Japanese company Copic ( コピック Kopikku ) is amongst my favorites when it comes to choosing art supplies to create the stories of Lycos Anthropos. The superior quality of their products will definitely leave an impact on your art.
To begin with, you may have noticed that the underlying color to all the werewolf stories in Lycos Anthropos is a matted black. This is almost always Copic's 110 Special Black. Two refill containers of it is pictured above. This is what the color looks like on Bee Paper (93 lb. heavyweight drawing paper):
110 Special Black is not a cumbersome, polarizing, endless pit type of black. Instead it covers your page with a gentle but complex color. After it dries I sometimes reapply a new layer depending on the mood I am trying to achieve, and also because the color's inherent contrast is minimal . Also, this color neither muddies nor overly-works the art paper.
The last important detail I should point out is that 110 Special Black is an alcohol-based medium. In up coming blogs I will introduce other pens and inks I use in creating the stories of Lycos Anthropos, and spend extra time describing the unique way they interact with Copic's 110 Special Black.
Finally it's worth reminding readers that all this is a hobby for me. I am not paid by (or even known of by) Copic.