I have no idea if I've commented on this before, but can I just say seeing that you can stand the cases up has changed my life? I got a set of 48 markers for my birthday and they came in the cases and I don't know why I didn't figure out you could stand them up before!! >____< [isafailure]
Also-also. A question! What kind of paper do you use? (Though I guess it's possible whatever you get I can't get in the states, its worth asking.) The paper I use now has a very rough finish and it bleeds like no one's business. Ugly linework abound! (It also is a hell of a hard time getting flat marker colors, or nice blending...)
ALSO this picture is ridiculously adorable AND SO WITH THAT I END THIS ABSURDLY LONG COMMENT
LOLOL I probably wouldn't have noticed either if I hadn't seen them standing like that at the art store I got them XDD AND HEY you got Prisma markers? that's AWESOME I love them to pieces 8) haha! I also have the 48 set but I had to pay for it myself 8DDD;; absolutely worth it, though!
And yeah, I use this paper-> [link] it's the typical block they sell here 8DD; the paper's thicker than printer paper, but markers still bleed through the page so I have to put another one underneath it xD; and yeah, my markers bleed over the lines a lot, too! you just can't see it unless you look closely 8DDD;;; but I guess you just have to look for one that suits you idk? haven't been able to find a paper that doesn't make my markers bleed, though!
and pfftt long comments are fun plus I'm such an art nerd I love talking about these things BUT I THINK YOU ALREADY NOTICED THAT
xDDDD When I got them, I spent like ten minutes trying to open the case... all like "THIS IS THE WORST PACKAGING, THEY SHOULD'VE GOT ME THE TRAYS" OTL And yes, I do have them, and I loooove them! <33 They're a bit hard to get used to (I'm especially bad at getting light, even skin tones...) but I've been using them a lot so I'm getting used to them. 8D It's helping me just improve my general drawing skills too so yeah. Its good. 8D
I got a block of smooth bristol paper at the art store and ffhfjf;; its so smooooth. I spent the entire ride home fondling it xD; Its lovely and thick and doesn't bleed and I love it. The downside is that it only comes in 15-page blocks so it probably won't last long because I go through paper like whoa ;_;
YAYYY LONG COMMENTS it's nice to be able to ramble about paper and markers to someone lol, everyone I know has no clue what I'm talking about <_>
hahaha I know right?? I love talking about paper and markers and stuff 8D I tend to ramble about different kinds of paper and fineliners when I'm at school and none of my friends there are artists so they're like "YOU'RE INSANE LOL I DON'T EVEN" 8'DDD AH WELL---
also what is that BRISTOL PAPER I need to get some >8C I've never actually taken the time to look for good paper, since it's hard to find specific art stores here...but I think it'll be worth it in the end so I shall look for it whenever I get the time *u* yes!