Copic Ciao Markers
Copic Ciao Markers are the perfect choice for beginning artists. These round shaped pens are made specifically for those who want to try markers for the first time. Solid polypropylene body is both smooth and comfortable, for a perfect, controllable grip.
Ciao markers come in 180 colors (36 were just added as of January 2011). If you're not sure if you need all of the colors available in the Copic Sketch Marker line, you can start with the Ciao, and add Sketch markers later. They both use the same Copic Various Ink refills.