Don't tell me, show me!
Cowboy up and take responsibility for sending someone out to Michael-Ann's Lobby to make a gigantic purchase from the freekin' locked case based on your advice!
And this is why I'm starting the Great Marker Challenge
Yahoo, saddle up, and all that jazz.
I've developed a small(ish) marker list that I'll be using every Friday. I'll show you what's possible using my starter list.
Not only am I using this list, I'm teaching a monthly live class using it. I've got 45 students invested in this list.
How long can I go on just this list?
Will I have to add or modify the selections?
I'll let you know.
Will it work for my brand-new-never-touched-a-Copic students?
I'll show you.
What can you color using just my markers?
Tune in every Friday to find out.
I'd like to say that I have no idea how this will turn out, but that's not really true. There's a lot of thought that went into the list, I looked at 4 years of lessons that I've taught, my own coloring habits, and the colors that I'd use on about 50 different common stamp images. Unless you're trying to match to a specific patterned paper or you want to color something in a very stylistic manner (sepia monotoned or barely-there pastels) then you're going to to pretty well with this list.
Is this the list of colors I personally can't live without?
Frankly, I use way more BG and BV markers than the average person. You'd have to poke me repeatedly in the left eye with a cattle prod to get me to color something all pink, especially a pink from the RV family. And I think I use a black marker twice a year. So no, this list is not what I need, it's what I think my generic beginner students might need.
At least in the early months. Because you can't live your entire life on a beginner set. You're going to want special colors for special needs. Eventually you will morph and edit this list to better suit your own needs.
I'm just looking to give you a launch point.