My Favorite Mediums: Let’s Talk About Markers.

I have spent a lot of time drawing my characters in pen, scanning them and coloring them in Adobe Illustrator. I started using markers this past winter to color my illustrations, and I fell in love. It took some time to get used to the technique. Learning how to blend and build up color, depth and texture; this took a lot of practice. Currently, I use Prismacolor markers, and I really like the quality of the Blick store brand markers. These markers have a fine tip and a broad tip which make it easy to fill in any odd shapes and curve that I may draw. 

I use markers for my illustrations. But also, I use them for my earrings and pins.  

What I love the most about using markers: creating variations in skin tone and color. I'm pretty good at blending markers now. I can't wait to have a 300+ color collection of professional grade markers. 

 

 Collection of some of my favorite marker illustrations of 2016

Collection of some of my favorite marker illustrations of 2016

 Girl with locs. 2016

Girl with locs. 2016

 Graphic pattern dress. 2016

Graphic pattern dress. 2016

 Paper dolls with marker.  

Paper dolls with marker.  

 Hipster.  

Hipster.  

 This became a cute paper pin.  

This became a cute paper pin.  

 Paper pins.  

Paper pins.  

 I use markers when I make earrings.  

I use markers when I make earrings.  

 

How do you feel about drawing with markers? Have you tried it? Share in the comments!!

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