Thursday, June 14, 2012
Copic Marker Event–Recap
Recently, we very gratefully hosted a D.I.Y. Louisville meet-up sponsored by Copic Marker. Copic Marker generously loaned our group a wide assortment of sketch markers and airbrush systems to try out on our altered journal projects.
We have some talented artists in our group and having the chance to demonstrate these items and seeing their creativity unfold was awesome!
Copic Sketch Markers are amazing in that they let you create brilliant shading and blending effects for your art. Each marker has a wide tip and a brush tip. (Actually, the tips are called nibs, technically.) The Sketch markers come 358 colors, and all of the Copic markers are refillable. Less waste makes the environmentalist in us really happy.
A new toy for everyone in our group was the Copic Airbrush System. The whole thing hooked up and was ready to go in just a few minutes. After you attach the included airhose and aircan, you simply snap in one of the Copic markers and bam! you’re airbrushing like a pro.
Even my daughter loved creating texture on her art with the airbrush system. (I think this is a portrait of one of the Sunergos baristas, but I can’t be sure.)
Copic representatives were twittering with us to answer any questions we had about their products. Do they guarantee color matching between batches of markers? They certainly do! What is the average shelf life of their markers? Three-years. An insanely long time in marker years as long as you properly care for them. Do the fine folks at Copic love DIY’ers? Indubitably!
This was such a fun and wonderful night for our group! We owe a special thanks to Copic Marker for lending us these amazing products to review. (We were not compensated for this review and all opinions in this review are of our own.) We also owe a special thanks to Sunergos Coffee and our favorite barista Tristan for always generously accommodating our group.
If you would like more information on Copic Makers and Airbrush System, visit their website HERE.
If you would like to see more photos from our night, visit HERE.
If you would like more information on D.I.Y. Louisville and are interested in joining us during our next meet-up, check out our events page HERE.