How to NOT use alcohol markers / 5 mistakes alcoholic marker artists make

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


LuckyWolf Studios

May 5, 2019, 4:23 am Reply

To blend, you can take the lighter color and add another layer on top of the darker color. It might use more ink, but it blends pretty well. The darker color will fade in with the lighter color, thus creating a blend of the two.

Richard Ceniseroz

May 5, 2019, 6:52 am Reply

Copics are nice i bought like 32 individual along with some prismas cant complain love them alot


May 5, 2019, 8:45 am Reply

Why u only have 18k subs this is



May 5, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

with your accent, I don't even know what your saying


May 5, 2019, 1:27 pm Reply

I dont fix streaky lines because I think it's unfixible.

I'm just lazy :/


May 5, 2019, 11:59 pm Reply

Only useful video

Barbara Kempernolte

May 5, 2019, 5:49 am Reply

Im so glad I found this video ! ❤️ I’m new to using alcohol based markers. I didn’t know there’s specific paper for them. I’m stopping by the store tomorrow!

HetaliaRussiaFan 01

May 5, 2019, 9:09 pm Reply

i se too bad i do not have a blender marker to do my shadows better tip to tip helps with the colorless blender like ya did right now.

Atty Arts

May 5, 2019, 8:42 am Reply

What a beautiful accent! You have such a sweet voice 💕 nice video

Faiyaz Rafee

May 5, 2019, 8:28 pm Reply

When you realize you didn’t make any of these mistakes starting out:

😏 😏 I’M A GOD

Caeleb Artzz

May 5, 2019, 3:23 am Reply

Thank u the liner was my problem


May 5, 2019, 8:40 pm Reply

The streak tip helped me a lot

Yukio Hatake

Jun 6, 2019, 1:32 pm Reply

Paypa XDDD


Jun 6, 2019, 5:58 am Reply

You look like blue the bone from twitter

nila un

Jun 6, 2019, 3:33 pm Reply

Are you german


Jun 6, 2019, 3:52 am Reply

3:34 I died laughing when she said pen at the end 🤣🤣


Jun 6, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

3:34 I lost it ahhah

JustinHab Gaming

Jun 6, 2019, 4:25 am Reply

Exactly this is expectations vs reality

She Gameplays

Jun 6, 2019, 4:33 pm Reply

3:37 is so funny lol

Bulvr In Roblox

Jun 6, 2019, 6:01 am Reply

As if for me, why i want copic markers, just for colouring °^°

Rosary Serphiran

Jun 6, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

Lol yes I make streaks everytime whenever I'm using markers since I'm a beginner what I want to learn is how to shade hair,body,clothes,and eyes by using markers.

Strange Strorm101

Jun 6, 2019, 1:20 am Reply

So what is the white marker for? Nothing??

Catherine Levison

Jun 6, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

Lovely voice and you are so funny!! I was the streak queen until I watched others coloring away at their work and a good blended saturated color was the result.


Jun 6, 2019, 7:47 pm Reply

Anna oo-

Maren Freece

Jun 6, 2019, 9:40 pm Reply

Copic markers are my favorites, but they are so expensive. So then I just end up buying regular alcohol markers and they suck 😖

Doki Doki Literature club

Jun 6, 2019, 4:54 am Reply

What I do is put the blender down first that quickly apply both marker onto of there, this causes them to blend together rather then with out the blender underneath so I still find it useful, it took me a bit though to perfect it

Δήμητρα Αβραάμ

Jun 6, 2019, 10:30 pm Reply

I personally always use printer paper because the ink blends so much easier and maybe it's just the kind of maker paper I have, but every layer of marker dries extremely slowly causing me to smudge it at some point, and when I try to blend the marker looks streaky not the way it looks in your paper though. No matter how much ink I use it looks bad. I have paper from a good brand too soooo

Lily _6559

Jul 7, 2019, 2:39 am Reply

“I just remove your ink and don’t blend at all muhahahahahahah pen”

