Thanks for the nice comment about my cards. I highly recommend trying copics even if it takes a while to build up your stash. When buying them, buy colors of the same color family. Meaning if you buy some yellows buy at least 3 yellows with numbers close to each other like Y04,Y06 & Y08. That way you'll be able to blend the colors nicely. Pick a few shades in the main colors....yellow, green, blue, red/pink and brown. That will give you a wide range to work with when coloring images. I'm self taught and learned by reading about the markers on the internet. Good luck and just have fun. Feel free to ask me questions any time you like.