I know it's a lame title, but I didn't know what to write for it so that it doesn't sound like a tutorial.
I recently got a 12-set of Copic sketch markers and have no idea how to use them. I want to practice strokes with them, but I don't know where to start, especially with paper. I have that Strathmore bristol board and some Georgia Pacific cardstock, but are these actually good paper to practice on (the bristol board's expensive for me...)?
Does anyone have any tips for me? I'm actually trying to practice with them so I can color my animu-style (yes, I said that--I know that I have sucky anatomy and stuff--which I will improve upon, but I'd still like to know where the lights and shadows are) pictures and make better compositions, being that I don't like staying monochrome all the time. And does anyone know of any prominent deviantART Copic artists besides Kaoru-chan, Kyoko-Taide and cartoongirl7? I'd really like to learn from other Copic artists, too. As I said before, I want to start practicing with color.