When starting out in traditional media it can be a little intimidating to decide upon what medium to start or try working with. After seeing what some amazing artists can do with these traditional tools, it may be difficult to choose which one to try out. This article endeavours to cover two such mediums, Copics (an alcohol based marker) and watercolours (a water based paint), starting to compare them for the newcomer.
Costs and Initial Set up
The initial cost of any traditional medium can be expensive as several things need to be purchased at the same time. There are often cheaper alternatives to the paints and markers that can be substituted.
Watercolours come in a few varieties, the two most common being pans or tubes. A set of Winsor & Newton pans (12) is around $22USD whilst a set of 10 tubes is about $35USD. They can be purchased individually