This year I am challenging myself to learn marker rendering technique. Here are two of my latest color images that were done with markers. One of the steps I take when using a new medium is to create a successful contour line drawing with a subject that I know well. I am comfortable and familiar with drawing flowers and plants. I enjoy challenging myself to draw their unique leaf and flower shapes giving each plant drawing a distinct flavor.
Another step I take when learning about new color medium, is to limit the colors that I use in one image. It takes practice to become familiar with how each color will look on the page. Before starting to add color to the image, I will select 8 to 10 markers and only use these. Otherwise I will be tempted to pick up many different markers while I am rendering and creating a big color mess. In these two renderings the markers I used were 3 different values of greens, a red, a purple, a yellow, a warm grey #3 and a blue. Stay tuned for more color marker rendering images and video clip demonstrations! See ya!