Going Back to Traditional Art

Since people got a taste of technology, it has evolved into something extraordinary that the first humans on earth did not even imagine would happen. With the development of computers and loads of software, some artists have engaged themselves into doing art the digital way. Since I have been one of them for a couple of years already, I decided to start re-uniting with traditional art. Although I do sketch a lot, I would love to do something more than that.

I never enjoyed drawing using marker pens. My right hand is not too stable to create lines perfectly, the way I want them to look on my paper. Just this month, I gave it a try again and I think I have finally obtained some fondness for the medium I was never comfortable using. Well, it all boils down to the saying that practice makes perfect. Although my right hand is still not too stable for perfect lines, I have managed to draw something I’m satisfied with.

I found these really fantastic marker pens from Letraset called Tria markers. It has three tips, a fine point, chisel, and a brush tip. I specially love using the brush tip. It glides along the surface really smoothly and it provides high quality results. I also purchased Faber-Castell pens to play with.

Marker Pens

Black marker pens, Letraset gray-hued Tria markers

Faber-Castell Colour Pens

Faber-Castell Colour Pens

Here are some of the artworks I made. I used ordinary black markers for the lines, the Tria markers for the gray hues, the colorful Faber-Castell pens, watercolor for some of the backgrounds, and watercolor paper.

Prang Watercolor

Prang Watercolor

Mermaid - illustration

Friends - illustration

I Wish - illustration

Angry Caterpillar - illustration

Thus, my marker pen fiasco ends. I am definitely doing more artworks of this kind.

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12 thoughts on “Going Back to Traditional Art

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ You mean the prismacolor markers? I’ve heard that they’re pretty good ones. Unfortunately, they’re not available here in our country. Nice abstract works on your blog πŸ™‚

  1. Mabuhai. (I got many friends came from
    your country)
    Started from doodles of manga, and
    reached to this level is pretty good.
    To draw a face is one thing, but to give
    particular expression and above all,
    create warm lovable atmosphere is the
    other. Your ladies in the drawing got
    character and strange charm which even
    attracts grown-ups. It’s a talent.

    • Oh wow, cool! Mabuhay! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much, I think it’s also important to really study character design and to keep practicing. Then, eventually, you should be able to develop your own style. I really appreciate your comments, cheers πŸ™‚

  2. These are so much fun. Please don’t worry about your “unstable” hand. If anything, I bet it’s one of the things that helps give your drawings so much character. Your enthusiasm is inspiring. Keep it up! πŸ™‚

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