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Getting to know our team of Copic Ambassadors

Matt Falconer - Redlands City, Queensland, Australia

 

How would you describe your artwork?
My style has developed from a neo-traditional tattoo and comic book background.

Why do you love Copic?
I Love Copics immense and vast collection of colours. I like fact that whatever colour you see on the lid, is an exact representation of what it's going to look like when you use it. Very few marker companies can achieve this. I also love the names they come up with for their colours.

What do you do if you are in a creative rut?
I tend to usually go skateboarding. I will also search out other artists content that I find are more skilled than me for inspiration, that then gives me the drive to excel past them. I am inspired by tattoo artists, I have a real appreciation for them being able to turn human skin into a work of art.

What is your favourite Colour Combo?
At the moment it's a combination of 'V05 Marigold' with 'BG49 Duck Blue' it makes for an amazing majestic type background.

When you aren’t Copic-ing, what do you do?
Playing video games, reading, cooking and I enjoy just cruising around on my skateboard from time to time.

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 5 markers what colours would they be?
It would definitely have to be the colourful and vibrant ones like; YG07, B02, R27, Y38 and RV25.

 

Niki Bee- Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

 

When did you first start using Copic?
I Started using Copic's when I first discovered paper crafting, they are the go-to alcohol marker within the community and I feel in love at first blend.

How would you describe your artwork?
As a card maker, I aim to create clean and balanced cards with pops of colour all on a 10.5cm x 14cm panel.

What do you do if you are in a creative rut?
If I'm in a creative rut, I will clean my craftroom and organise, that way when inspiration does hit, I'll have a fresh room to create in. I also love connecting with creative people on Instagram and watching crafty YouTube Videos, just seeing others create brings joy to me.

Which artists are you inspired by?
There are so many people I'm inspired by, I adore Melania Deasy's way with colour and I'm completely obsessed with all things Celeste Wrona. I love the free and quirky style of Helen Dardik and when Jack Grayson's draws his life moments, you cannot help but smile.

When you aren’t Copic-ing, what do you do?
If I'm not Copic-ing I'm a Mum and a wife, who adores daily walks on the beach, weekends filled with hiking, 4Wd-ing, camping and sending happy mail to those I love.

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 5 markers what colours would they be?
Which colours would I take on a deserted Island? I'm pretty sure this question has given me heart palpitations. BG02, RV14, Y18, G05 and BV02. I figure I'll mostly be doodling, might as well be colourful.

 

Cassy Lyttle – Bowral , New South Wales, Australia

 

What are you favourite Copic products?
My favourite Copic products are the Various Ink Refills and I used them in alcohol ink freestyle painting.

Where do you Copic?
I use Copic inks largely at home in my makeshift studio and because they are easy to pack and store, I can transport them on holidays with me!

What do you do if you are in a creative rut?
I am fortunate that I have never been in a creative rut but I know that a champagne and potato crisps would sort me out!!

Which artists are you inspired by?
I am greatly inspired by Chagall for his whimsical themes and his vibrant colours but I also love Brett Whitely and John Olsen for their scribbly free designs.

When you aren’t Copic-ing, what do you do?

When I’m not Copicing, I’m working as a Kindergarten teacher, relaxing with my husband or my children and grandchild.

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 5 inks what colours would they be?
B99, B21, BG72, BV29 and E87. These colours don’t necessarily go together but one of them usually features in each of my works!

 

 Jaime Fleming – Queenstown, New Zealand

 

How would you describe your artwork?
I create stylised alpine landscapes that are inspired by my love of being in the mountains.
Using a variety of techniques and mediums I recreate the magic of the mountains by instilling the spirit of adventure into each piece.

Why do you love Copic?
I love the depth I can create with beautiful blends and bold colours, as well as the intricate details and smooth linework I can produce.

Which artists are you inspired by?
There are so many inspirational artists that I adore, but if I had to pick a few today I would say Vanessa Stark (@vanessastarkart), Lois Vero (@loisvero) & Nikki Frumkin (@drawntohighplaces)

When did you first start using Copic?
Just this year! I'd been lusting over Copic Markers for a while and finally took the plunge at in January - and I'm so glad I did!

