Well, I finally had my first Copics class and I must say that I learned so much. I was basically doing it pretty much right but the instructor gave us some great tips as to the nature of the marker and what it would do--and not do, how to refill and change the nibs. You never throw them away. That's why they are expensive. It truly is an investment and I am loving them more and more as I use them. They will never take the place of my beloved watercolors (love them, always!) but this is such a great and portable way to colors things. I might join the Copics club on Thursdays and the instructor teaches us more intricate and detailed ways of blending and shading. I feel that it is a great way to learn about colors, blending, shading and values.
And I have treated myself to something special. When I get it I will show you! I have a birthday coming up so---that's a very good excuse to purchase this thing. Can you Copics folks guess what it is??? I bet you can!