Copic Markers FAQ
Please refer to the Copic Australia website for a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions.
There is also a wealth of information on Marianne Walker's Blog I like Markers
COPIC Ciao Markers are the perfect choice for beginning artists. These round shaped pens are made specifically for those who want to try markers for the fisrt time. Solid polypropylene body is both smooth and comfortable, for a perfect, controllable grip.
Copic Australia recommend the use of their X-Press It Blending Card and Memento Ink for a perfect result using the markers.
What Do The Letters On The Markers Mean?
The letters on your marker tell you what colour family they belong to. B - Blue, BG - Blue Green, BV Blue Violet, G - Green, YG - Yellow Green, Y - Yellow, YR - Yellow Red, R - Red, RV - Red Violet, V - Violet, E - Earth, C- Cool Grey, N - Neutral Grey, T - Toner Grey, W - Warm Grey
What Do The Numbers Mean?
The numbers explain the qualities of light, dark and grey colours in that marker.
How Do I Pick Colours That Will Blend Well With Each Other?
To pick colours that feel natural when blended together in one colour family, choose colours that have the same letter and first number, then keep 2-3 digits between the last digit. Start with your lightest colour and gradually add in your darker tones.