

As a graphic designer or artist, however careful you are with your work, there will always be occasions when you get ink on your skin. When I first started working with Copic markers my first thought was “Are Copic markers safe on skin?”. In the past this could have been a problem as in those […]

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Cheaper alternatives to copic markers

Cheaper Alternatives To Copic Markers You Will Love

Since 1987, the COPIC MARKERS from the “Too Corporation” have been an industry standard for graphic design markers. However, there are some people whose budget does not stretch far enough to buy these markers, and they seek cheaper alternatives to Copic markers. In this article, I am going to be taking a quick look at […]

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All Copic Markers Skin Tones Numbers

Listed: All Copic Markers Skin Tones Numbers from Whites to Black

As a colorblind artist (yes there is such a thing), the main issue I struggle with is skin tones. Luckily Copic have a wide range of markers with skin tones, grouped by numbers below from light to dark to choose from: 0 = Clear Blender Marker, E00 = Skin White, E04 = Lipstick Natural, E000 […]

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Why are copic markers so expensive?

Why Are Copic Markers So Expensive? Are they well made? Find out

Why are Copic markers so expensive? That’s the question I asked myself when I first started using high end markers for some of my artworks. I came across Copic, which was a brand of markers that were about 5 times more expensive than the next most expensive brand. I ended up purchasing a single marker […]

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Are Sharpies Toxic On Skin? Find Out If You’re Being Poisoned

Are Sharpies toxic on skin? Sharpies such as Sharpie Fine Point markers are generally non-toxic and xylene free and are safe to use on skin. If you are using King Size Sharpies, Magnum Sharpies or Touch-Up Sharpies then do not risk using these on yours or anyone else’s skin. They contain xylene and are not intended to be […]

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How many posca pen colors are there in the range

How many Posca pen colors are there? All colors listed!

After undertaking a lot of research, I found that Uni Posca paint pens come in 55 Classic colors, 8 tip sizes and 5 tip shapes. Of the 55 Colors, 8 are Metallic colors, 6 are Fluorescent colors and 8 are Glitter colors. Some colors are not available for the tip size and the same applies […]

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How To Erase Posca Markers

How To Erase Posca Markers on most surfaces – check out the list

How to erase Posca Markers on Most Surfaces – Having used Uni Posca Markers (also known as Posca Paint Pens) at home and in the studio for many years, and letting my 6 year old play with them I can tell you that I have had a lot of experience cleaning up after using them […]

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