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Old 10-29-2017, 06:10 AM
mega_biscoito mega_biscoito is offline
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Question about markers (begginer)


I would like to work with markers like Copic or Promarkers.
I would like to ask you where can I learn? In Youtbe, other site, or do you recommend any book?

I would also like to know which is the best paper to use with them?
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:37 PM
aaronf aaronf is offline
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Re: Question about markers (begginer)

I'm pretty much a beginner myself. And opted for knockoff copics which after learning how to work properly turned out alright. I like using Bristol smooth paper Strathmore 200 and 300 series turned out alright. This I think the 300 is a good in-between for having a good enough paper to work with at a decent cost. The Vellum is okay as well but between the two, I'd definitely use smooth.
As for tutorials, I can't help you there? Personally I applied the same principles as painting and did value studies with Grey scale before working color in. The Bristol is great for blending. Color relationships still apply with markers.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:28 AM
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Re: Question about markers (begginer)

There is a lot of way to use them and each way will be in a different tutorial. Markers are NOT treated as the main focus or tool on most high quality works that use them, that may be a reason why it is hard to find a "how to use copic markers"tutorials that show anything good.

This guy is a famous and very high quality concept artist that use them a lot to create atmosphere for his pen works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0NtXWvQEI
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:16 PM
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Re: Question about markers (begginer)

I found this link pretty helpful.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:59 PM
otherworlder otherworlder is offline
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Re: Question about markers (begginer)

For paper, I recommend Borden & Reiley's paper for pen and ink, bristol vellum, or Rendr sketchbook/paper. Basically you want super smooth and minimally absorbent paper.

As for tutorial, if you have experience with other media especially watercolor, I say just go straight ahead and start playing with the markers. Test out how colors mix on paper and how layering and glazing looks. Markers are super transparent, so there aren't a ton of techniques you can use. Once you figure out those basic characteristics you can just draw!
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