Rosemary Polarsky

Jul 7, 2019, 2:08 pm Reply

Thank you so much I just got my first pack of achole based markers not knowing much about them! This helps so much thank you! ❤️

Xanaha :3

Jul 7, 2019, 7:18 pm Reply

People out there coloring a whole Mona Lisa with normal color pencils and then there’s me ;-;

Alexander Dorn

Jul 7, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

Thanks so much !!!!!!!

lin nihil

Jul 7, 2019, 5:52 pm Reply

Liner? What liner? I have the power of 50 cents pen

melany amighina da seleste chan

Jul 7, 2019, 6:47 am Reply

Ur draws is not so amazings 😐 but im not a hater

•æsthetic Trauma•

Jul 7, 2019, 9:09 pm Reply

You sound like that English isn't your first language maybe German

Ilya van den Brandt

Jul 7, 2019, 8:20 pm Reply

but how can you save the markers if the tip has worn down?

Sienna Yuui

Jul 7, 2019, 5:12 pm Reply

I have some tips while drawing with markers!

– If you are drawing with pencil, you can dab the blender to the pencil lineart so i does not smears the line art!
– you can use blender to fix mistake! If you color out of the line, you can use the blender to fix it!
– i would recommend using cheaper marker before going to copics. Copics is a professional markers. They are also too expensive rather than a cheaper marker price is, and try to learn on how to use a marker first! Then you can go to copics!

Edit : I got these tips from my sister! She is really good at drawing!

Salvador Martinez

Jul 7, 2019, 6:02 pm Reply

Just being honest no offense,but you need to work on you’re line work. Digital and traditional.And you’re art style, not much of a fan, so work on it

Salvador Martinez

Jul 7, 2019, 11:45 pm Reply


Salvador Martinez

Jul 7, 2019, 7:46 pm Reply

Ya art is bad

Salvador Martinez

Jul 7, 2019, 7:48 pm Reply

You’re animation is not funny and it is annoying


Jul 7, 2019, 4:59 pm Reply

The colorless blender is for when u go out the lines and its used to texture pictures.

Dave Kav

Jul 7, 2019, 2:42 am Reply

Lol so I have a set of Prismacolor markers and my friend and I used them to color on our hair… has… uh… anyone else done that.. or.. just us? embarrassed

Leny Playzzz

Jul 7, 2019, 12:06 pm Reply

Name markers?!?

Noelle G.

Jul 7, 2019, 12:24 am Reply

Thanks for the help!!

Area 52

Jul 7, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

Don't drink the marker


Jul 7, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

Wow! You help me a lot! I am from brazil, and here we dont have so much help! Thank you ❤


Jul 7, 2019, 11:22 pm Reply

Very cute video.

Creative Pony Productions!

Jul 7, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

In college is when my art took off I was all pencil until I was given a set of colored markers for Christmas, and they weren’t the best, but I learned from them. I was living legend early on in my first semester of college, but I made myself even more famous by putting my artwork all over the school.

Let’s Switch It Up

Jul 7, 2019, 10:28 pm Reply

Oh yes, ‘beginner artists’. Because you’re such a professional with your… let’s just say childlike art style, if I can even call it that aha

dina sso

Jul 7, 2019, 7:44 am Reply

Auch wenn ich nur Deutsch kann ich verstehe alles das ist mir egal ich will nicht mehr z.b. zu meinem Geburtstag birthday copic ciao die habe ich mir schon länger gewünscht und vielleicht bekomme ich sie es ist mir scheißegal ob wir was sagt auch wenn Englisch das versteht alles weil meine Lehrerin die Macht mit uns immer Englisch und deswegen weiß ich alles tschüssi lieb Größe DIN Dina

DJ_arja C

Jul 7, 2019, 1:15 pm Reply

Junifarben… Isn't that German? You don't really sound like English is your first language so there's a question in my had. Are you from Germany?

baka bunny

Jul 7, 2019, 10:32 pm Reply

"Oooooo a blendaaaa" Sounds like youre german, are you?


