Copic Ciao Review


Hello Nesters, I hope you are doing well! In conjuction with my Mahoosive Copic Haul (click to watch video), here is a more in-depth breakdown of the Copic Ciao markers.

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Each marker uses an alcohol based ink and features a brush tip on one end and a chisel tip on the other. The brush tip is flexible yet ridged enuogh for acurate control with no fraying of the tip while the chisel tip is sturdy and allows you to lay down large areas of color. They are great markers if you are an artist that enjoys a flatness to your coloring without streaking or smudging due to their quick dry time.  You can find examples of them in action on my YOUTUBE channel.


The Ciao line is the cheapest and smallest range in the Copic family coming in at 180 different colors. The ink is smooth and velvety and can easily be built up to your desired opaqueness. When dry, the inks are virtually waterproof thus allowing you to lay other mediums on top as just liquid acrylic and pen.

One thing that brings me back time and time agian to the Copic Brand is the refillablility of their products! I try to be as environmentally conscience as possible and enjoy investing in products that can be reuse without much waste. The refills are made in every color, so there is no need to go out and buy a new marker. Plus, buying a refill will save you a lot of money in the long run. Even the nibs on either end of the marker are replaceable! And if that isn't enough, you can purchase empty pens and fill them with your desired concoction. So get mixing you mad scientist! 

A con if you will, is the price point. Do keep in mind, Copic's are a fine art marker,  not a cheap quality maker you used in grade school, so the pricing will reflect that high quality. I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" and I have not once regretted any of my Copic purchases. If I did, I would say so in a heart beat! Each marker comes in around $6.00 USD give or take depending on where you purchase your markers. Yes, it is pricey, but remember, they are reusable unlike other markers. 

To end this love rant, I am very down with Copic Ciaos and can't imagine myself using another marker anytime soon. I know it can be a tough investment to make, but honestly if you are looking for streak free markers that will blend to create your desired depth, they are really worth it!

I hope this helps and if you have any other questions
drop them down below!