11.07.2012

Colouring technique - morning glories - VIDEO

This is my 55th post! I can't believe it! I must have waaaaay too much time on my hands and a whole lot more stuff to talk about than I thought! LOL!

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.
Let me know if you find the video useful as I may look at doing some more colouring technique stuff in the future. When I watch/edit videos of myself, I think, not only do I obviously use my hands when I talk.........a LOT, I feel like maybe I am just prattling on and that it can't possibly be helpful to anyone - and if that's the case, what's the point, right? So, since this is a bit different from what I've done before, I'd love to know what you think :)

hx