I recently watched a video from one of my favorite YouTube artists, Valerie Flynn (aka, Art ala Carte). In it, she gives a sample of each color Copic marker she has in her personal collection and provides a running commentary on her favorites, what she uses them for, etc. Despite being a longer video than I usually watch, I really enjoyed it. There were several markers that she owns which I do not, and seeing them in a singular context allowed me to mentally list some I might like to add to my collection next.
But it lingered in the back of my mind for a few days, and a thought kept bubbling up: I have a lot of Copics, why don’t I do a similar video? It might be helpful to other artists, mightn’t it? And the more I thought, the more I liked the idea.
So, sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do.
I did a little more than just a tour of my markers. I wanted to offer something a little more than just that. So I started with a little tour of my workspace and marker storage, and delved a little into some useful tools. And, because I know the labeling system isn’t intuitive for everyone, I decided to provide a brief explanation of how that works. Part one includes all those features. Take a look:
Then, I got into the really fun bit in Part 2: the markers!! It runs rather long, especially for a YouTube video, but I managed to cover all 110 markers I own, so I had a lot of ground to cover (though I barely own a third of the available colors!). I had fun doing the video itself, and even if only one person finds it helpful (hopefully!) I will be happy! Enjoy!
I’d be happy to answer any questions that I can regarding Copics!
Thanks for watching!