I colored the same large image three different times last week.
These images are each 8.5" wide.
That's three big reasons why my BG53 and BG57 markers are now low on juice.
Barry doesn't like it when my markers are dry.
No, baby. Noooooo.
Neither marker is squeaking yet. As I said above, by the time a marker cries out in pain. it's already past it's prime.
As a good marker-momma, I know my two babies are hungry. If I'm to continue coloring at top level, I must refill them before I can expect good results from either maker. To continue using them half-full is the equivalent of not tying my shoes for the next few projects.
I have a mug where I stash markers that need refreshing.
Did you catch that? I don't even call it refilling. I refresh my markers... because having to refill them means I am not being good to my precious little Copic babies.
This weekend, or when I have a few spare moments, I'll refresh all my sad mug markers that need attention. It's much easier to refresh a bunch at a time than to stop everything I'm doing to freshen and clean just one marker.