Ok, if forced – kicking and screaming… to list my personal favorite 'starter set' of Copic colors. They would be…
All of the 'quad zeros' for blending, plus:
- R81 / R85 / R89
- YG03 / YG07 / YG97 (for shading leaves)
- Y32 / Y35 / Y38
- B21 / B24 / B28
- G21 / G24 / G28
- BV11 / BV13 / BV17
- E00 / E21 / E31, and E13 for suntan, E04 for lips (Note:this is for Caucasian skin tone).
Ok there. I said it. LOL. But with 334 colors and the knowledge about color theory YOU CAN DO THIS!!!