Markers and Watercolor

Although the effect of marker sketching is quite similar to that of watercolor, the two media are actually quite different in nature and application. Markers strive for instant effect. The colors are premixed and come ready to use. The result is bright, loud, and perhaps pungent both to the eyes and the nose. On the other hand, watercolor must be mixed: it takes time to achieve the desired effect: it is light, quiet, and reserved. However, despite the differences in style and personality between these two media, watercolor and markers can complement and support each other. Markers are used routinely to supplement watercolor and to increase the intensity of its color effect. Fine-line markers are often used instead of ink pen to create the line-drawing base for watercolor application.

Title: Housing Study Original size: 14 x 18 inches Medium: color markers on photographic paper

Technique: quick line drawing on tracing Paper before copying photographically: mixing of markers

Watercolor Tracing PatternsWatercolor Tracing Patterns

Title: Waterfront Market Original size: 14x18 inches Medium: color markers on photographic paper

Technique: quick line drawing on tracing paper before copying photographically: mixing of markers as well as color pencil on sky

Natural Scenery Colour Pencil Drawings

Use of Gray Markers riitssiri^-

diagonal strokes over vertical strokes create uneven shadow pattern parallel strokes (roof and wall)

diagonal strokes over vertical strokes create uneven shadow pattern

1860 Pattern
spatial edges outlined and sharpened by fine-line marker, wall detail also shown

gray marker for base color, spatial edges outlined by fine-line marker

roof and wall details revealed, darker gray used to cast shadow

Broad Church Cast

Title: Church in Altos de Chavon, The Dominican Republic Original size: 8V2 x 11 inches Medium: color markers on bristol board Technique: use broad color strokes to define masses; thin black outlines done at the last minute

Black And Thin MarkerManga Shade Techniques For Sketch

Title: Architectural Study

Original size: 30 x 36 inches

Medium: color markers and felt-tip markers on white tracing paper

Technique: quick sketch, color markers over felt-tip line sketch

Felt Tip Marker Sketch
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