Good deal for introductory markers
January 27, 2020
These are a great deal if you don't have the budget for Copics or are not yet sure if they're something you want to use. I've tried the other competing brands (Touchnew, Touchfive) and Ohuhu have so far been the best. What sets them apart from the others is that their bullet tips are a big finer than the other ones, so detail work is much easier.
When drawing on cheaper paper, the other brands tend to have a bit of a bloom, but these make crisper lines. I feel like the ink will last longer because it isn't bleeding out as much.
The absolute best part of this set in particular is the grey tones. There are blue grays, cool greys, warm greys, and green grays. They also have a good portion of usable skin tones that I haven't found in other sets except for buying them individually from the big brands.
One bonus thing they included was a plastic sheet that you place underneath thinner paper so that it doesn't bleed. This was a lightbulb moment for me because I had always used a piece of cardstock underneath and with a sheet of plastic it suddenly becomes much less wasteful.
The case they come in is really sturdy and has good dividers. The only thing you have to do is organize them all when they arrive because they are all in there just willy nilly. It's a good change to make a swatch sheet, though, since the colors and numbers are confusing and nonsensical except for the gray tones.
Caps don't really match the color inside, but that's pretty usual when it comes to art supplies in general.
Overall, I'd recommend these if you're looking to get into drawing with higher quality markers or are just interested in making your existing collection more robust. Copics and ShinHan Touch are of course superior, but not so much that the difference will make or break a drawing. If there was a 200 color set with brush tips I would snap that up immediately, but as far as I have seen the biggest set is 72.