Friday, January 29, 2010

Biker Buddy with Pigment Markers

I never used any kind of markers for art before, and now I am learning the difference between pigment markers and dye markers. Y'all probably already know this. One of the cool things about pigment markers is that you can shade within the same color, it gets darker as you color over it--that has great possibilities for hair and fur and shadow texture etc, but on the other hand, it is difficult (for me, so far) to make large smooth areas with pigment markers.

This drawing is done exclusively with pigment markers that I got for Christmas. There are four colors plus the white of the paper. The man, as y'all know, is my husband. I tried "cover stock," but I like water color paper better! The picture is 8.5 x 11, but I will have to trim it a little to get it into the pocket.

It's another experiment. I learn something from every experiment.


  1. It helps to take your time and lay down marker strokes just a few millimeters away from each other just leaving that small space for the pigment to bleed. It takes a while but you can get really incredible results, a friend of mine showed me that and he is extremely talented with using markers and creating blending and smooth colors.

  2. Thank you so much, Rez. I will have to try that! I don't like the patchy look!