How to Use：The Basics
Features of COPIC
Advantages of Copic
- No preparation needed. Just take the cap off and you're ready to go.
- Wide color variations (358 Colors Available). User-intuitive color System.
- A fast-drying alcohol ink does not harm paper and the surface remains smooth.
- Features high quality and handy Super Brush nib.
Copic Marker is classified in three types.
MaintenanceCopic is long-life, economical marker. All types of Copic are refillable, have replaceable nibs.
How to refill the markerCopic Various Ink are refillable for all types of Copic marker.All 358 marker colors have a matching bottle of ink. Each bottle will fi ll an empty Sketch marker 13 times, 17 times for Ciao and 10 times for Classic. Let a Broad nib absorb ink from Various Ink a little by little.Take the cap off of the other side of the nib to make air fl ow through the marker, preventing refill ink from overflowing from the nib. One bottle of Various Ink will fill up a Sketch marker 8 times and a Ciao marker 10 times.
How to change a nibGrab the nib with a pair of tweezers, drag it out down ward from the marker. Make sure ink doesn't splash. Slowly insert a new nib into the marker.Wait until the nib fully soaks the ink.
Drawing LinesWith a variety of strokes one marker can offer a wide range of expression.
Medium Broad nibLarge area: Slant a marker & use the flat part,Fine lines: Use the edge,Dots: Use the edge ￼
Super Brush nibHold the pen upright, draw a thin line with a tip of Super Brush nib.Letting the nib flex on its side,draw a thick line. This method is recommended when coloring a large area.
LayeringCopic can be made darker as it is painted over, so it is easy to express shading.
Color on ColorsCopic inks can be layered or blended even the color is different. Even if you just changing the order of applying the color, you'll get a different result. Try many variations and create your own color.
Creating GradationsMake a first layer with vertical strokes. Before RV00 dries, make a second layer, starting from the opposite side.Make sure the RV00 overlaps the edge of the BV00. Before the two layers dry,blend the border with the first-layer color.
How to Color EvenlyThe color comes out uneven if you apply the color in a zig-zag move from side to side. Start at one side, color in small circles using the side of Super Brush and evenly saturate the ink. Keep the Super Brush nib without separating from the paper,and start coloring in small circles to gradually bigger circles.
Colorless BlenderNo. 0 (so-called Colorless Blender) is a clear, alcohol-based solvent which can be used for a variety of purposes such as fading/blending colors, pre-soaking paper, or adding highlights into areas that are already colored. Also No. 0 is great for fixing the coloring mistakes and it pushes the quality of your artwork.
Applying No. 0 in advanceIf you want the whole area to be lighter, then try pre-soaking your paper with No. 0. First, apply No. 0 onto the area you want to fade. While No. 0 is still wet, apply the color you want to fade over the top. No. 0 will be spread in entire area and the color will be faded.
Applying No. 0 laterFirst, apply the color you want to fade.While the ink is still wet, apply No. 0 over the top. No. 0 will be spread in entire area and the edge part will be faded.
Adding highlightsFirst, apply the color you want to fade.While the ink is still wet, apply No. 0 over the top. No. 0 will be spread in entire area and the edge part will be faded.