Create a Marker Illustration

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There is no better way to travel than with art! Grab your markers and explore your neighbourhood to find a subject that interests you and follow our guide to create a magnificent illustration. The perfect idea to decorate a living room, a bedroom, or even a home office!

MATERIALS:

  • Graphite pencil
  • Eraser
  • Black felt-tip pencil, fine point and water-resistant (Pitt from Faber-Castell)
  • Alcohol-based markers (Copic and Touch)
  • Black pencil (Prismacolor)
  • White fine point marker, opaque ink (Posca)
  • Marker paper pad

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: 

Use a graphite pencil to quickly sketch your subject.

Step 2: 

Trace over it with the black, fine point marker. Let dry for a few minutes and then erase the pencil lines.

Step 3: 

Add colour to the drawing with the alcohol-based markers, starting with the lightest shades.

Step 4: 

Keep adding marker layers, gradually incorporating increasingly darker colours.

Step 5: Add shadows with the black pencil.

Step 6: Use the white Posca marker to add highlights and brighten your illustration.