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Lois Lane, Star Reporter by quin-ones Lois Lane, Star Reporter by quin-ones
From Emerald City Comic Con. Copic markers and ink on 9 x 12 bristol.

I'd kept hearing about these amazing 'Copic' brand markers from various professionals, and decided to get a couple to try out myself. Gotta say, they're pretty fun to draw with.
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Praxiusalternate Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Nice Work!
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Thanks
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ColonelFlagg Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I love my Lois, in her many incarnations and yours is both unique and delightful -- pluckish and sexy but she actually seems like a reporter with a hot lead. Great sense of character.
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Yeah, I was going for 'the fetching, yet industrious reporter'. Glad it comes through!
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ColonelFlagg Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Very much so. Lois should be a CNN reporter. A Suzanne Malveaux or Campbell Brown. (I must say I love that Erica Durance as Lois on Smallville). But to quote an episode of MASH,, "Lois Lane-- she always gets kidnapped, right?" For all her role breaking, she always gets tied up (and it's always kind of reassuring there's always a beautiful girl to be rescued by Superman). :)
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Artist
very nice!
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thanks Paul. :)
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IkeWhitehead Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
cools.
i'm surprised you haven't used copics before.
they seem like a natural medium for your style
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I'd wanted to try them for a while, and then my local art store stocked up on them. I couldn't resist.
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IkeWhitehead Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
when nature calls.
what store do you frequent?
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Well I'm in Boston, so just what's nearby. There's an Artists & Craftsman Supply store and a Utrecht in Cambridge that I go to most of the time. These I got from a Dick Blick at Fenway though.
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IkeWhitehead Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
yeah i usually go to the dick blick.
i went to a place in harvard square that seemed to be decent but they didn't have anything in stock
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mysteryming Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional
She is on to Clark's trajectory, wherever it's taking him, and I love it!
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thanks, Ming!
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Artist
She's thinking about writing an article on "how to get your superboyfriend to cook for you everyday for the rest of your life." or something like that.
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Heh.
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DocShaner Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Artist
Wow! I love it, Joe. Great Lois.
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thanks, Doc!
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SketchMat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
I hear a lot about these markers too, and i've been debating picking up some, are they worth the money? What makes them different than say a normal marker? it gives such a clean feel, i love the look.
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quin-ones Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Well they kind of behave like watercolor which is nice. The ink seems to stay a little wet for a time, and blends with proceeding tones you lay over it. However, unlike watercolor, the inks from these markers do set, and aren't really re-workable in the same way that watercolor is. I imagine this could be seen as both a strength and a weakness.

As for whether they're worth it, I can't say. I've worked with sketch markers before, but have always been disappointed by them, feeling the pens a bit too clumsy and short-lived to really be worth my while. These feel a lot better on the page, and can be used in a vary painterly way, which I like. The nibs also seem to be pretty durable, and it's a big plus that you can re-fill the inkwells on their pens, which are archival. So, lot's of plus's.

They are expensive however, so if price is an issue, it's probably best to just stick with watercolor or some other cheaper medium. As for me, the jury's still out. I just like to experiment.
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luisarellano Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nothing really bad the result, i really like the grays
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