Sunday, March 29, 2009

Copic ciao Airbrushing

One of the things I haven't talked about yet is the differences between the different versions of the Copic markers. There are three different basic styles: sketch, original, and Ciao. The Ciao and the Sketch have the same broad/brush tips, but the Ciao is smaller and round in shape. It's marketed as a beginner marker and tends to run about 1$ cheaper than the sketch. But bear in mind--they contain less ink, so you're going to need to refill them sooner. The original marker is square shaped and has a detailed point and a broad tip. Personally, I like the sketch, but I've got quite a few of the Ciaos.
One of the other big differences is that the Ciaos were not made to fit into the airbrush gun. They are too small. There is a way around it however. I've made a little video to show how to easily adapt them. For those of you out there who want to take the airbrushing plunge, but only have the ciao.


La said...

I was very upset when I found out that my ciaos are not made for the airbrush system. I would never have thought of such an easy solution. >.>
This really helped me! Thx again for sharing this idea with us.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Great idea! Thanks!