Friday, January 29, 2010

Learning About Pigment Markers: a new one for Hennie's pocket

I never used any kind of markers for art before, and now I am learning the difference between pigment markers and dye markers. Y'all probably already know this. One of the cool things about pigment markers is that you can shade within the same color, it gets darker as you color over it--that has great possibilities for hair and fur and shadow texture etc, but on the other hand, it is difficult (for me, so far) to make large smooth areas with pigment markers.

This drawing is done exclusively with pigment markers that I got for Christmas. There are four colors plus the white of the paper. The man, as y'all know, is my husband. I tried "cover stock," but I like water color paper better! The picture is 8.5 x 11, but I will have to trim it a little to get it into the pocket.

It's another experiment. I learn something from every experiment.


steve said...

Love it Mary. Did you use Faber-Castel india ink markers?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yup, exactly! I got a set of four as a Christmas present. :-D

I've never used them before and am going to have to learn better. But it was fun.

Ammon said...

This is sweet.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Ammon!! Woohoo! :-D