Jul 7, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

Are you German?

Michigan TheBest

Jul 7, 2019, 7:27 pm Reply

I’m a beginner artist currently working with crayola (oof x.x) and I plan on buying some ohuhu markers. This video was very helpful. Thank you.

Catalina Tran

Jul 7, 2019, 4:42 am Reply

Do u have any recommendations for marker paper that’s cheap

j Salim

Jul 7, 2019, 8:22 pm Reply

Im getting my VERY FIRST OHUHU marker on Wednesday and in soooo exited ill make sure to rewatch the video when they arrive


Jul 7, 2019, 4:38 pm Reply

Is there a fix, or am I doing something wrong myself, for when your market seems to be TOO juicy? I'll just be holding my marker and the ink will keep dripping out of it leaving dots everywhere or when I actually use it pools of ink just pour out onto my paper running everywhere. It's happened with multiple markers as well and it's scares me off of using my copics I spent so much on

dika lastname

Jul 7, 2019, 11:47 am Reply

K… stop reading my mind at the start of the video, k.

Raoni Garcia Alves

Jul 7, 2019, 2:20 pm Reply

I love this video <3 Thanks so much!


Aug 8, 2019, 2:09 pm Reply

Danke für die Tipps 😘😘


Aug 8, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

But dude. they don't sell Marker papers TwT

Cheyenne Withers

Aug 8, 2019, 10:13 pm Reply

“I just REMOVE your ink and DON'T blend AT ALL muhahahahahahahh PEN.“

Ben Wong

Aug 8, 2019, 1:13 pm Reply

U can buy Copics in Taiwan it’s pretty cheap


Aug 8, 2019, 11:43 am Reply

Thank you I learn so much from this!

Dienstag um 12

Aug 8, 2019, 6:33 pm Reply

Super cute and helpful ♥

Jaylene Medina

Aug 8, 2019, 11:25 pm Reply

if the marker bleeds outside of the line you can fix it with a white gelly roll


Aug 8, 2019, 5:48 am Reply

hahaha Great video…loved your commentary.


Aug 8, 2019, 7:21 am Reply

Can I use the paper on the moleskine sketchbook?

Aph Malaysia

Aug 8, 2019, 7:20 am Reply

Marker paper at my local Michael's is like $4 a sheet I think?

Bradley Ilagan

Aug 8, 2019, 6:53 am Reply

Two ways to interpret "alcoholic marker artists".

marker artists are alcoholic
artists use markers that are alcoholic

Xavier Jones

Aug 8, 2019, 7:47 am Reply

Like the video it was funny and helpful


Sep 9, 2019, 6:01 am Reply

Micron liners can be erased slightly

Weird Offended guy

Sep 9, 2019, 4:40 am Reply

Shit animation but cool concept

Delighted Cherry

Sep 9, 2019, 4:37 pm Reply

Ok…I have copic markers….I tried them don’t think I even draw better…But that works best for me and that’s the important thing about art supplies P.S.No hate It’s just my opinion 😁✨

Jasmina Beslagic

Sep 9, 2019, 7:46 pm Reply

haha yeah i thought too that the blender was a bad pencil laughing at me no you are not blending🙄 Thank you for the help

jay walker

Sep 9, 2019, 8:28 pm Reply

😂😂😂just so you know – i had my earbuds on and it was on its full volume – wasn’t expecting the error beep sound

jay walker

Sep 9, 2019, 8:29 pm Reply

And your videos so funny

Donna D

Sep 9, 2019, 7:20 am Reply

Great Video!!!!

avril leong

Sep 9, 2019, 7:37 am Reply

Thank you for telling us!These tips helps me.You are the best🙏🏻👍🏻


Sep 9, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

My birthday is in a few days and my mom got me pretty expensive alcohol-based markers, and I've been researching a lot about them and how to use them because I don't want to ruin them haha. This video definitely showed me things that I did not know before about alcohol markers. Thanks a lot!

