Should I buy Copics or Promarkers?.........a question on the minds of many a crafter!
"But which is best" people ask
I can't say which is 'best' as they are very similar to each other realy .....yet very slightly different
They look slightly different as you can see.....the promarker is slightly fatter and bullet shaped compared to the slimmer Caio Copic Marker
Both have a brush at one end and a chisel tip at the other (for large areas)
Now here comes the most important difference.....the brush size!
As you can see the Promarker on the left has a much smaller harder brush and the Copic on the right a much softer larger brush
I find I can quickly colour larger areas with the Copic's soft brush but I have to be really careful in small areas as it is very easy to go outside the ink lines of the image I am colouring
It takes a little longer to colour a larger area with the Promarker but my colouring in small areas is much more accurate
This little chap has been coloured with a mix of Ciao Copic Markers and Promarkers
For the hair and skin I have used Copics and for the clothes and balloon I have used Promarkers
As you can see there is not a lot of difference although I have not coloured skin yet with Promarkers......I am waiting for my Skin tones to arrive!
Caio Copics come in 144 colours
Promarkers come in 148 colours
This article has been written on my own experience of these pens.....I am no expert!
It's all down to personal choice so I hope this helps you decide
You can always have both lol!