When I went to Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, I was in search of a new sketchbook. But when I saw sets of Prismacolor Premier Art Makers sitting innocently in the clearance section for around a dollar per marker, that sketchbook got sideswept.
I have art markers, people, and I am in love.
The first thing I did was fangirl. Because really. Awesome art supplies for super cheap is a perfect excuse for an artist to squeal. Then I tried to draw with them. After testing each color out (and happily informing my family that the flesh-colored marker would, indeed, be good for drawing Ezra), I drew a few OCs. Then I tried something bigger. That something bigger. . .
. . . was one Ezra Bridger. Again, the first attempt, so do please excuse the quality of the strokes. Marker art means you have to work really fast.
After that, I was on cloud nine. This is a wonderful art form, my friends.
In case you haven’t noticed, I draw Ezra a lot. But the colors I have prevent me from drawing Sabine very well, and I tend to never have the right greens for Kanan and Hera. And then Zeb is. . . a nightmare. . .
But those are Prismacolor Premier art markers (fine and chisel double ended tips, for the curious ones). I have since aqquried three Copic brush-and-chisel tipped markers, as well as ten or eleven Winsor & Newtons. Personally, I like the Prismas best, in terms of color vividness and bendability. The Winsors are rather dull in comparison (though I did get neutral and dull color tones), and the Copics were okay. I probably need more of them to properly judge them, as I know they are supposed to be the high-quality markers of these three. But for Kitten’s art, she likes Prismas.
In related topics, I have done two step-by-step picture processes of my techniques in marker-drawing Ezra, which I plan to write words to and post as tutorials of sorts. But for the time present, enjoy these arts!