Hey guys! So, I've asked for a Copic Airbrush Kit
(Set 2) for Christmas, and in case I get it, I want to hear about your experiences and recommendations for, of course, using it on fur and fleece. I took a quick glance over the Memories, but didn't really see any detailed reviews; if I missed something, please link me.
My main concern is with its permanency on faux fur. Nearly all of the sites I looked at that talked about using copics on fabric recommended heat-setting, but said that it wasn't absolutely necessary. I wonder, since heat setting isn't really an option on fur (I suppose I could gently hit it with a hair dryer on warm, but I don't know that that would do much good), is there a risk of the copic ink bleeding or smudging, even after it dries? Will being airbrushed cause the ink to have less cohesion to the fibers than being applied with the marker tip (would I be better off just coloring on the fur rather than using the airbrush)? What if it comes in contact with water, either from washing or from just, like, wearing your ears in the rain?
Other questions: How vibrant are the colors on different colors and values of fur and fleece (I'm working mostly with furs and fleeces in medium blues, light greys, whites, pale yellows, and burnt orange, and I've asked for markers in black and dark greys, browns, and blues - so dark markers on light to medium fabrics)? Do the colors fade over time, and how long do they typically last? How does the color adhere to and show up on different types and textures of fur? How long, in terms of number of suit parts given a moderate amount of markings, does a can of air and a single marker typically last?
Thanks for all your help. ^^