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Copics: My FAQs by MzzAzn Copics: My FAQs by MzzAzn

:bulletpink: My F.A.Q.s for Traditional Work:bulletpink:



If you have general questions about Copic Markers themselves - please refer to the official website: Copicmarker.com

Before continuing, please note, I do not work for Copic Markers USA. I only use copics for my a side hobby of coloring.

Which type of copic markers do you use?
I currently use Copic ciao markers and sketch markers.

Did you receive these as gifts or bought them?
I bought them. Most of them I bought on amazon.com (in sets of 72) but then one day, Copicmarkers.com an authorized dealer had a sale for all the available markers (at the time) in a set so I bought it. I was tired of buying markers in sets and wanted a good deal on whole bulk. I will resell the duplicates later.


So- do you have all 358 markers?
I used to ;_; I had to sell a majority..


When you bought them in the set of 334, how much did it cost?
I bought them from copicmarkers.com and it was $1,700. I love that website. They gave me so many marker pads, extra lining markers, etc for free with my large purchase.


Why did you purchase the sketch markers over the other types?
There's more range of color and I also have the airbrushing system (that I never use .__.)


For traditional sketches (before lining), what do you use?
I use a typical mechanical pencil with .7mm lead and a kneaded eraser.


What do you use to line your art work when you draw traditionally?
Copic Multiliners in various sizes. However, I typically create my line art in Paint Tool Sai.


When you create line art digitally in Paint Tool Sai, what printer are you using to print the final line art?
I'm using a HP Photosmart All in One printer C6280.


What kind of paper do you use?
I just go into a local crafts/office supply store and buy bright white original card stock (acid free). I like to color using thicker paper while others might prefer thin ones.


What do you use to create the white lines and high lights of your work?
I use a white Sakura Gelly Roll gel pen. I use other colors that belong to that brand. They work well and are very smooth.


How do you preserve your copic works?
I buy sheet protectors and store them in them, in a binder, in a dark cool place away from sunlight.


I see you edit your work in Photoshop often, what are you doing to brighten the colors?
I play around the Levels and sometimes add effects (glows, backgrounds) in Photoshop. I also will use stock images once in a while for a background - always giving credit to the original artist for the stock photo!


Why do you prefer copic markers over other brands?
I love the brush tip and I've had great customer service with Copic representatives (websites, etc.)


What are your favorite colors?
I don't really have many-- just the purples and pinks are my favorites to color with.

Do you do Copic marker commissions?
Yes, I do, information is found here.


Will you be posting a copic color reference sheet one day?



Do you have any copic tutorials?
Currently I have a few. I hope they help.




If there are any commonly arising questions, I will edit this and add them here!
I hope my FAQ page helps you guys a bit!


Have a great day!
Love from Mzzy.
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:iconsuperbluepanda:
SuperBluePanda Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow how much did all of those cost you
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I think 2k, not sure, it was a long time ago.
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SuperBluePanda Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omfg wtf that's so much I got two sets of 72 together they cost 260
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:iconatsusakaneytza:
AtsusaKaneytza Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How in the heck did you get enough money to buy those? D:
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Work!
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:iconatsusakaneytza:
AtsusaKaneytza Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I figured you'd say that. XD
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:iconmotimo:
motimo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifullll *___* Are you still selling markers right now? If so, how much? :0
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Yep! $4 each. [link] :)
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:iconshuyin-matsunai:
Shuyin-Matsunai Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow i only have just over a hundred umm were you get the copic bag from ive been looking but I cant find it
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I bought it online ^_^
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:iconlembas--bread:
Lembas--Bread Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN!! THTS ALOT OF COPICS!! How much droid this all cost?
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
2k.
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:iconlembas--bread:
Lembas--Bread Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow 2k... DAAAAAMMMNN I have copic sketch set D 72 and set B 72 ... Me is a hobo.
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:iconkiyoki22:
kiyoki22 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
are you still selling some?
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Yep!
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:iconushniz:
Ushniz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Oh mah gawd. :imcryingsomuchplz:
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
>u<
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:icononecola:
onecola Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
O-o Oh my god... So many copics! Lol you must have spent a fortune on them ;w; i have 7.. Lol
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
LOL yes i did :XD:
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:iconrua--briongloid:
Rua--Briongloid Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have 589 markers...


All sketch all ciao and many multiples...


._. I'm obsessed
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
lol i noticed i only collected them and didnt use them!
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:iconcembree:
cembree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know how the copics come in 4 sets of 72 each? That's 288 colors, but they say there's 358. So where did the other 70 something markers come from? :meow:
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Idk, I don't buy them all in sets like that.
[link]
Maybe they don't make sets from some colors.
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:iconcembree:
cembree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. :meow: Did you buy many sets of 12 though?
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I bought zero of those sets lol
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:iconcembree:
cembree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay. Separate markers?
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
yes
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:iconcembree:
cembree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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giraffey9 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
im gonna ask for like 3 for christmas XD thats probably $24 right there. :o
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:iconcembree:
cembree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm...Are you buying from an art store? :3 try an art website then...they have copics for 5.24 each instead of 8. There's shipping, but I don't think it'll surpass 9 dollars.
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giraffey9 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
yes from micheals. i didnt know that, thanks!!! ^^ i will try that then! :)
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:iconcembree:
cembree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Try:

dickblick.com

or

[link]

They sell individuals, and the people at dickblick (the first link) are known to give free samples of art supplies. ^^
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giraffey9 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
ok thanks sooo much for those links!!!! they will be helpful! :D
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
XDD
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:icongiraffey9:
giraffey9 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
They must be really good markers then? since they are so expensive X)
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:icontga-tsurugi:
TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HAWW JEEZ I've wanted that case for forever!! >.< :glomp:
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
XDDDD i love it.
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:icontga-tsurugi:
TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha! I'm glad to hear that. Hopefully I can get one soon! :hug:
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:icontea-britannia:
tea-britannia Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have that case! The buckets are really, really annoying. if you take out few markers they all fall in the little cup!
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Yeah I'm organizing them now and it's ticking me off LOL
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:icondoks-assistant:
Doks-Assistant Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
COPIC HEAVEN!
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
<3
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:iconotakusyra:
OtakuSyra Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy copic heaven!!!!
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:iconmzzazn:
MzzAzn Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
XD
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:iconotakusyra:
OtakuSyra Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i want them so bad, but its so expensive!!! >.<
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:icondoks-assistant:
Doks-Assistant Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
No kidding, I only have 90 and my bank account hates me.
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:iconotakusyra:
OtakuSyra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol, i dnt have have any DX
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:iconotakusyra:
OtakuSyra Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lolol!
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:icondoks-assistant:
Doks-Assistant Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love copies, I just hate the sheer price. Oh the woes of being an artist on a budget. :/
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:iconotakusyra:
OtakuSyra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
rite?!
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