Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Starter Colors

Just starting out with Copics? Here are the colors we recommend that we use the most to get your collection started.

  • Skin R00, E00,E11,R20 (for cheeks)
  • Hair E50,E53,E55,E57 (blonde)
  • Red R22,R24,R27,R29,R39
  • Blue B91,B93,B95,B97,B99
  • Green YG03,YG25,YG17 (I tend to use more lime greens)
  • Yellow Y02,Y06,Y08 (But I am not in love with my yellow)
  • Orange YR15,YR16,YR18
  • Pink R81,R83,R85
  • Purple/Lavender V01, V15,V06
  • Skin – E11, E00, E000, R20 (blush)
  • Hair (I picked Brunette) – E29/39/35
  • Red – R89/27/24
  • Blue – B06/04/02/01
  • Green – YG09/07/06 or Traci's green, LOVE Traci's green
  • Yellow – Y17/13/08
  • Orange – YR68/16/ Y38
  • Pink – R85/83/81
  • Purple – V17/15/12
This is my Copic "cheat sheet" with all my colors.  Not very exciting but I use it all the time when trying to match colors:


• Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
• Hair - E55, E57, E59
• Red - R24, R29, E07
• Blue - B00, B01, B04, B06
• Grreen - YG01, YC03, YG25, YG17
• Yellow - Y13, Y15, Y17
• Orange - YR12, YR 04, YR18
• Pink - ( I just had to break this into blue tone and red tone)
•         Blue tone Pink RV00, RV10, RV11
•         Red tone Pink R00, R21, R22
• Purple/Lavender - V01, V05, V06

  • Skin - E000, E11, E13, R20 (for cheeks) 
  • Hair(blonde) - E50, E53, 0
  • Red - R24, R46 (darker blend), R14 (lighter blend)
  • Blue - B93, B97(darker blend), B91 (lighter blend)
  • Green - G21, G94 (darker blend), YG11 (lighter blend)
  • Yellow - Y32, Y35 (darker blend), E50 (lighter blend)
  • Orange - YR68, E97 (darker blend), YR65 (lighter blend)
  • Pink - RV23, RV35(darker blend), RV21 (lighter blend)
  • Purple/Lavender - I really don't use these colours much and would simply colour match with the papers I'm using! I have some as part of set within my collection! I have coloured these images to give you an idea how they might look :)

  • Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20, R21
  • Hair - Blonde: Y21, Y26, Y28 Brunette: E30, E34, E35, E57, E59
  • Red - R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39
  • Blue - B0000, B91, B93, B97, B99, BG0000, BG72, BG75, BG78
  • Green - G0000, G82, G85
  • Yellow - Y32, Y35, Y38
  • Orange - YR0000, YR61, YR65, YR68
  • Pink - RV0000, RV000, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
  • Purple/Lavender - BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04


donna mikasa said...

What a great post! I love to see all your color choices--thank you for sharing them!

Paula said...

Absolutely priceless - am saving it in Word & printing it off to work with my set of Copic Ciaos -
Thanks ever so.
Paula (PEP)

LORi said...

Great information Girls!!! You ROCK!!
Blessings - LORi

Carisa said...

What color combo for the skin did Kim use for the 2nd and 3rd pics? I always want to try diff skin tones but wind up just sticking with the lighter tones b/c I can't get just the right combo of darker tones. Thanks!

Cindy H. said...

Thanks so much this is really very helpful to me as I learn to use my Copics!

vera rhuhay said...

Wow..Thank you so much! This is really GREAT! as I just starting with copics (^_^)