06 Jun 2016Mont Marte Blog

Using Fine Tip Markers for colour sketching

Using fine tip markers for colour sketching

Step 1. Transferring the image

Print the first image in this PDF. Flip the image and shade the reverse side with a 6B pencil. Turn it face up and tape it again into position onto a clean sheet of watercolour paper. Using a ball point pen, retrace the line work. Remove the sheet. When laying a wash it is important to dampen the sheet. This facilitates easier blending of colour when creating the wash.

Step 2. Tinting the Paper.

For this step you will require some water colour. The water colour in this case is from the Watercolour Travel Set. Dampen the sheet with a large round brush. Next, create the colour from white, yellow, red and brown in equal proportions. This colour should be a Beige. Use the lid from the set as a palette. Start at the top and work your way down the sheet. Whilst the coat is still wet remove the pigment from the paper with a tissue. Do this in the area of the nose, cheekbone and where the flowers will lay in the hair. Let this dry.

Step 3. Adding the Black fine tip.

This step is fairly intuitive. Refer to the first image for guidance. Ensure you use the black fairly sparingly around the lips and eyes. Step 4. Adding the colour In this last stage, you can use your own colours if you like. But if you would like to re create these colours then refer to the last image. The only thing to be aware of is to try to keep the colour out of the black as the Black will contaminate your colour as it is such a strong shade. If you wanted to you could add watercolour in to the colours instead of the fine tip marker. If you choose to do this, ensure you lay the colour down before the black tip marker is used or the colour will run.

Material List

  • Watercolour Brushes Signature 5pc
  • Watercolour Pad German Paper Premium A4 180gsm 15 Sheet
  • Watercolour Travel Set Signature 19pc
  • Colour Pencils Signature 24pc

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