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    Question MARKERS - Prismacolor? Copic??

    Hi, just a general query from a rookie as to what markers people use?
    What should i invest in? (i live in the uk so iim not sure they will have all the US brands here)
    I have tried copic markers but as a student they are a bit pricey!
    Also what paper is good to use with them? Thank you people!!


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    both are very exspenive, i dunno which since i've never used them before...
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    Hey i'm UK crew too. I use copics with a pad of daler rowney marker paper.
    I've found the greys to be really useful and the other colours kind of hit and miss, depending on what you are doing. But i like the greys.... 8)
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    Get Copics. Worth the extra $. Prismas go dry so fast, you almost feel like you've been scammed.

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    I stick with a bunch of warm and cool greys for my Copic markers. They're the best I know of.
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    Prismacolors have always been what I stick to ... it's true they run out quicker --- but they're a purfect balance of 'gushy' but 'dry' and their softness if perfect -- pluss their new 'small' tip is really a life-saver.

    Trias are great for how drippy they are --- but I mostly use the refil cartiges to cover a lot of ground.

    and Copics are great for a unique stroke -- they're giant - but they're way hard - so I often get very sloppy-scratchy strokes from the blunt side not making it all the way to the paper.

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    Created a poll some time ago...so you can see for yourself what people here prefer >>>> Marker Poll <<<<


    Markers will be expensive no matter which brand you choose....worse, if you keep them in a high heat environment they evaporate fast!
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    I'm sort of a marker novice, but I recently got a set of the Letraset Pantone markers by Tria. There are 50 markers in the smaller set, and it cost about $180. These are great and a good investment because they are refillable with the Pantone ink, and they have three different tip sizes rather than two. And plus, if you are ever doing any mock-up design work that will be printed, the pantone markers match the pantone print inks so it'll give you a more accurate idea if that is what you choose to print with. As far as drawing goes, the smallest tip stays drier, but the other two are really fluid and great for loose work because you can almost coax a watercolor quality out of them, and I find that they are great for filling large areas of space to be worked over with other mediums colored pencil or acrylic...without having to worry about them drying up. The only big issue that I have with them is that there is not a huge range of grays like other brands, and many of the earth tones are warmer tones, so it tends to look muddy if you are trying to have a cooler atmosphere in your drawings.
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