Since I have started using my copics more, I have had several people ask me which I like better, my prismacolor pencils or my copics. The answer is both.
When I started stamping I started trying different coloring methods. I didn't like markers, they annoyed me and I always didn't have the colors I wanted so I started using prismacolor pencils.
Then I read about and started seeing cards made using the prismacolor and odorless mineral spirits....I had to try it. So I bought all the supplies and tried it. I hated it! LOL! But I decided to just keep trying and wow, once I began to practice more and try it often, I fell in love with the results. I must say, tooting my own horn, that I got rather good at it.
Then I started seeing these amazing creations using copics. Sigh. I researched, debated, researched and debated for over 6-9 months before deciding to try the copics. A dear friend sent me some to try and then I bought a few. I liked them but still grabbed for my pencils more often than not since I only had a few colors of copics.
Fast forward to the last few months in which I have been so blessed to have been able to increase my copic collection. I'm using them more and liking the results~~on certain things.
There are some images that just scream pencils to me, like the House Mouse images and a few others.
I also keep wondering if I'm doing something wrong with the copics as I see on other blogs people just showing a few that they used, I use a ton of them. But I like my results so that's the way it is! LOL!
Here's an image I colored~one with copics, one with prismacolors. They both are nice and really, I guess it boils down to your own personal preference.
I will be continuing to use the copics, try to learn more techniques with them and such but I can also see that I will continue using my beloved pencils too.
Isn't that what art is about though.....finding YOUR style and perfecting it? So really, find what works for you and just let your creativity flow!!