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SketchBook Windows 10 Update: Copic Color Library

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An update of the Windows 10 version of SketchBook is now live in the Microsoft Store (version 1.6.0), and it has an important addition we know will make color lovers very happy — the Copic Color Library. If you’re unfamiliar with Copic, it’s a much-loved color standard for illustrators. You know how some people say, “There’s just something about the way X feels in your hand.” Copic markers have that kind of reputation. Some artists will wax nostalgic about their first set of Copic markers for at least twenty minutes if you get them started.

You know how some people say, “There’s just something about the way X feels in your hand.” Copic markers have that kind of reputation.

We took on the challenge (with Copic’s participation, of course) of translating this beloved brand of high-quality marker into digital form. We replicated Copic’s 7 Passes Rule which says that their markers’ “flow” is such that it ideally takes seven passes of a marker to reach full saturation. Don’t believe us? You can try it yourself in the new Windows 10 version of SketchBook. While you’re at it, one handy detail to notice about the Copic menu inside the app is that it will suggest complementary colors to you based on the color you’ve currently selected. Copic put a lot of care and thought into their system of colors, so we try to do the same inside our app.

If you’ve never tried Copic, check out Kyle’s expert use of this rich, color-wheel alternative:

Copy and Paste

One other other minor addition to this release: We added a copy and paste command. Pretty straightforward and pretty handy for replicating something you’ve drawn without drawing it again and again.