Since 2017 my Copic marker collection has been growing. The funny thing is, I don’t color a lot and I realized recently it was because the intimidation factor is still a bit strong where me and Copics are concerned.
I know. Creating and crafting is suppose to be about exploring the various mediums, right?
I suppose that is a great attitude but one thing I have struggled with is coloring detailed images with the Sketch Marker brush tips. Of course, for certain things, it’s great. But for small areas on a stamped image, I cannot stay inside the lines to save my life.
Enter the Sketch Fine replacement nib.
Two words: life changing. (Okay, that might be a big strong but… they definitely make coloring small stamped images SO much easier!)
At present, there are a handful of Copic marker styles but to my knowledge, none have the following: a brush tip and a fine tip in the same marker.
The chisel tips that come standard on the Sketch, the Ciao and the Original style of Copic Marker, seem a little pointless to someone like me who just wants to color stamped images. I’m sure in the hands of talented artists those chisel can make magic. But I am no such talented artist.
Once I started to ditch the chisel nibs in favor of the fine nibs, I suddenly felt like coloring with these markers got a whole lot easier.
The fine nibs just give you a bit more control that the more flouncy nature of the brush tip, if that makes sense. I realize the brush tip also comes to a fine point but the number of times I end up WAY outside the lines of what I am coloring is because I don’t know how to control the brush tip very well. The fine nib makes is SO much easier.
I also had to Google how to change a nib the first time I tried it, so I decided to make a very quick video showing you how easy it is to do:
Again, this is a personal preference, but I feel like for a stamper who just wants to color, having both the brush and the fine point are a great way to make a great alcohol marker even better, especially if you already went all in on Sketch style markers, like me.
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