Sunday, October 04, 2015

Watercolor Marker Video Workshop

Interested in using watercolor markers, but not sure where to start?  Confused by all the brands available, conflicting reviews, insufficient information?  Fear not, this video should point you in the right direction!

By popular request, I created a video workshop on how I use watercolor markers.  At the bottom of this post, I've assembled an affiliates carousel of the materials I used (available on Amazon), but if you'd like to follow along, you'll need:

  • Gatorboard
  • Masking Tape
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Illustration on your watercolor paper
  • Watercolor brushes or waterbrush
  • Watercolor markers of your preference

Basic Process

1. Pencil an image on nice watercolor paper that doesn't have too rough a texture (Fluid pads, Fabriano pretorn watercolor paper)
2. Ink with Sailor Mitsuo Aida waterproof brushpen.  Available on Jetpens.  Allow to dry overnight.
3. Erase pencil lines with Mono white vinyl eraser, available on Jetpens, brush away eraser crumbs with drafting brush.
4. Affix to Gatorboard with white masking tape.
5. Create a side palette with masking tape on gatorboard.  Could probably just use the plastic Gatorboard, but it might stain.
6. Apply ink to side palette, wet brush with clean water, begin to apply background.
7. Allow layer to fully dry, begin additional layers, as covered here.

Watercolor Marker Workshop

You Can Find the Supplies I used In the Carousel Below: 

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