Materials: The paper that I use is the Bienfang Graphics 360 paper, it’s a thin translucent paper so it does not suck up too much ink from your marker. Some brands have the right side of the paper on the back so if you use the wrong side of the paper you get a more streakier and more translucent grainy effect. But if you use the right side, you get a more blended effect (see below). You can use either side depending on your liking.
You will need scissors and double sided adhesive or any kind of tape or glue.
I used double sided adhesive tape for this example. I cut out a small piece of marker paper based on the size of the chart and put several small adhesive tape on the sides where I want the paper to be glued (see photo below). I then place the marker paper on top of the adhesive and since the marker paper is translucent you can see through the paper (see second photo below). I suggest using the same type of paper that you draw with instead of drawing on the chart that you printed out so that you get a better idea of how your colors will turn out.
For this chart I’m using the Original Copic Markers that I bought in a 36 set and I find that using the broad end of the marker is a lot easier to fill in the area of the chart.
When you have completed coloring in your chart, you then can use a black ink pen (for the lighter colors) and a white gel pen (for the darker colors) to fill in the names of the markers you colored in.
Then Voila! You got yourself a color chart!
You can have it on your wall or with you when you draw and if in the future you buy more Copic Markers you can then add them easily on your color chart.
If you have any suggestion or even better ideas on creating color charts for Copic Markers please leave a comment.