The Copic Color Chart you see here;
& color/number system helps you
choose colors that will blend nicely and
give you depth in your color range.
How to pick blending colors:
To instantly tell if a color will blend
evenly with the next darker or lighter
shade, choose markers like this:
1. Match the color letters, keeping
the color family the same.
2. Match the middle number, this will
keep the tone the same.
The last number tells you how light or
dark the shade is. For Highlights, pick a
last number with a value of 0, 1, 2, or 3.
For Mid tones, choose numbers 4, 5, or
6. For Shadows, choose colors with the
last number of 7, 8, or 9. Also try to keep
a 2 or 3 digit difference between your
Using more colors achieves
This blend was created with 3 markers:
BG000 BG02 BG05 BG07 BG09
For a smoother gradient, use more colors. Notice how much
more the pale and dark shades stand out when blended with
FV2 FYG2 FBG2 FB2
FRV1 FYR1 FY1 FYG1
BG000 BG05 BG09
BG05 Holiday Blue
Understanding the Copic Color System
The numbers and letters on your marker represent the following:
Shows color type
Color number within color type.
Variation 0-9 Specific Classification/
Specific variation of color within
the intermediate classification.
(Based on 1-10 with neutral gray brightness)
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