Reviews for Ohuhu Alcohol Markers, Double Tipped Art Markers for Kids, Adults Coloring Illustrations, Alcohol-based Ink, 40 Unique Colors + 1 Blender + 1 Marker Case, Chisel & Fine, Oahu Series of Ohuhu Markers
People say Ohuhu is really similar to Copic.
Okay, I was not sure what I would be getting with these markers, but I'm very glad I took a chance. I saw some reviews that had bad experiences with these, but with a couple of caveats, I am probably going to be recommending them in the future - especially to parents of budding artists who are leery of Copic and Prismacolor price tags! The main complaint I saw was that these pens feather and spread more than other alcohol-based art markers, and in my comparisons on normal paper, that's true. But these markers were shockingly more vibrant and rich in color than the other pens in my collection (from a myriad of companies, but mostly copics). Learning to anticipate and control the spread and feather of the ink is part of using these kind of markers, so I don't see that as a downfall - but if you mean to use these to color on regular computer or sketch paper, or fill in coloring books, it might be a difficult learning curve. To those who said the colors don't match the caps: you're right. But neither do any of my other markers, to be honest. You end up making a page of swatches anyway. Having dealt with Chinese makers before, I swear their perception of color is different than ours - not better or worse, just culturally different. As far as the one reviewer I read, who had loose caps and a disaster... Well, I may have been lucky, or maybe their packing has improved. I didn't have any loose caps or dry pens, though one of them clearly leaked at some point (the highlighter yellow!)... Read More
Great marker lots of pinks purples & blues!
Great colors! I’ve never had copics but just from watching videos ohuhu’s look better (in my opinion) I love bold colors so I’m super happy with this set. There are very few skin tones. but ohuhu have the best skin tone sets out there. Super happy they blend super good (even though I don’t blend colors a lot) 10/10 I would recommend
Good beginner alternative!
These markers are great for a beginner. I am by no means a master artist, and have never really used alcohol markers before. That being said I found these to be phenomenal for the price. They seem to have some difficulty blending really well, but that could also have a bit to do with my lack of experience. The colors overlay pretty well, and you can use the greys to darken for shadow. At first glance I thought it was a random assortment of color, but after swatching them, I found the 40 set had a fairly decent tonal range. I also found that on their actual website, there are photos for each set, 40, 60, 80, and 100, that shows what colors come in each set. I think these are a decent option if you can't afford Copics. I did however end up going to Michaels and buying an inexpensive colorless blender to help with gradients and blending. The only downside to these I found is that they do not have the brush tip I would like but the bullet tip works for somewhat finer lines, but there's only so much variation with it. There least expensive option I've found with a brush tip is still $4 per marker, so that would be 8 times the cost of these markers all together. I have also posted my swatch sheet and a quick sketch of my hand but keep in mind that some of the colors get muted by the camera, especially the fluorescents. Overall I can really say that I really enjoy using these markers
Few cons and pros
(this review was a 4 star before but I decreased it to 3 in the update and then I increased it back to 4 again in the second update) This product has a few cons. (I won’t be mentioning the pros, so if something isn’t mentioned it is most likely good) although I haven’t tried out the new brush tip ones yet, I’d probably recommend them over these ones, because brush tips are more a LOT more convenient and ik that ohuhu has made improvements on their new design (such as the color-coding system) 1. The set did not come with a colorless blender 2. Colors with a great difference do not blend properly (similar colors blended well w/o a colorless blender tho). It may be my problem, but idk 3. Weird color selection and bad color-coding system; it’s mostly numbers and they don’t correlate to the colors 4. The actual color is almost always darker than the cap. There are not enough pale colors in the set 5. The sheet that was supposed to help prevent bleed-through was very cheap and all torn up when it arrived. It can be replaced by a few sheets of printer paper though. So these are the four cons that these markers have, I don’t think they’re too bad but I’ll be needing copics to fill out my marker collection. They also have a slight smell to them, it’s not strong but noticeable when you’ve been using them for more than five min. They’re supposed to be nontoxic tho, so I hope that’s true. I wouldn’t say that they can completely replace copics, but they’re definitely nice to have since Co... Read More
These markers are great! Very similar to Copic, and a fantastic value!
