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Offline Gyr633

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Any really useful marker tutorials?
« on: February 16, 2010, 09:25:34 pm »
I haven't really looked a whole lot, but I am just curious, because when it comes to making things looks furry in markers, I fail epicllly.... :'(

Got any suggestions?
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Re: Any really useful marker tutorials?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 09:57:59 pm »
Well, I'm not so sure about any picture tutorials, but I'd just recommend practising on scrap paper. 

Now, I don't know what paper/markers ya use, but I use a mix of Prismacolors and Copics on Bristol board.  I basically colour fur the same way as I draw it in pencil or pen.  I make a base colour and then use the same colour and draw little lines with space between each.  If you wish, further shade it with a darker shade and highlight it with either a colourless blender or an opaque white marker and do as described above.

Hopefully that helped :)

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Re: Any really useful marker tutorials?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 10:02:12 pm »
Well, I'm not so sure about any picture tutorials, but I'd just recommend practising on scrap paper. 

Now, I don't know what paper/markers ya use, but I use a mix of Prismacolors and Copics on Bristol board.  I basically colour fur the same way as I draw it in pencil or pen.  I make a base colour and then use the same colour and draw little lines with space between each.  If you wish, further shade it with a darker shade and highlight it with either a colourless blender or an opaque white marker and do as described above.

Hopefully that helped :)

Cheers,
LordFenrir
Good advice :) I was moreso curious about something that made furr look...Furrier! BUt I understand what your talking about!  XD
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Re: Any really useful marker tutorials?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 06:51:45 pm »
I used to combine use of Prismacolor markers with some other media, mainly Prismacolor pencils (since the same colors are available in each). It's true, that the markers are double ended, and that in and of itself offers some texture possibilities, but I find that laying down some flat color with marker and then texturing with colored pencil offers some nice effects. I also tend to combine brush and ink work with marker. Mainly using Higgins inks with bamboo brushes. Through the years, I got away from working with markers, and worked with watercolors almost exclusively, except for use of digital media (which was my day job).

The Copics are something I have not used, so I can't offer any advice there. Both those and the Prismacolor can be quite an investment. I can say that I have found markers from Staedtler quite acceptable, especially when used in combination with gel pens. Lay down the flat color with the Staedlers and add your texture work with the gel pens. Creates some nice badge art.

I found a tutorial on YouTube that is somewhat helpful I think; here is the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0rT5RvZ_FM

I know that some universities will offer public workshops on working with Prismacolor markers. These can be helpful and sometimes they are even free of charge, so maybe that could be something to look into as well.
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Re: Any really useful marker tutorials?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 05:29:52 pm »
okay thanks!
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