Touching Up Old Marker Drawings & Making Some New Marker Art
Hello, how are you? I'm fine. Yesterday I had spent the whole day working on a commission painting and I must admit that I'm exhausted. The painting is nearly finished, but still needs a bit of work. I've been working on it for days now, and I can't wait to see it done. It is a family portrait, so I'm kind of stressed. I mean, it is such a huge responsibility to paint something like that. You are basically creating a painting that will hang in somebody's living room forever. I might show it to you tomorrow or some time this week if you're curious. Fingers crossed that I manage to finish it. Anyhow, today I decided to step back a bit and show you something a bit different, that is, my marker art.
Not only have I been retouching some marker art lately, I've also been drawing more with markers. The plan is to share it all with you today. Let me know what you think. I already shared one drawing on Instagram yesterday, and today you can see them all, the old and the new.
Originally, I had drawn this marker illustration only in purple, but recently I've decided to add a bit of blue. Lately I've been obsessing with purple and blue combinations. I don't know what it is about the combination of these two colours, but I love it, especially in drawing. As you can perhaps see because I put it next to a mini bag on the photo above, this illustration is a typical A4 format.
Right now, this illustration is available on 24 products on Redbubble site. It is not available in my tictal shop yet, but I might upload it in the future. The same applies to the other illustrations I'm sharing today, all of them are available on Redbubble, and here is my account if you'd like to have a look. I do like how this type of drawing looks on products. Maybe I'll make more space for this type of creations in the future, we'll see.
|pillows / studio pouch / mug / travel mug / laptop skin / iPad case/skin / Samsung galaxy cover /|
This illustration below was also originally done with a purple marker, but recently I decided to add a bit of a blue marker. I guess I just like the combination of these two colours: purple and blue. I also added a bit of green marker. If you remember, I shared the original drawing (here) on Instagram a long time ago. I'm pretty sure I shared the others as well.
In this third case, I did the same thing, added a bit of blue marker but I'm not sure am I happy with alterations or not. I think I'll wait for a bit and then see what I will do. Maybe I will keep it as it is, maybe I will make some changes, maybe I will draw another sketch based on this one. Probably the most difficult thing to learn when it comes to art is knowing when to stop. I think I already wrote about it on my blog, but yes deciding on whether or not we should edit or retouching our work can be quite tricky.
Now, some of my new creations. The fashion illustration you can see below was done with coloured pencils and makers. It depicts a very fashionable bookworm wearing a sheer polka dot blouse and a blue skirt. Do you like reading? Do you like polka dots? Would you wear something like this. I totally would and perhaps I will. This was a fun fashion sketch to do. I need ti remember to do more art devoted to bookworms. I love reading so it makes sense to create art inspired by reading.
|Markers and coloured pencils on paper|
That would be all! I've actually run out of markers recently because I've been using them so much. As I said many times, I'm not sure are they my medium or not but I'm ready to give everything a try. Right now, the plan is to focus more on working with acrylics but I might repurchase more markers in the future. I might even order some copic markers. If you have any art brands to recommend, feel free to do so.
MY SHOP (tictal)