5 Stars By Glen on 2014-12-17
Color chart + Fixing dry markers
Guys if you ever find a dried up marker in the set just pull out the marker tip, pour in rubbing alcohol (or any alcohol i guess, since they are alcohol based) close it, shake, and wait one day so they will go back to normal! Just because the marker is dry doesn't mean there isn't any more pigment left. That aside:
Amazing set, best marker brand I tried (and I've tried Copics) and great price. Since many people are looking for the specific colors included I took a picture of the color chart.
This set is very well worth it and will make any artist happy.
5 Stars By Swtcynt on 2014-06-08
Great markers! Great colors!
I needed markers specifically from this brand for my Visual Communications class. Great markers with vivid colors! The one thing I wish was stated with these markers are the colors, so I will list them here for anyone else who is wondering what colors are included. They are as follows:
-Crimson Red (PM4)
-Poppy Red (PM13)
-Canary Yellow (PM19)
-Tuscan Red (PM169)
-Sienna Brown (PM65)
-Dark Brown (PM88)
-Spanish Orange (PM123)
-Indigo Blue (PM43)
-Violet Blue (PM42)
-Dark Green (PM31)
-True Blue (PM39)
-Light Cerulean Blue (PM48)
-Rhodamine Fucshia (PM55)
-Blue Slate (PM145)
-True Green (PM166)
-Apple Green (PM167)
-Grass Green (PM165)
3 Stars By Jay Reefer on 2012-10-18
Good Professional Grade Markers but not for Everyone
There are three major professional markers that everyone recommends: Copic ($5 per marker), Chartpak ($3 per marker), and Prismacolor ($2 per marker). (I've also heard recommendations for Shinhan Touch, but I haven't tried those.) And, if you live in the NYC metro area, art stores such as Utrecht and Blick have their own generic brands.
- professional grade markers
- two nibs allowing various line quality
- most economical/cheap of the major professional marker brands, especially when bought in a set (around $2 per marker)
- in my opinion, dries too quickly and too much color saturation
In my experience:
Of the three brands, Prismacolor markers seem to be the most color-centrated. (By that, I mean that it takes fewer strokes of this marker to get to a saturation of color that may take another marker several strokes.) Because of this, Prismacolor markers dry much quicker and are much darker initially, and I find it a little harder to control the saturation of these markers and also the ability to blend these markers easily. Also, when using with marker paper (Borden & Riley Visual Layout Bond #37 or Bienfang Graphics 360), I find that Prismacolors soak thru several sheets more quickly than other marker brands, which becomes expensive for students or professionals who have to buy their own supplies. I feel like these would be a good choice for comic book illustrators who are looking for strong bold colors, but for people who like to render in more subtle color, you should choose Copic or Chartpak.
My favorite is Chartpak because I like to layer on my markers in a more impressionistic style and I find them easier to blend and right for the price. Copics are the most expensive, but many argue the best quality (especially with it's brush tip that allows beautiful effects that aren't as easily achieved with a regular marker nib). I would also recommend going to your local art store to try out the store brands, because they are often cheaper and the quality is okay for students and beginning professionals.
5 Stars By Dan V. on 2014-02-22
Excellent Value (pun intended)
I am an avid illustrator and wanted to try something new as oppose to the cross hatching that I normally do. These markers are incredible, providing so much value from 10-100 percent black. I didn't think I would use so many differences in values but as I did, I realized how much better some of my illustrations began to look. I would probably have preferred a 2nd 10% marker than a 3rd 100% marker, but that's probably because I use the 10% like a blender.
Overall, they are great markers. A little bulkier than I like, but not horrible.
What's up with the caps?
5 Stars By DLC on 2017-10-06
they are really great quality and beautiful colors
I bought these for my 11 year old so he could color in his big kid coloring book. He loves them! they are really great quality and beautiful colors. He drew some pictures tonight and I noticed they are much more vivid colors than your run of the mill Crayola. I love the dual ends too. We were at Michaels and they had comparable ones for the double the price so we're happy!
5 Stars By Lynn on 2014-05-23
Great Marker Set
You really can't go wrong with Prismacolor and this set has every color you will need to get started.
I use the markers for my costume renderings each time the production crew get's a much better under standing for the colors then when I was using another brand that I respectfully gave to my brother.
On that note this box does not have a colorless blender, I recommend that you buy one at your local art store or online to go along with you new marker set.
5 Stars By Anthony Stewart on 2015-08-23
these markers have consistently performed to a good professional level of quality
For my purposes, whether it be sketching or illustrative, these markers have consistently performed to a good professional level of quality. I have never experienced any premature drying of ink on either side these markers besides common 'wear & tear.' *For any artist interested in visual development or conceptual art, if you are considering this product I would suggest referencing 'The Art of Star Wars: Episode IV, V, VI" for good visual reference of the ranges of rendering these markers can achieve.
5 Stars By LoveArt on 2013-12-05
MY FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ART MARKERS
Lots of people of switching to copic markers and I totally understand the why - but PRISMACOLOR MARKERS are still my favorite. I suggest to my art students (adult) when they begin the process of adding color to their drawings and designs. The versatility of the double end (one a large wedge & the 2nd a fine tip) actually doubles the count to me (so 24 markers = 48 usable ends). My favorite characteristic of these markers are the layering of hue upon hue and use for highlighting, shadows. I often use these markers for both designing the finished product of book illustrations. They are also available in gradations of grey and flesh . . . perfect for monochromatic and portraiture.
5 Stars By Amanda on 2016-03-21
They work beautifully. So much better than buying 100 different colors ...
I use these markers to color silk ribbon for ribbon embroidery. They work beautifully. So much better than buying 100 different colors of ribbon, plus you can make color variations on the ribbon. Will definitely buy Prismacolor markers in the future for all my ribbon coloring.
5 Stars By Andrea on 2016-11-17
Love them! I was afraid they'd arrive a little ...
Love them! I was afraid they'd arrive a little dried out but they were absolutely perfect. Really gives my traditional work that extra pop it was craving! The range of the shades of grey you receive in this pack are fantastic as well.