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Inktober 2018: Day 1 Poisonous


I’m participating in #Inktober.  This is my second year participating.  The official drawing prompt list is located at the bottom of the post.

Today’s prompt was "Poisonous." I sketched the poisonous Dart Frog ,with a Sakura Pigma Micron 05 and Graphic 1. I colored it with Copic Markers.  Copic is my favorite marker brand.  They have awesome blend-able alcohol ink.

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Breakfast Cereal Mascots Sketches Part 2

I have sketched a few of my favorite cereal mascots.  This selections includes classic cereals like Frosted Flakes and Fruity Pebbles.  I should have a few more sketches should be posted soon.

"Tony The Tiger" from Frosted Flakes
Copic Markers, on Canson Mix Media Paper.
"Sugar Bear" from Golden Crisp
Copic Markers, on Canson Mix Media Paper.


"Dig 'Em" from Honey Smacks
Copic Markers and Crayola Colored Pencils on Canson Mix Media Paper.


"Fred Flintstone" from Fruity Pebbles
Copic Markers, on Canson Mix Media Paper.
"Chip The Wolf" from Cookie Crisp
Copic Markers, on Canson Mix Media Paper.

"Sonny The Cuckoo Bird"
Copic Markers, on Canson Mix Media Paper.


"Buzz" from Honey Nut Cheerios
Copic Markers and Crayola Colored Pencils, on Canson Mix Media Paper.
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Full Metal Alchemist (2003) Sketches Part II

I recently finished watching the animated series Fullmetal Alchemist (2003).  I enjoyed watching it, and I like many of the characters.  I was disappointed that the other Full Metal Alchemist animated series is not a part of the same continuity.  I thought the ending of the 2003 series was really interesting.

Major Maes Hughes
Copic Markers and Crayola Colored Pencils on Canson Mix Media Paper.
King Brantley
Copic Markers and Crayola Colored Pencils on Canson Mix Media Paper.
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G.I. Joe Real American Hero Sketch Cards

As a kid, I loved the various forms of G.I. Joe.  I had lots of action figures, vehicles, comic books and other things like stickers.  This was a series that I didn't get to watch, as much as some of the other 80s cartoons.  For some reason, this show wasn't on any of the four channels that we had at the time.  I only got to watch the series, when we were visiting my grand mother and grand father.

Over the past year, I have done quite a few 1980s G.I. Joe inspired sketch cards.  Many of them are listed below.  There are separated into factions.

G.I. Joe Sketch Cards
Duke - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
Duke
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
Snake Eyes - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards Scarlett - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
Snake Eyes and Scarlett
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
Gung-Ho - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards Roadblock - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
 Gung-Ho and Roadblock
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards


Cobra Sketches
Cobra Commander (Masked) - Copic Makers on 4.5" x 6" Marker Paper
Cobra Commander (Masked)
 Copic Makers on 4.5" x 6" Marker Paper
 Cobra Commander (Hooded) - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards Serpentor - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
 Cobra Commander (Hooded) and Serpentor
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
The Baroness - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards Storm Shadow - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
The Baroness and Storm Shadow
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards


Dreadnoks Sketch Cards
Zartan - Leader of the Dreadnoks - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
Zartan
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
Buzzer - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards Torch - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
 Buzzer and Torch
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
Ripper - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards Road Pig - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards
Ripper and Road Pig
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards


Snake Eyes vs Storm Shadow
Snake Eyes - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch CardsStorm Shadow - Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards

These two sketch cards were inspired by the cover of G.I. Joe #66.
Copic Makers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Cards

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X-Men Sketch Cards

I grew up a fan of Marvel comics. I had a lot of G.I. Joe, Transformers, and X-Men comics. I was first introduced to the team on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, on Saturday mornings. The early 90's cartoon was great after school viewing, with stories like that of The Dark Phoenix.

Last year, my most popular social media posts last year, were of X-men characters. At the beginning of the year, I sketched several X-men sketch cards, which are listed below.

Beast - Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Beast
Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Sentinel - Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Sentinel
Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card

Jean Grey - Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Jean Grey
Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Night Crawler - Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Night Crawler
Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Iceman - Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Iceman
Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Storm - Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
Storm
Copic Markers on 2.5" x 3.5" Sketch Card
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Copic Marker Alternative Reviews: Part 1

I have been sketching with Copic markers, for a year and a few months.  Thus far, I have collected 84 of the 358 Copic Sketch Markers.  As my Copic collection has grown, I have also been looking for cheaper alternatives to Copics.  However, I want to be able to use them in conjunction with my Copics, which is the easy part, but more importantly, I want them to blend with my Copics.

Over the second half of last year, I reviewed some of these other markers that I have found, on my YouTube Channel.  None of these reviews were sponsored.  I trying to find something that works well with my Copics, and I thought that I would share my findings.


The Artist Loft Sketch Markers, that are available at Michael's.  Please remember that this was the first Marker video that I made, and thus it has it's problems.  The markers looked nice.  The brush nib looked similar.  The colors on the paper were nice.  This video is focused on whether or not these Markers will blend with Copics.  Unfortunately, these alcohol based ink marker do not blend with Copics.

After this video, I continued using them sparingly, and the results were not good.  The brush tip on these markers seems to want to pull apart.  In addition, there is not very much ink, in these markers.  I do not recommend these markers.


The second type of marker that I reviewed were the Ohuhu Markers, available at Amazon.  These markers are roughly $0.50 each, which is a great price, and they come in a nice variety of colors.  These would be better, if they had a brush nib, instead of the fine point.  They will blend with one another.  Something to look out for if you order these, of the 40 makers in my set, one was dry upon arrival.

I do recommend these just because they are so cheap, and they work similarly to the Copics.  However, in my experience, the blending with Copics was minimal, at best.


The third brand of markers that I found and tested were the Sharpie Brush Tip Markers.  These markers cost a little more than a $1, each.  At the time of this blog post, the set of 12 is currently only $12.89, on Amazon.

These markers exceeded my expectations, and I was happy to see that they would blend with each other, and I very surprised that these actually blended with similar colors, in my Copic collection!  I highly recommend these markers.  The only down side is that they aren't refillable, but since they're so inexpensive, I don' think that really matters.

I will continue to look for more markers that I can use with my Copics, and I will continue to post reviews.  Thanks for reading and watching!

Thanks,
Jimmy in GA
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