I'm working on new pictures at the moment but I'm waiting for the weekend to make some real progress on them, but to keep you guys a little in the loop, I'm happy to say that I just ordered my first set of COPIC Ciao markers, it's the "COPIC Ciao 36-A Set" to be more precise that consists out of 36 colours.
Additionally to that I ordered the COPIC Ciao Colourless Blender and some special DIN-A4 COPIC Bleedproof Marker Paper, I heard the latter helps saving a lot of Ink and allows for better blending.
I waited and saved up enough cash so I can get a jump start with 36 colours to choose from rather than the basic colours pack which has 12 Ciao markers in total. I tried to go with the cheapest 36 marker set I could find which, off course, has a downside to it, it comes straight from Japan, so I'll have to wait a few weeks until I can get to start working with them, but at least I saved some money. Considering that I never worked with them before, saving money is a good thing since I don't know yet if I'll actually enjoy colouring with them.
I also heard that Ciao's don't hold as much Ink as the Sketch or regular COPIC markers, so I hope they'll at least last a few pictures before I need to buy a new marker or buy the refill Ink for one of them. Considering I work mostly digital (except for sketching and Outline Inking) this is quite something for me to spend that much money on traditional art supplies, I really hope this works out and doesn't make me regret the purchase in the end. But if worst comes to worst, I think I can still sell them as semi-new.
As for you guys, that means I'll be doing at least a few pictures with markers in the near future, let's hope they'll look decent, you guys know that I'm not very good with colouring in traditional media (especially since I make so many mistakes)!
That's going to be, at the very least, a pretty interesting experiment!
That's all for now. Have a good one guys!