Hello my dear readers! I’m really glad that a lot of people, especially Filipinos, were reading my articles about COPIC MARKERS.
COPICS are a bit pricey and hard to find in the Philippines. Hence, when I first started using them, I struggled and almost regret buying my first 10 pieces. I was clueless on how flawlessly blend the colors using my limited number of Copics. I kept searching for tutorials, techniques, and ways to keep my wallet from being hungry.
After several hours of clicking and typing, I stumbled across an article about COLORLESS BLENDER.
The tutorial showed how the “0” marker easily spreads out and perfectly mixes the colors together, making it cheaper and efficient. However, there’s a catch. It was not available in ARTMEDIA or GREATTOYSONLINE. (But that was waaaaaaaaaay back! I don’t know if they’re selling it right now.)
I didn’t have a COLORLESS BLENDER until I came and lived in Japan.
Even though I was broke, I still bought my very first “0” marker in Tokyu Hands. It felt like seeing my dream guy xD I was really happy to have it. When I finally settled in to my new home, I kept looking for the refill, since I use my COLORLESS BLENDER a lot! I found it in an art shop 25 mins (on foot) away from my house.
- The refill cost about 1,500 yen and the “0” marker cost like any other copic sketch, which is about 300 yen (not including tax).
- The colorless blender does not only make it easier for me to mix the colors, but it also helps me to achieve this “cloudy-watery-texture.”
- It could also get rid of those unwanted colours outside your linear art. But, sometimes, it doesn’t really make them disappear, it only makes them SPREAD!!!!! So be careful!
- Instead of refilling your marker, you could do a direct approach. Pour your refill in a cup (or something smaller than that) and use a brush to blend the copics.
This entry might not help those artists in the Philippines. On the other hand, I think if you guys request it to ARTMEDIA or GREATTOYSONLINE they might order it from their suppliers, knowing there is a market for it.
Write your comments or questions. I’ll try to reply to you guys as fast as I can! ^^