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Marker Drawing

Supplies

Art Supplies: Liquitex Paint Markers
Art Supplies: Molotow Markers
Art Supplies: Copic Marker Refills
Art Supplies: Copic Sketch Markers
Art Supplies: Prismacolor Markers
Art Supplies: Illustration Board

Examples

Catherine Huang

Catherine Huang

Guest Teaching Artist

Markers are bright, quick, and permanent, so being able to use this medium for a still life is a completely new experience, and I had a lot of fun. I had always used markers for observational drawings and sketches, but had never used them with the intention of creating a ‘finished piece.’ It was refreshing to use markers in a fine arts context.”

Still Life Marker Drawing, Cat Huang
Britt Sodersjerna

“This tutorial was a really great learning experience for me, because during it, I realized that I have never really considered color in my still life set ups before. Prof Lieu’s advice in color contrast and intensity really helped me make a piece that was far more engaging than if I hadn’t had the advice and just made it on my own.”

Still Life Marker Drawing, Britt Sodersjerna
Neve Rechan

Before trying this tutorial, I had no experience with markers- especially not with still life! I was frustrated at first because the marker was not showing up smoothly on the type of paper I was using. In the end, I made 4 different examples, which was so worth it as I was able to change up my paper and experiment with all kind of marker.

 I am very glad I learned how to work with marker, because it is like a quick painting method with way more control and faster drying time!”

Still Life Marker Drawing, Neve Rechan
Anna Campbell, Illustrator

I liked being given a prompt and advice without the pressure of turning in an assignment — I could experiment and take things at my own pace. I have little experience with observational drawing in color so this course was a great way to see the different aspects I’d have to consider when using color, especially when setting up a still life.

What I liked most about working with marker is that it forced me to take liberties with what I see because I can’t work into the detail as tightly as I could with other media.”

Still Life Marker Drawing, Anna Campbell

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