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67 of 68 people found the following review helpful.
Great for quick colors
I sketch and doodle a lot and it's sometimes a hassle to carry around a box of colored pencils/watercolors to just lay down some simple color. I've been wanting nice markers but was definitely not ready to invest in copics...
I picked these up (and the portrait ones) cause they were on sale and wow they're really great! I love how quick and easy it is to lay down some value in my sketches to get them more polished looking. Really convenient to throw in a bag for cafe sketching and such.
They blend pretty well and get darker with more layers. You can blend them out with some water too, if needed! (so it's not waterproof) And you can scribble some colors on plastic and pick them up with another marker for a more seamless blend!
I really recommend them if you sketch/doodle a lot on the go! You can create some quality art with these! I'll probably pick up some more colors eventually
68 of 70 people found the following review helpful.
Good quality, but three markers are virtually indistinguishable
I like these markers a lot for shading, but three of the grays are nearly identical. I wish there was more of a range, and that there was another marker between the lightest color and the next shade. I've uploaded a picture to illustrate how similar those three markers are.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful. See all 211 customer reviews...
I think they work pretty well. I also left these sitting untouched for ...
I will preface this by saying, I don't have a lot of experience with using markers for art. I bought these to try out art markers for the first time, two years ago. I use these for fast, from-life sketches on the cheap marble composition book paper, and for that, I think they work pretty well. I also left these sitting untouched for a year and a half, and after picking them up again, they still work and haven't dried out. Some of the tips have started to split a bit, but that doesn't bother me, as I like the rough texture it has started to create. I'm happy with the blending capabilities. The biggest downside to these would be the fact that they are not waterproof or even water-resistant. The slightest moisture will smear these. You also have to be careful when drawing, as your hand can smear the lines if they aren't dried all the way. All in all I think they are great for the price, and fun if you are looking to try out art markers for the first time.