Saturday, 24 March 2007

titles suck

I would really like to start colouring my drawings. I just tried watercolour, but I dislike it. I'd like to use some nice, vibrant inks perhaps. If you have suggestions on what I should use, let me know.
Inspiration for the crazy hat came from my new pal Lee's hat creation that hangs on his wall. His is much neater though, I didn't do it justice in my sketch.


Blogger Dancingbear said...

Great pic, Katie. If you're looking for some good and easy colour, Letraset Pro-Markers are really good. Nice colour saturation and vibrancy. The windsor newton series inks are good too. But then you get into drying time issues. You could try Guache, just use lots of water with it, use it like watercolour/ink, but you'll have a slower drying time than each and bolder colour.

25 March 2007 at 18:02  
Blogger fishbait kate said...

Hahah thanks, yeah Jeff told me about the Letraset Pro-Markers a while ago. I think that's what I'm looking for. I'll be sure to get some when/where I can. I don't think I like using brushes as much as markers, I can't get as much control in my lines. But you never know, I may evolve and like it later.

26 March 2007 at 18:02  
Blogger Dancingbear said...

Yeah, they're really nice
For a nice effect, if you're using normal 20lb cartridge paper,do your ink on the front, and give it some time to dry, a few hours if it's india ink from a brush. Then put your pro-markers on the BACK of the drawing, and it will bleed through to the front and give you a nice flat colour. Then let that dry and add the same colour around the edges to give a deeper shadow, or when it's wet, add an ice or warm grey 1 marker for shadow.
Have fun!

27 March 2007 at 11:09  

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