Recently, I bought myself some Blick brand markers. I wanted some high quality markers like Copics, but I heard good things about Blick markers, that they’re highly similar to Copics, and they’re more affordable, so I tried them out.
I started with a sketch of some characters from the movie My Neighbor Totoro.
I wanted to draw something that I could use soft colors on to test out my markers.
The markers are very soft, and the tips of them bend like the top of a paintbrush. The ink from the markers is alcohol based instead of water based so it’s easier to fill in large areas of color without giving the marks a splotchy look. You can also blend multiple layers of different colors together.
The markers also have a thinner tip and a wider tip on either side so I was able to fill in large sections of color but also do smaller details like the eyes on the characters.
Overall, I recommend these markers, but they are expensive. This is my first time using higher end markers, so I still have practicing to do to really use them to my advantage. I’ll make more posts in the future using these markers.