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Counting the minutes until I can go home and draw what I want to draw.
Hey Gang...

Long time no talk.  After thesis, I needed a break from producing and that break stretched until late February.  I've done three Cons since then with  one coming up in Myrtle Beach in May and one in Tampa at the end of July.  I've been working primarily digitally for the last 5 to 6 years and as a result, my analog skills have atrophied a bit.  I'm trying to rectify that by forcing myself to do marker studies before I go to the computer. 

I have a significant number of copic markers, but I've had mixed results with them and I'm curious about how some of you choose to work...

I typically treat them like watercolors, working light to dark.  Sometimes I'll use a darker value of a color on top of its lighter value if I have two colors with similar enough hues and the right percentage of value difference.

In an effort to mimic my digital process, I will sometimes use grays on top of colors, but I get mixed results with them.  I have the full set of Cool Grays, Warm Grays, Neutral Grays and Tonal Grays. (The Neutrals and Tonals are for sale if anyone is interested)  I would think that the tonal grays would give me the best results, but I've found that using cool grays on top of cool colors and warm grays on top of warm colors gives me a better effect.

I've seen some masters on DA doing unreal things with marker( That Chris Stevens Cat makes my envy bone hurt)...and I'm sure some of the people who follow me are also much more skilled with them than I am...

Anywayz...I was hoping to spark a conversation with you guys and gals to get some ideas about how to better use these very expensive tools, that so far I seem to be monkeyfisting at best.


So a few Questions...
How do you go about rendering light and shadow with your markers....color on color, gray on color (if so, which grays).  Feel free to post links to a piece if you want to share an example.
Also, how does that darn blender marker work, I can't get it to do anything except mess things up?  Is there a certain amount of time within which to use it, how much ink must be put down to get it to work etc.
Are you using white paint for highlights or leaving the paper showing through?  If you use paint or gel pen, what brand and type do you use?  How do you apply it?

I'm busy working on commissions and should be putting some stuff up soon once I get them out to their respective owners.  These will include some of my marker work.

Hope you guys and gals are well.  Hit me back if you have something to say.

best
JW

Oh...
P.S.  I'm gonna be a Daddy.  Yikes!!!
  • Listening to: the world spin out of control
  • Reading: House of M and The Seige...oh and Baby Books
  • Watching: My Wifes Tummy Grow
  • Playing: catch up.
  • Eating: Bad but trying.
  • Drinking: TEA and Sprite Zero
Continuum from the Left by paco850
Continuum from the Left
A viwer of the works on the wall from the left side of the continuum.
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Thesis Show view from the other Gallery. by paco850
Thesis Show view from the other Gallery.
This is the first view that patrons of the gallery will have of the show.  As they enter the space from the larger gallery, they will encounter the Standups and then move through the experience.
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Hey Gang...

Long time no talk.  After thesis, I needed a break from producing and that break stretched until late February.  I've done three Cons since then with  one coming up in Myrtle Beach in May and one in Tampa at the end of July.  I've been working primarily digitally for the last 5 to 6 years and as a result, my analog skills have atrophied a bit.  I'm trying to rectify that by forcing myself to do marker studies before I go to the computer. 

I have a significant number of copic markers, but I've had mixed results with them and I'm curious about how some of you choose to work...

I typically treat them like watercolors, working light to dark.  Sometimes I'll use a darker value of a color on top of its lighter value if I have two colors with similar enough hues and the right percentage of value difference.

In an effort to mimic my digital process, I will sometimes use grays on top of colors, but I get mixed results with them.  I have the full set of Cool Grays, Warm Grays, Neutral Grays and Tonal Grays. (The Neutrals and Tonals are for sale if anyone is interested)  I would think that the tonal grays would give me the best results, but I've found that using cool grays on top of cool colors and warm grays on top of warm colors gives me a better effect.

I've seen some masters on DA doing unreal things with marker( That Chris Stevens Cat makes my envy bone hurt)...and I'm sure some of the people who follow me are also much more skilled with them than I am...

Anywayz...I was hoping to spark a conversation with you guys and gals to get some ideas about how to better use these very expensive tools, that so far I seem to be monkeyfisting at best.


So a few Questions...
How do you go about rendering light and shadow with your markers....color on color, gray on color (if so, which grays).  Feel free to post links to a piece if you want to share an example.
Also, how does that darn blender marker work, I can't get it to do anything except mess things up?  Is there a certain amount of time within which to use it, how much ink must be put down to get it to work etc.
Are you using white paint for highlights or leaving the paper showing through?  If you use paint or gel pen, what brand and type do you use?  How do you apply it?

I'm busy working on commissions and should be putting some stuff up soon once I get them out to their respective owners.  These will include some of my marker work.

Hope you guys and gals are well.  Hit me back if you have something to say.

best
JW

Oh...
P.S.  I'm gonna be a Daddy.  Yikes!!!
  • Listening to: the world spin out of control
  • Reading: House of M and The Seige...oh and Baby Books
  • Watching: My Wifes Tummy Grow
  • Playing: catch up.
  • Eating: Bad but trying.
  • Drinking: TEA and Sprite Zero

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Jason Walker
United States
I do tech illustration for a Defense Contractor in Georgia, and more fun illustration and graphic design in my spare time.

Current Residence: Somewhere near Atlanta GA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Print preference: I prefer Print to Web,
Favourite genre of music: 90's Alternative and Grunge
Favourite photographer: don't know.
Favourite style of art: Aside from Comics, I like the designers of the Swiss and Bauhaus movements
Operating System: Made the jump to mac in November of 2010.
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Classic, 80 gb, and I still have 72 to fill up.
Shell of choice: the one without the critter in it.
Wallpaper of choice: I prefer paint, but if it has to be wallpaper it needs to be minimalistic
Skin of choice: Pretty happy with my own. The fewer wrinkles the better.
Favourite cartoon character: Superman
Personal Quote: Don't believe everything they tell you, especially if you saw it on Television.
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:iconthreadandclay:
ThreadAndClay Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your work! Would really like too see the rest of the lantern corps :)
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paco850 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I know the green lanterns are missing, may be I'll get to them at some point...which other ones are missing.  We did Orange, White, Red and One more I think.  Those were all commissions:) Thanks for the kind words.  I'll be posting new stuff up soon.
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ThreadAndClay Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's also Sinestro Corps, Green Lanterns, Blue Lanterns, Indigo Tribe, Star Sapphires, and Black Lanterns. I'm actually doing an embroidery of all of them right now. I'd love to see whatever you come up with :)
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paco850 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'll make a note.  To be honest, I didn't read any of that story line, so I'm not a huge fan of it, but I definitely need to do a Green lantern and I have a Star Saphire commission to get done by Fathers Day.  Maybe that will tide you over until I get some free time to work on the rest of the rainbow.

Take care and good luck with your embroidery.  Send me a link when you get it finished.

best
JW
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drtimdawg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Great to hear about your thesis! Congrats!
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paco850 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Thanks man...almost done.  Free and clear after November 11th.  Will square things away with you then.  Hope you are well.
jw
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drtimdawg Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Hey Buddy. Haven't heard from you in a bit. How are things? Can we talk about the commish? -Tim
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drawmokie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Artist
draw mokie
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paco850 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
What's a Mokie?
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drawmokie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Artist
just chex out my blog!!! drawmokie.tumblr.com/
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