100000 subs for this Polite Cat

Sep 9, 2019, 9:24 am Reply

yea gotta stop drinking

DC NINETAILS anime boy

Sep 9, 2019, 12:10 am Reply

Your illustrations are cute


Sep 9, 2019, 3:26 am Reply

Bruh anyone notice she was using the 12 dollar wish markers? 😒

lil babies

Sep 9, 2019, 8:38 pm Reply

You can use the blender to blend but you’ve got to color it with the brush nib of the color of your choice or you can use it to pick up lighter colors or create effects, it’s useful when you know how but I agree that it isn’t really for blending, also it’s hard to blend an B01 with a B50, but if you’ve got a B06 and a B08 you should be fine with layering both of them down and then using the lighter color to blend everything together (brush nib makes that a lot easier)


Oct 10, 2019, 3:38 am Reply

I see you use touchfive markers.

Mass Deep

Oct 10, 2019, 5:01 am Reply

I thought this was a guide for alcoholic artists 😂😂😂

Dionna Adkins

Oct 10, 2019, 12:56 am Reply

I just got copics today so I need videos like this. -__-"

Laurel Cook

Oct 10, 2019, 10:12 pm Reply

I’m not a fan of copic because there’s no real reason for them to be so expensive. I used chromatography to identify the fd&C colors used in each pen, hehehe… now I just need rubbing alcohol and I get free various ink for life lmao. Rubbing alcohol is cheap af and can be extracted from the fruit sitting on your counter (if you are prone to the forgotten fruit bowl, lol.). Fd&C dye is kinda expensive, but you can literally use food coloring for the same effect. Only issue is that you need to use a lot of serial dilutions to get that perfectly icy gray. (C-3)

Henzel Aguilera

Oct 10, 2019, 6:38 pm Reply

First visit and I'm subscribed. It's enjoyable

Chocogachalife YT

Oct 10, 2019, 8:04 am Reply

This is VERY HELPFULL! Thanks!.. Now I know the right way to use the making ppl angry blender pen!

adewale elegbede

Oct 10, 2019, 3:13 pm Reply

Amp is bad

Diana Mükke

Oct 10, 2019, 11:11 am Reply

Man kann hören, dass du Deutsche bist 😄 Versuch mal die Aussprache mehr zu lernen 😅 So als Tipp 🙂


Oct 10, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

I use mixed media it’s fine


Oct 10, 2019, 11:26 am Reply

As someone that has never used alcohol based markers, I came across this video preparing myself to use them. Very helpful and very funny 😄

Honor Phone

Oct 10, 2019, 5:14 pm Reply

It's ,,how not to use … "

Dr Teddy

Oct 10, 2019, 7:16 am Reply

So, the press won't say I'm an exceptional talent? 😧


Nov 11, 2019, 1:14 am Reply

What I do:
Sketch your drawing in a sketch book.
Then before you start coloring get scrap piece of paper or cardboard and have that under the sketch, ensure the size matches the size of your sketchbook.

I do this cause the special bleed-less paper you can get is very expensive and not something you want to waste money on if you can get 50x the paper at 90% the price.
I'd say only get the special paper if you are drawing for a client.

Also a lot of color drawing outcomes can be a result of what type of markers you have.

As for the colorless blender it should be called Colorless Vivid as it just lifts up a bit of the color making the original color tone brighter. I only use the colorless blender to push back color that has bled past my line art and to make some tones a bit lighter.

Sherin Animations

Nov 11, 2019, 8:23 pm Reply

you really can't speak English
I don't know but it's hurting my ear😅

jung hoseok

Nov 11, 2019, 11:29 pm Reply

Aw this was so cute

Tete Gullre

Nov 11, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply

Can I mix markers from 2 different brands?

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