Art, Games, My Creations, Nerdism, Sketches

Day 78: Ponyta, marker colored

So I finally did it. I went and bought some Copic markers.

I know, I know. I’m not a marker artist. I don’t know any marker techniques. I don’t have any tricks of my own for using them. The last time I used markers was those Crayola markers sometime in elementary school. Plus, Copics are really expensive.

But I just couldn’t help myself because I found a 25% off first-time purchase coupon at Jerry’s Artarama. With free shipping.

See, Otaku Fuel is the cheapest store I know for buying Copics in the U.S.

A comparison of its prices with Blick and Jerry’s:

  • Individual Copic Sketch markers: $5.23 at OF, $$5.24 at Blick/JA
  • Copic Sketch Basic 12 set: $58.99 at OF, $62.91 at Blick/JA
  • 72 Set A: $329.99 at OF, $352.30 at Blick/JA

But with 25% off, that Set A at JA is only $264.23. Not a small price to pay… but I figured, where else was I going to find Copics for $3.67 a pop?

Really, I should have tried harder to put Copics out of sight, out of mind. The thing is, it’s so hard to go a day of art browsing without seeing the mysterious words “drawn with Copic marker.” Also, as much as I enjoy watercoloring, I sometimes feel like it requires just a bit too much preparation and space (all those brushes and that huge palette!) just to do the simplest coloring.


I guess at the end of the day, I should have paid more attention to this post (it starts, “This is a sketch that I did to show that you don’t need fancy supplies to create the art you want…”) from Nuri of tumblr account actionhankbeard.

Anyway, worked on this Ponyta. Didn’t really spend a lot of time on it at all (I busted it out in just under half an hour) because the start was so rough I didn’t think it had a chance of turning out decent. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I could definitely afford to take more time with the next marker piece and get some real practice in.




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  1. Day 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90: Eevee Evolutions sketch with watercolor markers – An Opus Per Diem

    24 July 2016 at 10:43 am.

    […] markers to use when, thanks to some sketchbook doodles (including that hastily drawn Ponyta from Day 78). And unlike when I’m trying to force myself to put real effort into something I’m not […]

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