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.
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.
Thus, my marker pen fiasco ends. I am definitely doing more artworks of this kind.
12 thoughts on “Going Back to Traditional Art”
These are cute and energetic. I’m glad you tried markers. I love working with them. My favorites are Prizm Premier markers.
Thanks! 🙂 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 🙂
Nice one, mel! Love it!
thanks suzie!!!! 🙂
wow dude. for a self-proclaimed ‘unstable right-hand’ this is amazing. especially loving the mermaid
thanks so much! i’m guessing the textured paper helped a bit 🙂
Hi. If you really enjoy the brush pens then you might like the Sakura Brush pens more than the Fabers. There’s just something about the flow and the colors that satisfies me.
I’m not quite sure if the Sakura brush pens are available here, but I’ll take note of that. Thanks for the tip 🙂
Mabuhai. (I got many friends came from
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! 🙂 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 🙂
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! 🙂
Will stop worrying, thanks! 🙂