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i'm Z and i am a prince
twenty-two, atlanta
i draw and cosplay and sometimes do other things i guess idk

i like guro and body horror and i try to tag for it but please just let me know if i missed something and i'll do my best
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I recently downloaded the Sketchbook Copic Edition (free) app, and I decided to try it out today with a super quick Kirian doodle.
What I have to say about it is this:
The actual operation of it is… interesting. I actually really like the interface; the look and the function of it, y’know. It’s just that some of the actual mechanics are fucked up, such as not being able to move layers around (the only way to transfer something from one layer to another is copypaste), not being able to merge layers down, etc. Mostly layer issues. It was extremely annoying. So the only way to get your colour underneath your lines is, completely opposite of how one operates in other drawing programs where you can move layers, one must start drawing at the very top layer, and then work downwards.
If there was a way to change opacity on the brushes, I didn’t find it, which made colouring difficult, though I do like the look of the brushes and (extremely limited palette of) colours. The program does an okay job of imitating the way Copics or other art markers look, and even reflects the shitty results one will get if one tries to work lightest colour to darkest, instead of darkest to lightest as is the correct way of blending with art markers on paper (this is why I have never been good with art markers; they are just completely counter-intuitive to everything I know about colouring).
I guess what I liked best about it was the brushes made to imitate the Copic nibs, and the texture made to look like marker on paper. I just love that look (sob sob sob why do I suck so badly with markers).
I really wonder if the paid deluxe edition is much better. I am sure it comes with a larger array of colours, but the part that would matter most to me, if buying it were a thing I would ever consider doing, would be the layer issues. Do I get more than five layers? Do I get to move things around with ease?
Overall…. I think it was fun to play with, but not something I’ll be using again.
This has been a thing no one cares about. Thank you very much.

I recently downloaded the Sketchbook Copic Edition (free) app, and I decided to try it out today with a super quick Kirian doodle.

What I have to say about it is this:

  • The actual operation of it is… interesting. I actually really like the interface; the look and the function of it, y’know. It’s just that some of the actual mechanics are fucked up, such as not being able to move layers around (the only way to transfer something from one layer to another is copypaste), not being able to merge layers down, etc. Mostly layer issues. It was extremely annoying. So the only way to get your colour underneath your lines is, completely opposite of how one operates in other drawing programs where you can move layers, one must start drawing at the very top layer, and then work downwards.
  • If there was a way to change opacity on the brushes, I didn’t find it, which made colouring difficult, though I do like the look of the brushes and (extremely limited palette of) colours. The program does an okay job of imitating the way Copics or other art markers look, and even reflects the shitty results one will get if one tries to work lightest colour to darkest, instead of darkest to lightest as is the correct way of blending with art markers on paper (this is why I have never been good with art markers; they are just completely counter-intuitive to everything I know about colouring).
  • I guess what I liked best about it was the brushes made to imitate the Copic nibs, and the texture made to look like marker on paper. I just love that look (sob sob sob why do I suck so badly with markers).
  • I really wonder if the paid deluxe edition is much better. I am sure it comes with a larger array of colours, but the part that would matter most to me, if buying it were a thing I would ever consider doing, would be the layer issues. Do I get more than five layers? Do I get to move things around with ease?

Overall…. I think it was fun to play with, but not something I’ll be using again.

This has been a thing no one cares about. Thank you very much.