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Offline Ayano Tanaka

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Copic vs Computer
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:28:31 PM »
Both of these color methods are very popular, but which one do YOU prefer? I prefer Copic markers over the computer but I'll try anything.
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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 06:08:30 AM »
Copic markers are a lot more expensive of course, but computer is less fun I guess xD You should just go through all the color work you like and see which style you want and look into the medium used (though it should be clear just by looking at the picture). I haven't used either but I'd prefer copic.

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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 06:17:54 AM »
it really dpeends on what kind of style you're going for, copic are good for having that traditional look that you just wont get with computers. computers make everything look modern.


but either one needs extensive training. you neeed to know the physics of computer and copic, sucha s blending and cleaning, or adding specific colors. i will say that copic are much more expensive are only worth getting once you're already published.
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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 10:12:40 AM »
I lean towards computer because it's easier for me to access. I don't have to go buy 100 different colors when I can have any color in the world available to me on the computer. I'd definitely like to try getting into Copics one day... They're just pretty expensive. I have a few that I got as a gift forever ago, but sadly they're not colors I could really use to color a whole picture, so for now I can't practice with them much...

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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 06:15:24 AM »
I've not had the pleasure of using Copics. i do have Letraset promarkers which achieve a similar outlook. I just wish the pens were a bit cheaper for us in the UK
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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 06:52:33 AM »
you can buy 6-copic markers, but theres very little variet yo use them the way manga artist use them. they use it to blend colors and shade in. these seem to just do some touch up. but u can at least expereince the way they feel to get ready for the real thing.
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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 11:22:58 PM »
They're completely different mediums that produce completely different results. Each has their pro's and cons.

You're basically arguing Brick vs Metal. Both can be used to create the base of a shed, but they'll both look quite different. Which is nicer will depend on the builders image, skill, etc.

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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014, 12:26:40 PM »
I prefer the computer. Don't get me wrong, Copics are awesome and impressive art tools but there's very little room for error. Using a computer lets you redo your work just in case you make a mistake.

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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 01:48:59 PM »
I prefer the computer. Don't get me wrong, Copics are awesome and impressive art tools but there's very little room for error. Using a computer lets you redo your work just in case you make a mistake.

Just ordered 3xset of 12 grey neutrals, cool and warm. This should be an interesting test
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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 04:47:30 PM »
How much do those cost you? They don't sell Copics over here.

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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 11:07:47 PM »
How much do those cost you? They don't sell Copics over here.
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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2014, 06:30:52 AM »
Here's roughly what they look like on their own.


I bought the three sets roughly for about £40-45 each 12 set through Amazon (around $70).  You can create more shades by blending or multiple stroking for darkening (Excuse inky mess I forgot to let ink dry on some work before scanning...)
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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2014, 11:16:48 PM »
i definitely prefer the computer. copics are hella expensive, will run out over time, and have little room for mistakes. computers/tablets, however, will last virtually forever, and have an infinite range of colours. but don't take my word for it because i've never had the motivation or money to experience copics.. :P
for traditional art, i would use watercolours, colour pencils and paints.
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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2015, 01:11:45 AM »
Never tried copic so I would say computers.

I want to try it once but it is just too expensive and my country doesn't provide it.

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Re: Copic vs Computer
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2016, 05:38:46 PM »
Lately I've been using computer mostly with manga studio and my graphic tablet but I still love using copic markers for traditional art coloring  ;)
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