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Malachyte

Copics Are Kaput

So it seems more and more of my Copics have been drying out, and finally some of my really important base colours have died as well. I haven't had the money to restock myself until around now, actually, so I'm going to go on a bit of a shopping spree and buy as much as I can afford.

However, this means all traditional commissions, projects, etc., are temporarily on hold :/

To everyone who is waiting for a traditionally coloured piece, it's going to be delayed until I can get these markers, and I'm really sorry :c I genuinely hope you all understand, and aren't too upset. I really can't make any pictures work without these colours though.

Hopefully this won't set me back more than two weeks (depends mostly on shipping times). At least I have plenty of time to work on digital art, I guess.

TL;DR My markers are dry, and I can't colour for a while. Sad panda is sad and also mad *tail thrash*
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Added: 7 years, 3 months ago
 
Arcturus
7 years, 3 months ago
*petsupanda*
Lici
7 years, 3 months ago
Well, getting a syringe and some rubbing alcohol can help. Just put some of the alcohol in the pen ink cartridge through the syringe (only about 1-2cc) and let it sit for a few hours. Tada! Extended marker life!
Malachyte
7 years, 3 months ago
ooooh, I've never heard of that little trick. I knew about refilling the markers with a syringe, but alcohol to extend life? Nice. Does it lighten the colour much?
Lici
7 years, 3 months ago
It really depends on the coloration because reds have such a high saturation count, that when they are "finished" there is still a LOT of color left behind. The darker blues, greens, yellows, and other lighter, non-red like colors have a chance of being lighter, but, enough applications stop that from being too much of a problem. Orange, depending on the intensity of the red, and violets/purples usually have a good application after wards due to the content of the red. Also, try doing so BEFORE they actually die out and as they start to weaken. This helps reduce any coloration discrepancies and smooths the color out.
Shokuji
7 years, 3 months ago
I think you're one of the few left that do traditional art (that I'm aware of). Perhaps you should just do more digital stuff, ink never runs out on there. ;)
Malachyte
7 years, 3 months ago
MEH

I have a whole list of reasons why I will always do traditional art, but I won't go on a tirade about it here, because it's 5am and I'm tired and who cares. In short, NO. I love my markers, they are part of my artist soooouuuuullll *grabs them and cuddles the markers defensively*
Shokuji
7 years, 3 months ago
okay, okay~ X3 [pets] I wouldn't wanna mess up your flow anyways, I really do enjoy what you've been producing. =3
Lici
7 years, 3 months ago
She/he is in the only one doing traditional here. ^^ I've been waiting for classes to slow so I can do my own traditional pieces for on here. lol
Shokuji
7 years, 3 months ago
I'm sure there are others, I'm just unaware of them. X3
Glowfox
Glowfox
does traditional stuff, and would be on here, but is having a heck of a time getting all his art over here from FA. =x
Malachyte
7 years, 3 months ago
They just introduced a feature I hear that let's you mass upload your entire FA gallery, and even keeps your old statistics, such as favourites and views. Maybe they should look into using that.
Malachyte
7 years, 3 months ago
There are a ton of other artists that use traditional media still. Of course the ratio to those who do digital media is very low for us, but I'm most definitely not the only one on Inkbunny, let alone any furry art site.
tarotwolf
7 years, 3 months ago
I can scarcely imagine an artist with Copics... I know it can be done, in this all-digital age, but there's something powerful about putting pen/pencil to paper/parchment/canvas. People speak of the "write it down, make it happen" concept, to ingrain strong desires into the mind and the subconscious. Typing it up on the computer takes away something "organic" (pardon the pun) from the process. I often wonder how much students retain by using pen and paper as opposed to laptop or tablet.

Whatever the case... wish I could send you a gift card for Michael's or someplace, or even online if it's cheaper/better. I shall wait for my future artwork with all the patience of a steaming tea kettle. *TEASE!* ^_^
Malachyte
7 years, 3 months ago
That's part of what makes Copics hard to use, is that you can't buy them in any physical stores in America, pretty much, and when you do find them, they're like $7 each :O The price makes sense, since they have to import them from Japan, etc., but it still hurts me in the wallet. So yeah, I buy pretty much exclusively online.

There really is no comparison to how different creating art with traditional media is from digital. Even besides the process itself being different, there's something beautiful about how the marker ink interacts with the paper to create such a beautiful, visible texture, and I wouldn't give that up for all the highest end tablets in the world.

I could seriously write a poem about how much I love Copics. And I don't even like poetry.
tarotwolf
7 years, 3 months ago
You make poetry every time you put pen to paper, my dear. We'll see about keeping you in Copics. ^_^
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