How are Copic Colors Organized and Named?
Since each of these color names start with "G", we know they belong to the green family. Since the first number in all these colors stars with "0", we know they belong to the same green group, where numbers range from 0-9, with 0 being the most bright or vibrant color, and 9 being the most dull or muted color.
Finally, you'll notice how the numbers at the end range from "000" all the way to "9." These numbers explain the last color indicator, which will tell you how light or dark the color is. If the color has 000, then it's the lightest or palest that color can be. If the color ends with 9, then it's the darkest. Let's take a look at RV52, Cotton Candy:
As you see here in the image, RV52 (we say "five two", not "fifty-two") has been broken down nto its specific parts: the color code (letters+numbers) is made of the color family (RV), the color group (5), and the color value (2), all capped by the color name (Cotton Candy). Now let's take a look at this graphic, and see where RV52 relates to other RV colors in the family and their values!
That's all for this week, but be sure to come by next time as we take our first look at blending your colors, one of the key features of COPIC markers!
Thanks for coming by, and we hope to see you next time!
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