Alcohol Markers

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More than Just Copics: Expanding Your Alcohol Marker Collection

My Top Five Alcohol Marker Recommendations

Reviews

Copic Sketch Vs.

Spectrum Noir (1st gen, 1st marker review)
Prismacolor Premier
Tria Pantone Markers
Shin Han Twin Touch
Letraset Flex Marker
Marvy LePlume
ChartPak AdPro
MEXPY
Pantone Universe
TriArt Mini
Potentate Markers
Poison Grafitti Markers
Chromatix Markers
Finecolour Markers (Ali Express)
Kurecolor Twin S
Neopiko 2

Mini Reviews:

Concept and Fab Alcohol Markers

Reviews+Field Tests:

Chameleon Markers
Artist Loft Markers
Hobby Lobby Art Marker
Blick Studio Markers
Conda Markers
Shang Hai Touoh (Ali Express)
Finecolour Sketch (Ali Express)
Peter Pauper
Winsor and Newton Promarker and Brush Marker
Kurecolor Brush and Fine

Other Types of Alcohol Markers
Winsor and Newton Pigment Markers Part 1

Swatch Test of W&N Pigment Markers on Vellum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afisnz9V65w

Non Art-Specific Alcohol Markers (Permanent Markers)

Bic Mark It Permanent Markers
Sharpies for Art?! Sharpie Art Challenge


Overviews:

Copic vs MEXPY vs Shin Han Twin Touch
Copic Sketch Super Brush Vs Copic Original Optional Brush Nib
Alcohol Markers Vs Waterbased Markers
Alcohol Based, Waterbased, Watercolor- A Quick Overview

Tutorials

YouTube Tutorials

Techniques:

ArtSnacks Challenge February- Alcohol marker tutorial, mixed media demonstration, limited palette demonstration
Dark Skintones with Alcohol Markers (plus swatches)
Diving in to Copic Wides and Alcohol Misters
Let's Find Out! Masking Fluid and Alcohol Markers
Making Alcohol Misters
Skintones and Skies
Strathmore Vellum Bristol Test and Alcohol Marker Tutorial
Reviving Marker Zombies
How to Use Masking Frisket with Markers
Using Brusho with Alcohol Markers
Filling Empty Copic Markers with Ranger (or Jacquard) Alcohol Inks
Labelling Custom Alcohol Markers with Acrylic Markers
Using Ranger Inks to fill a Copic Wide Marker
Masking Techniques for Copic Markers: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2017/08/masking-techniques-for-copic-markers.html
Experiments and Mistakes: Masking for Marker Airbrushing: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2017/11/experiments-and-mistakes-masking-for.html
Masking Frisket and Markers: An Easy Tutorial to Up Your Art Game: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2017/09/masking-frisket-and-markers-easy.html
Quick Colored Lead and Copic Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oX62onEYo8
How to Mask Copic Wide Markers for Backgrounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4wc_7mHJO8
How to Use Masking Frisket with Markers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAO4WsB8aLI
Spray Inks and Lace Blick and Copic Marker Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5brazM1XhY0


Copic in Your Sketchbook- Inking Black over Gray
ArtSnacks June 2016 Challenge- Alcohol Misters, Alcohol Markers, Masking, Combining Waterbased markers with Alcohol Markers
SketchBox April 2016 Challenge- Combining watercolor with Alcohol marker
Inking Your Character to Life with a Brush Pt 1
Inking Your Character to Life with a Brush Pt 2
Kara in the Flowers Marker Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEphsLQIey0
Creating Patterns Using Copic Markers and Washi Tape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTYsTLvqSs8&t=1031s
Creating a Spring Succulent with Copic Markers Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlkaeuwZhkAf
Meldina in Mint Alcohol Marker Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-84WM70737s
Layered Copic Illustration Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5_obsukSgE&t=2s
Colored Lead Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiXptxDl4NY&t=93s
Giving Style to Your Characters with Colored Leads Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKKloX-ROdY
Gleam and Glow Copic Marker Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Au6x8U_kc
Daisies Quietly Bloom- Copic on Toned Tan Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYMHbcNdVL0&t=46s
Jellyfish Mermaid Marker Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7tHQnQFDrk
Drawing a Succulent with Colored Leads and Copics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w28lTi2HQA
Cutest Gryphon Ever Copic Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddksw09gthM
Liquid Gold! Using Metallic Alcohol Inks in my Art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Hyek17Gww
Striking Harmony with Copic and Watercolor Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG5dK7XOsMI
Colored Lead and Gel Pens Marker Tutorial: https://youtu.be/N3047FjL1-A