These markers are great! At 40 for $19.99, they’re 50¢ per marker, and that’s great if you’re on a budget (vs. about $8 per marker for Copic). There’s a pretty good variety in colors, they blend well with themselves and other brands of alcohol markers, and the caps are pretty close if not actually perfectly accurate to the color on all of the markers. they are super similar to Copic markers, in size shape, and i would even say quality. The main factor that is different from Copics is that they have a hard fine tip nib instead of a brush tip nib opposite the broad nib, which I thought I really liked about Copic markers, but I’m finding I really don’t mind the difference, it actually allows more control for me when drawing and coloring (I don’t do art all the time, so I don’t really have practice controlling a brush tip either). They definitely do bleed a bit more than Copic or Artist’s Loft brand markers, but more so on the broad end, which I personally rarely use anyways, and it’s not so bad either if you draw lighter and faster. All in all I do really love these markers, and I bought these after reading a lot of the bad and good reviews here, and there was no hair, used markers, and there is definitely a regular suede of orange (these are a few of the complaints I remover specifically). In the pictures I show a color chart I made compared to the caps and the color chart included in the set, all the pages the markers bled through, and comparisons to Copic markers and Artist’s... Read More
Solid 4 Star but Not 5 Because No Refills Available
I own high end brands like Copic, Chartpak, Prismacolor, and others. These are very good markers. They are as close as you are going to get to a Copic but are definitely not an equal, but, they are close. Biggest problem is there are no refills whatsoever. If the color runs out then you're screwed. You need to buy another set. Asked the manufacturer if there were refills available or if I could buy individual replacements. Answer was "I am sorry no." My guess why they do this is because they either don't want to get into the hassle of also selling refills or they want you to buy another entire set because it generates more money for them. I highly suspect the latter. If you are looking for something that you can beat up and practice with and not care then I recommend these. If you looking for a long term investment then you have no other choice to buy extremely expensive Copics. I am a repeat customer of Ohuhu. Bought my first set for me to try to out see what all the hype was about and then ordered another set for my teenager who enjoys messing around with art. They are perfect for them especially at this price point. I will likely go back to Copics until Ohuhu decides to make the right and best move to offer refill liquid or sell individual marker replacements for ALL their markers.
Awesome Alcohol Markers!
I am not a professional by any means. I am a hobbyist when it comes to professional grade art supplies,so I am going to be honest. I have watched so many YouTube vids about Copics and Touch5 markers and Ciaos; as much as I would like their extensive set of various shades my purse was not having it, so I looked around and found Ohuhu. They are alcohol based which means they will blend really well and wont bleed(very much). I purchased the 40 pack (they are randomized), so it is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. BUT it does come with a wide range of shades for most colors. I used about 3/4 of my set to color the 2 pics attached. This is my first time actually sitting down to use them and I really like them. The only "bad" things I have to say is that the one flesh toned marker that I got was a little dry when I opened it (which has happened to some others that have reviewed these markers), so I knew going in it was going to be hit or miss. Still kind of upset it had to be my one flesh tone though. (That is the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5). And one other thing is that the label on a couple markers is smeared (you can see in pic), it's still legible so I am not too beat up about it. The markers do have a thick chisel tip and a fine tip on either end. These are not brush tips, but the fine tip works ok for small details anyways. (The pics attached are tiny drawings. Other than that, these markers are a great alternative to the more expe... Read More
Amazing markers, bad packaging
The markers are amazing, probably the closest to Copic brand you can get without shelling out a lot of money- I say this as someone that has both ohuhu and copic markers and has tried many alternatives. Only complaint is that when I went to simply unzip the bag they came in, the zipper broke into 3 pieces and it looked like it had already been glued back together. The bag was a big let down, now I have to buy a different storage case because this one can’t close.
Not bad. Pretty good for the price
Pretty good! I carefully opened each marker *away* from anything important since there are a lot of reviews mentioning exploding ink. All markers were leak and explosion free. All nibs were fine with the exception of BG9 being a bit "scratchy," but it might be ok. Color comes out pretty close to the color of the caps, which isn't always the case with cheaper markers. I would still recommend making your own swatch. Case was fine and not ripping at the seams. I knocked a star off because some of the markers seem a bit dry compared to others. Some are very juicy. There is also a sticky, greasy film on all of the markers. I will have to wipe them down with alcohol before using. These are great cheap alternatives to high-end alcohol-based markers. Definitely no where near as high quality as Copic/Prisma, but for $0.50 a pen, they are not too shabby. For those of you who are saying these markers are nothing compared to Copics, yes, you are absolutely correct. I love my Copics, but they are pretty pricey. You have to keep in mind we are comparing a marker that runs around $5 a piece to a marker that costs $0.50 a piece. You get what you pay for, Folks, so, if you're expecting to only pay $0.50 to get Copic/Prisma-quality markers, you will be sad and cry and will have to spend the money you saved on more sessions with your therapist. If you understand you will not receive 40 $5-quality pens for $20, then you should buy these. Happy drawing
Wonderful Markers, minus the Fluorescents
I got the set of 40 for these markers, and I ended up with one extra which was nice. A part of me wishes I had gone for 60 or 80. I'm a beginner when it comes to the world of markers, but these have me thoroughly impressed. They're inexpensive compared to the big boys over at Copics and they have just as much juicy color to pack a punch. They blend well on the right paper, though with the amount of markers I have and the color variety, I'm not sure if I'm blending the right colors together. I wish I had more variety in pink and brown, as well as skin tones, given I use those colors a lot. When swatching these markers, all of them looked great on the paper, but there were three that I don't recommend using. The three Fluorescent colors I got, which are 124 Fluorescent Green, 123 Fluorescent Yellow, and 122 Fluorescent Orange, all do something funky when you try to blend or overlap them with the other colors. The texture of my blending card became scratchy compared to its usual smoothness, and the colors themselves look more like glorified highlighters when put onto paper. Other than those three, most of the colors look great and blend well together. Another small thing that I wish I had known about before purchasing is that these come with a bullet nib and a chisel nib, not a brush nib. It's fine for what I aim to do, but I hear that most artists prefer a brush nib, so if Ohuhu ever offers a marker that has a brush, I'd be interested in trying it. Overall, a great product th... Read More