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Types of Markers
« on: October 25, 2016, 01:09:08 pm »
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for marker types or brands
I've been thinking of Copic or Promarkers but I've never used either of them and they're quite expensive
If there are any other brands that work well please let me know thanks guy

Edit: I'd also like opinions on art tablets as well, I'm thinking about getting one in the near future; also what programs would you recommend?
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Re: Types of Markers
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 02:32:41 pm »
From what i've heard, if ya want an art tablet, get a Wacom tablet. Im planning on someday getting an Intuos Art myself XD.

Im also doing research into good art programs, and literally everyone i asked uses firealpaca (free) or Paint Tool SAI (not free)
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Re: Types of Markers
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 05:18:13 pm »
Prismacolor are great. There are so many different colors and they look beautiful once you get the hang of things, the downside is that they cost an arm and a leg. I got some as a gift for the winter holidays, last year, and they're fantastic. As for tablets, Wacom makes good ones. I've been using the same one for a few years now and it's in good shape.
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Re: Types of Markers
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 05:33:55 pm »
I personally use prismacolor when I actually do traditional work, they work really well for me. They are expensive but cheaper then copic, I've heard good things about copics but only got one or two myself since I couldn't fine the right color in prismas so don't have much a say and seem the same to me ^^''
For tablets like the post above me Wacom is the go too, well worth the price. I've been using my Intuos Pen and Touch for a couple years now and the only thing that broke is the cord but that may be my fault and not just a cheap cord X3 oh and for programs I recommend Paint Tool SAI, but it cost real money but normally cost no more than 50 USD I think(its in japanese yen so price may vary).
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Re: Types of Markers
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 05:45:46 pm »
I use Pigma Sensei markers n shiz for traditional stuff. They don't bleed or smudge, which is really nice, and they're really smooth.
For art tablets, the only one I've used that is pretty cheap and works well is The Huion H610. The Ugee Drawing Pen Tablet is supposed to work pretty well too. If you're willing to spend the money, though, a Wacom tablet is the most recommended.
For programs I'd recommend Medibang Paint, Sketchbook, or GIMP (they're all free).
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Re: Types of Markers
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016, 06:01:26 pm »
sharpies for the real cheapskates.. they r okish
or like i dunno faber castell
or something that says manga grade
you could try to get copic marker copy brands
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Re: Types of Markers
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2016, 06:14:07 pm »
Spectrum Noir are a great, cheaper alternative to Copics and Prismacolors. Plus, they sell them at Joanns/Michaels so you can stock up on them when they have sales and coupons ^^ Be sure to look up tutorials on how to color with them since they can be kinda hard to get used to. Also, invest in some good paper since alcohol-based markers don't work great on normal printer or notebook paper. Get something heavier, like bristol board (cheap if you wait for sales) or marker paper (expensive).

Good luck and be sure to post whatever you draw here  :lion:
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