Instructor: Wes Douglas
Sketching with markers is surprisingly simple to do and versatile as a tool for on-location sketching. Learn how to create many of the same effects as watercolor without the messy clean up.
Attendees to this workshop will learn:
- basic coloring for flat areas of color
- blending two or more colors
- how to create the illusion of shape and dimension
- how to create gradations of color
- different effects from chisel tips
- how to prevent your linework from bleeding
- what papers work best for markers
- pencil and eraser
- Sharpie Fine Point marker
- Black pen for linework (I have used everything from a black ballpoint pen to a Uniball Vision Micro Gel pen and Sharpie Extra Fine Point for my linework. I have even used a Prismacolor Black colored pencil). Bring what you are most familiar with.
- I suggest a starter kit of basic colors that you can get from Blick Art Stores or a set of quality markers from Copic, Pitt or Prismacolor. If you already have a set of markers, bring what you have.
- A pad or sketchbook suitable for markers or watercolors.