Are you waiting at the sidelines watching others color?
It must be torture.
But you know, there is a way to begin coloring before you hit that arbitrary number of markers goal that you set for your starting point.
Why not try mixed media?
There's no rule that awesome coloring has to be 100% Copic Marker.
I can't remember the last time I did anything 100% Copic. I've got well over 300 Copics and I never do anything with just markers.
As a matter of fact, a full marker project always looks a little naked to me. They're so much more interesting after I add the little bits of pen and pencil.
Mixed media is actually easier than Copic because you're utilizing supplies you already own and know how to use.
To be honest, most of the time my Copic basecoats are just that, the basecoating process. Eating my spinach before cutting into the chocolate cake.
When I pick up the colored pencils, then the playtime starts.
Mixed media is a way to combine the Copic you want to learn with the products you already love.
And it gets you off the bench and into the game!