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A brush tip on one end and a chisel tip on the other end of these ultra fast-drying, alcohol-based markers make them ideal for a variety of uses.
The ink in MEPXY Brush Markers is translucent so that lines and colors can show through, making the blending and layering of colors possible. A new ink formulation introduced in 2011 assures superior coverage and consistency. The ink is toner-friendly, so it won't remove print or images from copied or laser-printed pages.
MEPXY Brush Markers also work well with stamped or drawn images, depending on what type of ink is used to stamp or draw the images.
Note — Please see Item Specs tab for a detailed listing of sets' contents.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Cool Gray, Set of 12
Toner Gray, Set of 12
Warm Gray, Set of 12
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
It looks good but I have no others to use it with.(blender)
Comments about MEPXY Brush Markers:
I need to buy other markers to go with it to answer truthfully. .
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My go-to marker
i have used markers for years and these are the ones i prefer most of all. i understand that marker preferences are very much up to the individual who uses the markers, so keep in mind that i am writing off my personal experience and preference. also i am not the best at english so i am sorry if parts do not make sense.i use the gray markers and so my review is towards those.the chisel tip in this marker is rounded and ends in a point in comparison to other marker alternatives, where the chisel tip is basically a thick rectangle with an edge sliced off. this in my opinion allows for a much more diverse range of using the chisel tip and adds a lot more control which i enjoy very much. i often use the chisel tip to sketch in lightly with the marker as the control allowed with this tip lets me thicken and thin lines whenever i want to, giving the picture a dynamic look. the nub tip lets you go in for finer details which is pretty useful as well.this marker works differently on different types of paper. the best (to me) paper for this is paper that doesnt actually hold marker well which is a bonus for me as that paper is cheaper. the "ink" spreads much more on thinner paper so you do not have to waste as much coloring and lets the marker last longer and it is easier to do shading (with the same marker) when it is thinner... on thicker papers it is difficult to get imbetween values using the same marker because the ink holds a bit better. this is definitely something up to preference however...it is good to keep another paper undersneath the one you are drawing on though because the marker may seep through. my one real complain is that sometimes the texture of the marker will change depending on which gray marker you use first (darker ontop of light or light on top of dark) and that you cannot mix the separate grays together without a strange texture (like french or cool or warm)
Works well for value studies
By Granny Bee
from Columbus, MS
Purchased these on clearance. Great value, good product. Super for doing value studies and plein aire sketches. It's really not what something costs, but what you do with it!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Abe the Hobbiest
from Stafford, VA
The brush nibs are great they feel very similar to copic marker nibs. They also feel great.
By Little Lottie
from Tacoma, Washington
I've used brush pens before but this is the first time I've actually purchased my own. Going off of those comparisons, I was surprised by how easily the color bled out of my lines. While it could have been the fault of my paper (it was pretty thin), this should be kept in mind. Overall the colors are nice and it was a great deal!
Merchant response: For best results with these, and other alcohol based markers, we recommend using a bleedproof marker paper. If you would like any help selecting the best one for you, please feel welcome to give us a call at 1.800.933.2542. Our Experts are available M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pmCST.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Nice set of watercolor-like markers
By Lord Voldemort
from St. Louis, MO
These markers work well in combination with other types of media, such as copic alcohol markers, colored pencils, and watercolors. When using them you get a watercolor-like effect, great for adding in subtle colors into artwork without much blending. Their square shape, however, takes some getting used to.
MEPXY: A Great Alternative Marker
from Maxwell, IA
MEPXY. Vibrant. Alcohol Based (less smear, less fade). Bleed is controllable. Large Square Shape. Blending requires a little more work. Strong Scent. Not for Fine Detail. Fit in Copic Marker Stands but NOT portable Copic Marker WalletsAs an avid marker user, I'm always on the look out for great deals on alcohol based markers (i.e. Copic, Prisma, MEPXY). For those of you who don't know, an alcohol based marker is less likely to fade or wash away if it gets a little wet. They also smear much less often than a regular marker. It lasts longer and is much easier to blend. Depending on your marker, it may bleed more or less than regular water based markers. I've found the bleeding depends on how you use your marker. I purchased the entire Toner Grey set and two other colors: Lime Punch and Pale Green. I use the greys to sketch and color finished products. I promise they're less green looking than the pictures on your computer imply. The L11 and G02 markers are incredibly neon. If you like bright, vibrant colors, MEPXY seems to be the way to go. MEPXY's G02 is a lot more vibrant than my Copic G02, though the colors are similar. MEPXY bleeds a little bit but is controllable. Controlling a marker bleed is fairly simple and takes very little practice on the artist's part. That being said, MEPXY may not be your go-to marker for fine details. Speaking of fine details, the MEPXY is a square shape. I have used round and rectangular markers, but I find the large square MEPXY has to be quite comfortable. MEPXY does not blend as well as other brands (Copics, Prismas) unless you are willing to work at it. The markers, like any alcohol based marker, smell. If you're an avid marker user like myself, you quite enjoy the marker smell and get used to it very quickly. For those of you looking to use a more professional marker such as the MEPXY, the smell may be overwhelming.
Excellent blending medium.
from St. Paul, MN
I have used Mepxy brush markers in situations where I want highlights in particular to show through a wash, tone, or gray. Once you are comfortable with the idea of applying the highlight first and running the 'main' color over it, you get a predictable result. It also works well to lay down adjacent areas of color and running the blender between the areas in different patterns for various effects. It's a shame that Blick is closing these markers out, but the Mepxy folks are now selling direct whatever they have on hand. It was a good move on Blick's part to lower the minimum shipping rate, they'll compete better on smaller orders.
A Great Value, Gettum' While They Last
I use these in conjunction with Copic. Although my preference is Copic. These are a fantastic value, I would recommend getting a set of whatever is left. They are close in color/saturation to Copic, I do think that Copic has the edge as far as color, size, shape etc., but you are going to get a great deal here on Blick for great quality markers.
Love these markers!
from Redlands, CA
I really love these markers! the only problem is that they will not stock them anymore and they are really hard to find. I love the quality and the colors are amazing! Great buy!
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