Monday, 23 January 2017

Metallic markers...


Got some Winsor & Newton Promarkers in metallics as part of a Christmas gift - I had looked at these in my local art shop before and wanted to try them.


As usual the markers are dual tipped with small and large point and colours include: Violet, Blue, Green, Silver, Gold and Red Gold. The Red Gold is a cross between gold and copper, almost like an 'old gold'. They are smooth to use and unlike the usual alcohol Promarker the ink doesn't bleed through to the other side of the paper. 


I had thought of a peacock or a mermaid as the metallics might suit either and settled for the latter. Sketched onto Bristol Board with pencil.


Defined the pencil and erased any excess lines. Her pearl necklace had broken and the beads were scattered on the sand beneath. 


Used alcohol Promarkers to colour, Faber Castell colour pencil for the background and each of the Metallic Promarkers to highlight an area of the drawing. The mermaid was outlined in Dark Indigo coloured pencil and white gel pen. 

Silver outlined the pearls, blue the scales on her tail, gold on the leaves of the seaweed and both green and red gold on her hair.


Fun to use and the quality of ink is good.



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