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06-02-2012, 04:55 AM
Done with Copic Markers and coloured pencils. I first put down the colour with the markers, and then in the end went over some spots with coloured pencils (for example on the wood and on the foreground). This was the first time I did this.
Comments and critique are welcome!

Joan T
06-02-2012, 11:31 AM
The pencil on top of the marker seems to work well for the shading. Nice sketch!

06-03-2012, 06:59 AM
Thank you, Joan!
One of my goals for June is to do more figure drawing, so here's a quick sketch:
I know that there are severe flaws regarding the measurement - hands too small, torso too long and so on. So I will keep practising...

06-03-2012, 07:02 PM
Nice the colored pencil worked over the markers. Keep practicing, your figures will get better and better.

06-03-2012, 09:30 PM
great practice figures . . . an cool idea to use CP over markers! Very vivid

06-04-2012, 04:55 AM
great colour on the one with the markers.
You have the idea of the foreshortening on the 2nd figure and he is in balance looking to thorw a kick or punch right at the viewer.

Joan T
06-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Good idea to practice figures. Nice!

06-04-2012, 01:13 PM
Thank you, Debby, RainySea, Elain and Joan!
Here's the coloured version of the fighting man:
It's only an experimental study. Here I first used very light brown and yellowish markers for the foreground and the area around the upper body of the man. Then I used my colour and my watercolour pencils (dry) to get some shading in, and having done that I finished with going over this with a colourless blender marker.
Comments and critique are welcomed as always!

06-05-2012, 04:33 AM
I like the first sketch, but the colour version is much more dynamic and really makes him seem to move. Very cool.

06-07-2012, 10:29 AM
The secret to figures is to practice, practice, practice - especially on proportions. I've put a lot of time in on figures, and still have a long way to go. Good idea to do the shading and modeling with colored pencil on top of the markers - I've got to steal that idea. :lol:

Joan T
06-07-2012, 11:36 AM
You are doing well with the markers. Fun sketches!

06-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Thank you, John and Joan for taking the time to look and comment!

06-07-2012, 05:31 PM
The color adds a lot to the drawing.

06-11-2012, 04:28 AM
Some very quick gesture drawings
Done with a red ballpoint pen.

06-11-2012, 11:51 AM
Nice work with the biro! I enjoy using pens - often fountain pens, but I always take a selection of ballpoints with me as well.

06-11-2012, 10:54 PM
Splendid gesture sketches.

Joan T
06-12-2012, 02:04 PM
I like your quick gesture sketches.

06-16-2012, 01:03 PM
Thank you, Joan and Debby!

Here comes something different - I have been experimenting with markers and coloured pencils, and here are some leaf studies:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2012/984492-shades_of_leaves.jpg t
The first step is to colour with markers. Then I added another shade of green, blue or even yellow with my coloured pencils, and in the end went over it again with a colourless blender marker.

06-16-2012, 04:21 PM
Interesting leaf studies. The two media seem to work well together.

Joan T
06-20-2012, 11:33 AM
I like the leaf studies and it is good that you are keeping notes!

06-21-2012, 02:23 AM
Thank you, Joan and Debby!

06-24-2012, 06:50 AM
Another dragon
This version of the dragon was first done with a light red copic marker (almost pinkish), and then worked over with coloured pencils in various shades of red.
Comments and critique are welcomed as always!

06-24-2012, 06:15 PM
Super dragon. The expression on it's face is great.

Joan T
06-25-2012, 12:38 PM
You get such great colors and shading with your markers!! Super job on the dragon!

06-25-2012, 01:00 PM
Thank you, Joan and Debby! It's the combination of markers and coloured pencils that does it, I think.

06-30-2012, 12:43 PM
Fantasy red flower
I had no special flower in mind when I did this, it is just "a flower". Again first the markers and then the pencils (coloured pencils as well as wc pencils, dry), and then the colourless blender marker.
Comments and Critique are highly welcome!

06-30-2012, 10:26 PM
The flower is very vibrant.

07-02-2012, 12:44 AM
Great job on these, my favorites are the dragon and the leaf studies.

07-29-2012, 01:18 PM
First Acrylic piece

I spent one week with my friends, and one of them is an expert with acrylic paints. I could try out his paints and brushes, and decided to have a go when I was back in Berlin.
This painting has been done on watercolour paper the size of a postcard.
Critique and comments are highly welcomed!

07-29-2012, 03:31 PM
Wow, vibrant colors you achieved in the tulip. Nice.

How did you like the acrylics. Loos like you had fun with them!

07-29-2012, 06:16 PM
Looks like you enjoyed the acrylics. Cool blending on the colors.

07-31-2012, 05:49 AM
Thanks for your encouraging words, RainySea and DrDebby!
I really enjoyed trying out my new acrylics. I especially love how you can go over spots you want to change, a thing you cannot do with watercolours or markers and pencils.
Here's another abstract, this time done with markers and coloured pencils:
Critique and comments are highly appreciated!

07-31-2012, 05:17 PM
How did you get such pretty circles and straight lines? Bright, bold colors you have going on here.

08-01-2012, 05:52 AM
Debby, thanks for taking the time to look and comment! Actually I used a glass and a ruler to get those circles and straight lines...

Joan T
08-01-2012, 11:16 AM
Good color with the acrylics. They look great!