For the past two days I have been immersed in Copic Markers. Up to my elbows in VB000's, R25's, B12's and the other 341 colors. I colored and shaded and learned how to air brush. I can mix colors for the perfect skin tone, add the perfect highlights and shadows to a bouquet of flowers and mix the hard to work with reds to make a perfectly colored Santa Claus. I learned everything you could possibly want to know about how Copic alcohol ink pens work and why they are so popular among papercrafters and illustrators.
I got to meet some very enthusiastic ladies, most of which were stampers or scrapbookers, something I know almost nothing about but they take very seriously. After seeing samples of their finished pieces and how hard they work to put together their pages I understand that craft a whole lot more as well.
I now can put my new found knowledge to work on my own drawings and have another option for coloring in my lettering. All that remains is for my order of pens to arrive.