Your comments on my giveaway have inspired me to have a play with something that I was encouraging my friend Leah to do, mix pencils with Copics. So I did a little research before buying this scholar set of Prismacolor pencils at Hobby Lobby with a coupon. From the reviews I read, the scholar brand is just as good as the ones that come in the tin for half the price (lower cost due to packaging, plastic not tin, and they market them to students which usually has a lower retail). I haven’t got to test them out yet but I’m not a stranger to colored pencils so I don’t thing the learning curve will be too bad.
One thing I want to say if you are thinking of doing this too is lay down your copics *first* then your pencils.
The pencil will rub off and stain your tip (I’ve done this with regular pencils before) but it won’t ruin your marker. I’m not sure exactly how the colored pencil would effect the tip, especially since this lead is softer than your regular pencil so copics *then* pencils. I’ve been getting some work I was a bit behind done but I’m hoping to have a play this weekend! Maybe you’ll see something next week with our latest Digi Release These are too cute to boot!