View Full Version : Marker Girl

01-16-2002, 08:02 AM
I was going through some old work and found a bunch I wanted to share. I actually don't work like this anymore, but I remember it as being fun lol... This is some actress I forget her name, from the 70s, but she use to cry alot I think from always playing someone sick...

Anyhoo this was done in high school (1982), with Design Markers and a fine razorpoint marker I think. I was trying to see if I could make skin tones with the few colors I had. It's on strathmore 400 sketch paper, and the actual size is 14 x 17, but this is all my scanner could fit...

Marker Girl



01-16-2002, 08:54 AM
Nice pen work and the skin tones came out just fine :)

01-16-2002, 09:38 AM
I think her hair is good as well as the skin tones.

I love your description of the actress. :D. Was it Margaret O'Brien?

01-16-2002, 11:44 AM
Fantastic job Bobby. I wish I could do something similar...

01-16-2002, 01:49 PM
Nice combinations!

01-28-2002, 05:39 PM
I don't know how I missed this thread, Bobby.

Markers are a wonderful tool for me. I use them a lot to do studies for relief prints and even for some of my fibers work and paintings. It helps me to see on paper something along the same colors I am thinking of for another piece. Don't get me wrong I sketch with pencil also, but my pencil sketchings are more short hand. The markers are the next step in a study.

I hope you haven't put them away for good. I remember the piece you posted in alternative that you did on tracing paper with the markers. You know, I had an idea for preserving that one too. Have you ever used encostic?

06-14-2002, 05:22 PM
Superb lips!

06-17-2002, 02:54 PM
Bobby, This is REALLY GOOD! I especially like how you did the eyes and hair...;)

06-20-2002, 04:59 PM
This is very good. I haven't seen anything like this made with markers. It is great.