I ordered two sets of Copic markers last week, and one of them arrived today. I sat down with these 72 colors (well… 71. There are two “shades” of black that I can’t tell apart.) and colored a reference sketch of an alien I designed. It didn’t come out too badly.
Then I felt ready to tackle a character I was actually reasonably familiar with: The leggy, curvaceous Doctor Edward “Bunni” Bunnigus.
The text bubble (which I’ve not added yet) will likely read “Bend over, soldier. This is going to hurt.”
These markers blend better than the Prismacolors, they’re easier to use, and their case is much more convenient than the patented Prismacolor open-and-fold box. Oh, and they’re refillable. If it gets to the point that I’m doing enough commissioned artwork to run these dry, I’ll be able to afford refills.
Yes, I’m planning on doing some commissioned pieces. I’ll post details in an Open Letter under the comic soon.