Okay guys, If you are looking at Copics and can’t afford them, please hang off.
At Micheal’s there are markers called “Illustrator by Spectrum Noir.” Six markers are 12 dollars right now.
They blend better than copics, and they work WITH the copics you already have. This piece below was done entirely with the Noir markers and I am in LOVE. I plan to eventually get the entire set of them. The are wonderful, vibrant, and blend seamlessly. They don’t freeze up like Prisma and copic do after they sit for a few minutes. The colors are easily blended even if you let them be for a ten minutes. The pic I have here, as is normal with photography of traditional work, doesn’t show just how stunningly vibrant these colors are.
I highly recommend them, especially if you are new to markers and Copics and their high price tags make you as queasy as they made me.