Monday, September 16, 2013

Art Madness : Not your kiddie marker

     I have always wanted to be an artist. Of some sort. But the course I took definitely had nothing to do with art. So I was left with an empty heart, buying all the art crap I can see. It definitely started way back, back to my childhood days. Whenever we go to the ever so grand National Bookstore I just have to buy something. Something to write on, something to glue on, a pen, glitter, etc. Kind of like a bottomless pit, you can never really fill it up and now I present you with the surviving, yet still growing members of my wanna be artsy life.

     These are just some of the pens and coloring materials. But the reason why I am blogging this is that I want to share to you my new addiction. Markers. But they are not your ordinary childhood markers. These markers are the "adult markers" they truly costs a lot more and has a diverse color selection, and I mean by the hundreds! Do you have any idea how much these costs!? I for one was shocked. But if you are studying something related to art like Interior design, Architecture or fashion, you might actually need this. So if you are new to it here is an idea of how much they go for and where you can get them.

I will start from highest to lowest price:

COPIC MARKERS (cost P 240.00 each)

     Copic markers are made in Japan. Since most of us have our smart phones with us all the time. You can go to the website of Copic Markers, scroll to the bottom of the page where you can get the pdf file of their 2013 Copic Catalog to get whole she bang. There you can see the different sets that they have and what colors they come in. It can be a handy tool for you when you are out buying on impulse or it can be used at home to give you an idea on what colors you are gonna get when you go out, so that you wont look like a fool standing there for hours thinking of what to actually get.

 Total number of colors : 358 color chart.

Quick tip : You can actually call ahead of time (it never really hurts to ask) and check on the branch you are going to and ask if they have the color you want

      In the Philippines, Copic markers are sold by greattoysonline stores and they have 4 branches. You can also buy them online at They also have a provincial service if you do not live with in Metro Manila, you just have to text them :)

  • Annapolis Greenhills (Greattoysonline)

                    Contact # : 705-1154, 345-8697
                    Cellphone # : 0906-348-5407
                    Address : 2nd floor Intrawest Bldg., 33 Annapolis St. Greenhills
                                   (Landmarks are Deli Master and Asia United Bank beside Atlanta Center)

  • Shopsville Greenhills Shopping Center 3rd floor

  • Taft

                   Address : 2nd floor of 1647 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila

  • Alabang Festival Mall (Star Sports Korea)

                  Contact # : 659-2843
                  Cellphone # : 0932-613-0046
                  Address : Unit 2111 Via Moda Lane, 2nd floor, Festival Super Mall
                                 (Near Dockers and Reebok)

ZIG KURECOLOR MARKERS ( P 138.00-150.00)

      Like Copic markers Kurecolor is also made in Japan. If you want an idea on what type of markers they have and what colors are available here is a Zig Markers pdf file. Again if you are in the Philippines Kurecolor can be bought from several stores like Joli's, National Bookstore and Deovir. But as expected, not all their products are available here.

Total number of color : 106 color chart 

  •       Joli's Enterprise ( P 150.00)

                        Espana Branch
                                    Contact # : 731-3628
                                    Store Hours : Monday-Saturday : 7 am to 8:30 pm
                                                                          Sunday : 8 am to 5 pm
                                    Address : 1567 Espana Boulevard, Manila
                        P. Noval
                                   Contact # : 736-6361
                                   Store Hours : Monday-Saturday : 7 am to 8:30 pm, (Closed on Sundays)

  •      Deovir ( P 138.00)

                      C.M. Recto
                                 Contact # : 733-9455
                                 Store Hours : Monday-Saturday : 10 am to 7 pm
                                                                       Sunday : 10 am to 6 pm
                                Address : Stall 27, Cartimar Bldg. Shopping Center, Severino St. C.M. Recto
                                               (Besides Isetan, you have to cross the street to get there)

                     Quezon Boulevard
                               Contact # : 734-0106, 734-0108
                               Store Hours : Monday-Saturday : 10 am to 7 pm
                                                             Sunday : 10 am to 6 pm
                              Address : 778 Quezon Boulevard, corner C.M. Recto, Quiapo Manila

                    SM City Manila
                              Contact # : 52203671
                              Store Hours : Monday-Sunday : 10 am to 9 pm
                              Located at level 5 of Sm Manila

                   SM North Edsa
                              Contact # : 351-4026
                              Store Hours : Sunday-Thursday : 10 am to 9 pm
                                                     Friday-Saturday : 10 am to 10 pm
                              Located at level 3 of the Main Bldg, Sm City North Edsa

                   SM Megamall
                              Contact # : 570-9499
                              Store Hours : Sunday-Thursday : 10 am to 9 pm
                                                     Friday-Saturday : 10 am to 10 pm
                              Located at level 5 of Building A, SM Megamall

  • Certain National Bookstores ( P 138.00)

     Can be bought at certain FULLYBOOKED branches like Greenbelt 5, The Fort, Greenhills, Rockwell, Eastwood

Total number of colors : 202 color chart
  • set of 24 : P 3,799.00

     Can be bought at certain FULLYBOOKED branches like Greenbelt 5, The Fort, Greenhills, Rockwell, Eastwood ( I don't know if it is only promotional, but if you have the Fullybooked discount card you get 5% off for cash)

Total number of colors : 148 color chart
  • Zipper bag set of 12 : P 2,199.00
  • Zipper bag set of 24 : P 3,299.00
  • Canister set of 15 (gray/arki) : P 1,899.00
     Can be bought at certain FULLYBOOKED branches Greenbelt 5, The Fort, Greenhills, Rockwell, Eastwood

Total number of colors : 60 color chart
  • set of 12 : P 2,599.00

     If you plan to buy Letraset markers, I was told by the kind lady in Fullybooked that Greenbelt 5 is the most complete branch when it comes to art supplies, so I suggest that you call or go to that branch first :)


  1. Too expensive there. I suggest you check out Deovir in Divisoria.

    1. how much in deovir in divisoria?

  2. Those are quite expensive, indeed. But, price is a reasonable compromise for good quality school supplies, right? great article, by the way! thank you!

  3. well.. seeing the prices made me wanna stick on my sterling markers.. haha.. way too expensive for a single color.. but that won't stop us from doing good to great.. ryt? ryt?

  4. I think Kurecolor price in Joli branches (esp. Ust branch) ranges only from 100 to 130 pesos. Not really sure


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