Updated June 30, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Copic Markers

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in December of 2016. Thanks to a smooth application, ink that doesn’t bleed, and colors that blend well, Copic markers are extremely popular with a wide variety of artists, both professional and amateur. You'll find them being used by those who enjoy drawing anime and comics but they are also a favorite among architects and landscape designers. They're a fine addition to a relaxing afternoon with a coloring book, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best copic marker on Amazon.

10. Doodle Kit

9. Sketch Blending Basics

8. Skin Tones I

7. Wide Empty

6. Cool Gray Set

5. Pale Pastel Sketch Set

4. Sketch Set A

3. Bold Primaries Sketch

2. Multiliner 9-Piece B-2

1. Ciao Set A

Special Honors

Optional Nibs Once you've invested in a fine set of Copic markers, you may want to take their usability further by trying the Optional Nibs. There are choices for everything from calligraphy to fine line drawing, as well as a nib removal tool that makes changing them a breeze. copic.jp

Editor's Notes

June 28, 2019:

In order to ensure plenty of choices for both professional and casual artists, we've elected to keep both smaller and larger sets at this time. For those who are starting from square one, we still think the Sketch Set A is a good option, but it's notably expensive and not everyone will wish to make the investment. Still, it offers a stunning 72 color choices, so no project is out of reach. There's also the Ciao Set A, which is less expensive but will need to be refilled sooner, as the Ciao markers hold less ink than do the Sketch. (For this reason, and because they are not airbrush compatible, Ciao Copics are generally considered the entry-level, beginner version.) We also added the Wide Empty, a refillable with a wide nib that offers a smooth, consistent stroke. You won't be able to use it right out of the package, but if you already have a collection of Copic inks, it's a good tool to have at your disposal.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on June 30, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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