Ohuhu Marker 40pc Review
These markers are a great deal - great price! They are slightly smaller than Copics. which means they will run out of ink quicker, but that’s okay. You can buy Copic refill inks, and then it will be just as good.
How to Curate and Blend your Markers
I learned how to use Markers from Art Center College of Design from Tony Yao.
Choosing and curating your markers is very important. People spend a lot of time choosing their marker sets, carefully selecting them based on the hue, saturation and brightness. Some people even keep their set colors a secret!
For starters, each color set should only be about 2-3 markers for simplicity (4 markers in a set max). Each set should be bound by a rubber band and stored together.
I found found that this set of 40 pc Ohuhu markers can be successfully separated into 10 different colored sets. This should be more than sufficient for most people’s needs. The only thing that is missing is a light skin tone. If you want a light skin tone, I think Copic’s E53 - Raw Silk works great!
You will have many leftover markers. Markers not in a set should be stored aside and be used as accents or backups.
I have found that the color caps and numbers don’t always make sense. If you want to accidentally chose the wrong marker, you could consider putting a piece of masking tape, or label on top of the marker cap and relabeling it (Grey #1, Grey #2, Grey #3 so on…)
Here are the sets that I recommend.
1) Cool Grays - BG042, BG082, MG170, Black
2) Teal - B289, G482, G850
3) Blue - B290, B956
4) Green - G284, G472
5) Yellow Green - G289, G554
6) Warm Grey - WG150, WG170
7 Orange - Y397, Y691, YR792, R865
8) Pinks - RV390, RV610, RV968
9) Violets - V284, V369
10) Brown - Y679, E769
To properly blend your markers, you will need to switch back and forth between 2 colors. It’s okay if they don’t look smooth right away, after about 10-15 minutes, the paper absorb the markers, and the will blend by themselves.
Start with the light marker and put down the colors. Come in with the darker shade and put it down, along with a couple of thin lines. Use the lighter shade to “double hit” that intermediary area. Save your “double hits” for when you need them.
This technique is quite different from the “feathering” technique you see a lot of Youtubers like “DrawingwiffWaffles” use. The technique I’m showing was developed for creating a lot of plastic and metallic objects such as toasters, and cars. It is an industrial design drawing technique.
If you are having trouble blending, you could try “kissing” your markers. That’s when you touch your markers together to temporarily change the color. Put down your markers and notice that they will temporarily be lighter/ darker.
I personally don’t really like the cool grays they have provided in this set. The grays in this Ohuhu set feel like… 10%, 50%, 70% grey, whereas closer intervals of 30%, 50%, 70% will lead to more success and comfort in this endeavor. I would recommend purchasing a separate set of cool grays.
Azure 7 pc Greyscale set from Amazon/ Walmart. $7
Walmart sells them for $7. Amazon sells them for $13. Fantastic bargain if you can get your hands on them. I tried them out, and they are fantastic quality at a very affordable price.
Copic Ciao Markers - 3 Individual Markers - $11.70
Here are the colors you need: Cool Gray 3, Cool Gray 5, Cool Gray 7
The best way to make sure your markers blend together is to make sure you have chosen compatible ones. My teacher always stressed how important it is to go into the art store and buy the markers in person and test out the colors. A lot of the markers you get in a set are frankly incompatible and are frankly a bit of waste. However, considering that Ohuhu markers are such a great deal, you are still coming out on top even if you don’t use half of them!
Use the sets that I recommend, and you guys should be fine. Good luck.
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