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20 May 2010 @ 12:46 pm
Update on prints ~~ *^^*  
If you haven't ordered your prints already, I suggest that you do so soon! =^__^= The number is set at 100, and we're getting fairly close!! =^-^=

Go here to order ~_~: http://hinoai.livejournal.com/759965.html

So many people have asked what kind of medium I use.. Well, in this case, it's traditional all the way! I do draw digitally sometimes, but I find that I really prefer the actual feel of a marker in my hands... does anyone know what I mean? I use copic ciao markers, which are alcohol based, and come in hundreds of different colors! I loooooove them! A lot of mangaka and other types of artists use them, although they are quite expensive. (Even Konomi-sensei uses them!)

If you're interested in more information, let me know! I can show a few techniques, though they're mostly things that I learned through practice over and over again. ^^ I can write up a post next week, after all of the prints have been mailed out and taken care of! ^^ Hoping to finish up the second print today or tomorrow at the latest!

And just one more time-- http://hinoai.livejournal.com/759965.html Don't miss out!! =^-^=
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 20th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
The main difference is the barrel shapes. Ciao are round and sketch are oval. Sketch have more colors available, but I just prefer the feel of ciao in my hands ^^;
Kathy★キャシー: Ohno Satoshi ♥ Paint With Mekatokathy on May 20th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
I would LOVE it if you made a few tutorials here and there, Jamie! For the last image, I thought you used watercolors for that, but it was copic markers, ne? I really want to buy some but they are rather expensive~ ^^;;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 20th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
They are, aren't they!! >.
akibareakibare on May 20th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
I was wondering too, but marker art then made into a photo print makes sense. It's lovely.

I did have to laugh a bit in the other entry where you say you go through markers like crazy - I used to live with an artist when I was in university, he had the similar complaint, went through markers like crazy. But when he couldn't use them for art, they were still MORE than fine enough for me to use to handwrite a zine (which I did at the time). So I was blessed with essentially endless source of good (to me) black markers.

Years later, I move out, start running out of pens, realize wut, I have to buy these? Damn, crazy expensive! :D

I like the picture of your markers there for this entry too though, those yellow into orange colors are among my favorite thing ever, I have a lot of paint like that.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 20th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! =^-^=

Oh my god, they are expensive, aren't they? I calculated how much I used in marker-money going through the picture, and it was well over $100... x.x;;
Queza De Santidsanti_queza on May 20th, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
You know, I had a friend back in HS who also used Copic Markers for her coloring - I asked. XP But, with all the different markers out these days, I really have to ask: What exactly are Copic Markers? What sets them apart from other markers? And, how the hell do you know if they're "Copic"? o_________0

Once I figure that out, I've actually been thinking of buying a set too. I desperately need a better coloring tool - and I absolutely suck at digital art, i.e. Photoshop. >.<

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 20th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
Copics markers are alcohol-based and fade-proof (supposedly). THey also don't have acid in them, so they won't eat through paper over time. What I like about them though, is the brush tips. ^^ It's super easy to blend and they come in a lot of colors, so there are a lot of effects that you can do with them that you can't do with other markers.

Really though, it's all about the brush tips and the colors for me. I haven't ever seen any other markers with that kind of variety before, which is really essential, I think, if you want to draw a picture with a lot of color variation (like this one). ^^

If you do go for copics, I suggest picking them out individually instead of as a set. The sets never have enough colors to use to blend well, you're better off going with ones that you know you are going to use. ^^
Queza De Santidsanti_queza on May 20th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Eee~ Thanks, that was really helpful! <333 I'll definitely keep those in mind when I go out shopping. ;)

~Your Devious Shadow~: Laughing Manmr_endo on May 20th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
Ordered my set. The one you posted looks amazing, and I can't wait to see the other. You really are a very talented artist.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 20th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! ^^
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 20th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Alright, I will get together a turorial and post it sometime in the future in my spare time! ^^
Yuviyuvi on May 20th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
OMG YAY! I am glad to hear you are selling your prints so well! \o/

I would love to see a post from you about your techniques ;)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 20th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! And I will post about them soon! ^^
Alita: hitomiangelachibayuy on May 20th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
This is completely random but the Asahi Shinbun guys keep giving me free newspapers once a week or so to try and get me to sign up and I guess this week they decided to try something different and gave me the mini English paper. Saw something 'Jamie' and was like eh? And yep it was your corner. Reminds me that I really do need to see some performance of Cirque Du Soleil live sometime.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on May 20th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
LOL!! I hope you liked it! I had to rewrite that article a few times, because I wanted to use really pretty words, and it ended up being too high a level =D

You should go and see them! They were absolutely amazing!!
Rachel K: *blinks*rkold on May 20th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
Personally, even though they're a little more I prefer the Sketch to the Ciao. I like the slightly larger color palette.

I tend to get mine at Comic Cities since they're on discount there and have also turned in a lot of points at Animate for them over the years. :)
Marin: Vocaloid: Ringarnet_phoenix on May 20th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Copic Ciaos are my favourite kind of markers too! I used to use just the regular Copic markers, but once I discovered brush tips there was no going back^^

I would also love to see your techniques when you have time to write about them :)
+babymoss on May 20th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
How much do they cost?
schmiddttersschmiddtters on May 20th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Anytime I draw, its all easy to me. The initial design, sketching, inking ect. What I can't handle is drawing hands. Any tips? =)
zombiestarzombiestar on May 23rd, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
if you like copic markers in koreathey are super cheep so I think you can have them shipped ...justan idea its like 1.80 to 2.00 permarker in korea