Tuesday, 5 May 2009


Good afternoon!

I keep seeing lots of images beautifully coloured with Copics and Promarkers. After much umming and ahhing I decided to buy a pack of 5 Copic Ciaos (Manga set 3) to see how I got on with them. I really liked them and was surprised how useful just 5 colours were - but as I'm sure to get bored with this palette I have succumbed and ordered a set of 36 pens (I am blessed with a wonderful partner who said I could have these).

I know before they arrive that I will probably still need some individual pens, that won't be in the set, e.g. for skin tone and also for outlining the images and this is where I need some help please. Can anyone recommend good colours for skin and outlining?

Here's my first attempt with the set of 5 pens.

Please don't look too closely - I need lots more practice!

Many thanks.

Clare x


Jacilynn said...

Welcome to the copic club. They are so addictive to use. I use Eoo for skin, for a darker tone, I use E31. The nice thing about copics is if you don't have a color that matches exactly you can blend them together to make custom colors. Hope this helps. Can't wait to see more.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

These are brilliant Clare, I love those colopurs. Can you tell me if you managed to get them at a good price as I am also thinking of getting some to see how I get on with them. I have some promarkers skin tones on order as I was told these were better than copics for skin tones but there seems to be far more colours available in Copics.
Hugs Julie x

Debbie said...

Hi Clare, great images and your colouring is fabulous.
I am know expert but if it helps these are the colours I use:
Skin Colours: E00, E11, E21, E51 & R20 for the cheeks.
Outlining: CO, BOO & BG10.
Hope this helps. Debbie x

Steph said...

Clare - your colouring is FAB, looks like you're having lots of fun with your new Copics - that's a lot to get in one go you lucky thing! I can't live without E00 (skin) & R20 (blush), love Steph xxx

Adele said...

Oh WOW, you will LOVE them. Cannot help you choose, I am a nightmare deciding for myself!LOL

Have fun!

love Dingle.xx