When you arn’t Copic-ing, what do you do?
When I'm not at my day job at a local helicopter company sending people off on all kinds of adventures, you'll find me snowboarding, hanging out with my husband and our awesome dog or planning my next big adventure!

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 5 markers what colours would they be?
I don't think I could survive without my Multiliners, but I would have to pick BG34, BV17, Y11, R85 and YR16 ...maybe sneak in a Colourless Blender too!

 

 Sam Moore - Christchurch, New Zealand

 

How would you describe your artwork?
A colourful mix of strange characters, weird environ¬ments and crazy creatures.

What are you favourite Copic products?
The Copic Gasenfude Brush Pen and the Classic Markers.

Why do you love Copic?
The feel of the marker on the paper, the way they blend and the huge range of vibrant colours.

Which artists are you inspired by?
Moebius (Jean Giraud) is my artistic hero. But there are amaz¬ing artist all over the world working in different disciplines like film, TV, comics etc that inspire me everyday.

When did you first start using Copic?
When I was studying graphic design.

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 5 markers what colours would they be?
C4, C6, C8, R29 and B24.

 

 Cassandra James, Melbourne, Australia

 

How would you describe your artwork?
My artwork is a mix of my passions and inspirations, comic-y realism with hints of neo-traditional tattoo vibes mixed in. Let’s call it ‘If Sailor Moon Were to go to the West.’

What are you favourite Copic products?
I adore the Copic Sketch Markers, the brush tips are so beautiful to work with and you can achieve some wonderfully smooth blending and colour transitions with them. The Multiliners are great too, ink that doesn't bleed when you marker colour over the top is so important.

Why do you love Copic?
I grew up as a traditional painter and the way you can layer and blend the colours is very reminisent of the traditional painting techniques I learned growing up. So not only are Copic products very comfortable for me, they're also very versatile as artistic tools.

Which artists are you inspired by?
The easiest question would be 'which artist's don't inspire me?' As someone with a comic artist background I adore artists such as Nicola Scott, Adam Hughes, Becky Cloonan and Terry Dodson. But I also adore and draw inspirtation from classic artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Caravaggio and Gustave Courbet as well as the pin-up painters from the 1930s to 50s.

When you arn’t Copic-ing, what do you do?
I burlesque dance in my spare time as well as paint tabletop miniatures. I’m a massive nerd and love my comics, tabletop and video games. When not enjoying any of those other hobbies I love enjoying a nice glass of wine or whisky and relaxing.

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 5 markers what colours would they be?
Probably a set of 5 cool greys because you can do some really beautiful monotonal blending using just Copic greys. I love me some C2, C4, C5, C6 and and C8.

 

Nathan Cole - from Iowa, USA, living in Melbourne, Australia

 

How would you describe your artwork?
I like bold colours, strong contours and clean lines. My artwork with Copic Markers is mainly in the style of comic book illustrations.

Why do you love Copic?
I like the versatility of Copic, how easily the colours can be blended, and the vibrancy of the finished art. I love the Copic Sketch Markers! They're so easy to use with so many colours!

Which artists are you inspired by?
Alan Davis, Alphonse Mucha, Hokusai, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sophia Coppola

What is your favourite Copic colour?
Wow, tough one. Gonna go with YR15 - so bright and energetic!

When you aren’t Copic-ing, what do you do?
I make comic books, do yoga, swim, and cook Mexican food. At the moment I'm organising a new comic book festival for Melbourne called Indie Comic Con.

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 5 markers what colours would they be?
G05, B18, R27, YR15, Y18 They make me happy when I look at them :)

 

 Amanda Toner - Napier, New Zealand

 

How would you describe your artwork?
Bright, bold and fun illustration!

Why do you love Copic?
Copic Markers must be the easiest and best quality marker pens I have had the pleasure of using. They are easy to blend and fit my style so well.

What do you do if you are in a creative rut?
Sketch. Never stop drawing, you will get through that rut if you keep sketching.

What is your favourite Colour Combo?
BV00, RV02, C-3, BV23 and R20! Love the pastel tones.

When you aren’t Copic-ing, what do you do?
Tattoo, Browse Instagram for inspiration and sleep - haha!

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 5 markers what colours would they be?
My favourite colour combo- Bv00, RV02, C-3, BV23 and R20! I love the pastel tones.

 

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