Youtube Reviews

Sharpie Brush Field Test (And Copic Compatibility, includes tutorial)
Spectrum Noir G2 Comparison, Overview, and Swatches
Spectrum Noir G2 Field Test
Prismacolor Marker Field Test
Neopiko 2 Japanese Alcohol Marker Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=938gHg6ZV54
First Look Blick Illustrator Markers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzjrZqXpGbg
Artist Loft Marker Revamp Unbox and Swatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1NhySCOAMQ
Illustrator Markers by Spectrum Noir- Alcohol Marker Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M8U--QXsfY
Chameleon New Markers Unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HVzmgT6yeo
Chameleon Marker Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYBEOw_I46E
Neopiko Color Unbox and Swatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFPxXYDeAww&t=1s
Pen Art Marker Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnBu3uJtRMo
Winsor and Newton Brushmarkers on W&N Marker Paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRsBsytjwSU
Chameleon Color Tops Unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MI3GPs-_dQ
Chameleon Marker and Chameleon Marker Top Overview and Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDtowPgRrsU
Marvy LePlume Fine Brush Field Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaOphoIp02w
Ironlak Striker Marker Field Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcAxllUnfnc
Arrtx Alcohol Marker Unbox and Swatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBPZUkh4l-8
Neopiko Color Unbox and Swatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFPxXYDeAww
Illustrator Markers by Spectrum Noir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M8U--QXsfY
Blick Illustrator Markers Field Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg5CeW8RO8Y



Alcohol Markers from Crayola- Crayola Blending Markers:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG6iCJiCFM4&t=1s
Draw a Mermaid: Crayola Signature Blending Markers Field Test

YouTube Overviews

3 Cheap Copic Alternatives
Ali Express Marker Overview
Chameleon Marker Overview
MEXPY Marker Overview
W&N Promarkers Vs Letraset Promarkers
My Top 5 Alcohol Marker Recommendations


Paper Compatibility

Testing Winsor and Newton Pigment Marker Paper with Alcohol Markers
Testing Papers for Markers
Testing Markers on Dura-Lar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS9lD1AHWxs&t=324s
Papers for Markers- Alcohol Markers on Glossy Photo Paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1u6tAcfetA
Testing Pigment Marker Paper: Copic Markers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja7fOYodJCk
Alcohol Marker Test on W&N Marker Paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Apd3JVeRQ
Matte Photo Paper Marker Swatching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfbboVB2lss&t=278s
Copic Markers on Vellum Field Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUVCwScBsUM&t=41s
Copic Markers on Vellum Field Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUVCwScBsUM

Other Marker Supplies

Making an Alcohol Ink Palette
Custom Alcohol Ink Palette- Ranger Tools
Alcohol Ink Palette Swatches with Ranger Papers
Homemade Alcohol Ink Palette Field Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gicsIrCuQs
Ranger Alcohol Ink Swatching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QAveFTKdes
Ranger Mixatives and Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQiyZGOTceQ
Demonstrating Jacquard Alcohol Inks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPGujSuRIeM

ArtBin Marker Satchel



Timelapse Videos

Jellyfish Mermaid Marker Timelapse
MEXPY and Copic Marker Timelapse
Light up the Dark- Marker Timelapse
80's Night Alcohol Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ7WF4XR1yM
Star Light Star Bright: Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n1B0JMXE7o&t=46s
Cotton Candy Beauty Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hORRv5SrihU
Forest Princess Marker Timelaps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVwU3d7isKE
Beautiful Beads Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Fqnz_2pFk
Sweet Unicorn Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzzo_MpaEtw
The Third Eye Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PXAfR1Y5xU
Shades of Green- Copic Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra23jd70ObQ
Lucky Sentiments Copic Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH4Mky6qOAE
The Reflection in Your Eye Copic Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCYnsjka9Z8&t=3s
Sweet Stuff Mixed Media Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-eEiCJ3Nj4
Beneath the Sakura- Copic Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDgVZe0qcyQ
Welcome 2018 Marker and Ink Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxl0-339DxQ
Going to Japan! Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeHT2daF3U4
Super Sweet Copic Marker Timelapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEjgMfCkZyQ


Playlists

Alcohol Marker Reviews and Tutorials

Guest Posts:
Will it Work: Blick Studio Brush Markers and the Copic Airbrush System (Kabocha)

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