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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby papercut » 06 Jun 2012, 13:02

Does anyknow an art supply company that offers cheap shipping like iherb.com or has it easily calculable like iherb? The stores in TPE are pretty good, but there are always corner cases that are not available, and special ordering requires order a case (or at least a lot).

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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby TexMex » 06 Aug 2012, 16:09

Does anybody know if you can find Japanese pen-brushes or copic markers? I heard they are about half the price from US, also is there a sketch group around here? In Dallas they get together at a bar to sketch every other Sunday, they call it Drink And Draw, we share our stuff and get gigs for each others etc.
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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby Blaquesmith » 09 Aug 2012, 18:12

Last february, I bought japanese pen-brushes at the Muji store located near Taipei City Hall MRT. They aren't super-pro, quality, but they are good enough to ink my drawings and to write chinese characters.

I don't know about the markers, sorry.
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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby Dragonbones » 09 Aug 2012, 20:39

I bought the pen brushes here but it was over a decade ago, so all I can tell you is that I got them in one of three places: a calligraphy shop near Shi-Da, the Ba Da art shop near there (there's a thread on that, have a look), or a local stationery store. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby ironlady » 09 Aug 2012, 20:56

Ba-Da's gone now, though, isn't it? :( (I'd love to be wrong...)
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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby Dragonbones » 09 Aug 2012, 21:43

I assume they are still in business but don't know for sure. They moved as of Sept. 2009; the new address, below, is about two alleys south of Grandma Nitti's, and one alley to the east (Long2quan2), right next to a small park, on a corner.
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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby TexMex » 15 Aug 2012, 18:51

And folks do you know of big art stores in Taichung city? I'm going there later this week.
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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby TexMex » 24 Aug 2012, 17:23

I found the place by Shi-Da Rd. in Taipei but I have this thing that I never buy in the first store, so I went also to the place right outside of Taipei Main Station, exit m7 I think. Better prices on the copics 65 vs 75 on ciaos and 150 vs 180 on color refills, a 3rd of what I used to paid in Texas.

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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby Blaquesmith » 24 Aug 2012, 17:41

TexMex wrote:I found the place by Shi-Da Rd. in Taipei but I have this thing that I never buy in the first store, so I went also to the place right outside of Taipei Main Station, exit m7 I think. Better prices on the copics 65 vs 75 on ciaos and 150 vs 180 on color refills, a 3rd of what I used to paid in Texas.


Very interesting... I'll check it out. If my inspiration ever returns, having the right tools for drawing at hand helps a lot. :)
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Re: Pro Art Supplies in Taipei

Postby TexMex » 24 Aug 2012, 18:51

Yeah I'm kinda pumped for drawing now that I can get a lot of supplies I use to order online only, I saw you have a deviantart gallery so I added you to my watch.
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