Now that the weather has improved, I have moved away from the heater and back upstairs to my craft room. It has taken a bit of adjustment, but the lighting is better and it's great for doing videos.
I often get asked what mediums/tools I am using to colour my drawings. The pictures in my gallery use coloured pencil, greylead and promarkers. For colour work I now use promarkers, or tria markers, pretty much all the time. I may dust off the watercolours and acrylics in the future. Maybe.
So, anyway, the promarkers. Love them. Lots of cool colours. I use these in a number of ways - straight colouring, shading, colour graduations, and playing with the blender (love, love, LOVE the blender! Love it!) to achieve a sort of watercolour look that I've used in quite a few of my drawings, including the morning glories which is one of my favourites - I know, I know I shouldn't say that as the others will get jealous! Okay, drawings - you're all my favourites (wink, wink).
This video shows how I colour my morning glories:
Some more info:
- Even though I use much the same process, these come out differently every time I colour them.
- I think that you could use any other blendable markers to achieve a similar result.
- Markers are juicy, they will bleed. It has taken me a fair bit of practice to gain a small semblance of control over mine.
- this technique has just come about through trial and error playing with the markers - for all I know there is a better, faster, stronger way to colour them. We have the technology. (wait.....wait.....I may just have had a 6 million dollar man flashback here!??? what can I say......I'm a child of the 70's.......a very, very young child, mind you! LOL.)
- after googling morning glory images this afternoon the only yellow I could find on the blue ones was in the centres, so we'll call the yellow on mine "reflected light" yep, that's the story I'm going with.