Let's Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!!!
I LOVE outlining my drawings in fineliners, but I HATE it when my outline starts to bleed into the shading I add with alcohol markers or watercolor.
Wanna learn WHY this happens and how YOU CAN PREVENT it from happening ever again? Join me in the studio for today's video!
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Back to today's demo...
I don't know about you, but I've got about a zillion different black fineliners, fineliner pens, fineliner markers and fineliner sets I could choose from when it comes to outlining the faces and figures I love drawing!
How do you know which one to grab, when?!
I decided to show you 25 of them on both watercolor and bristol paper. After I give the ink a second to dry on both papers, I'll add some watercolor marker to the watercolor paper, and alcohol marker to the bristol paper to see which fineliners smear.
The results are more than a little surprising!!
Click over to the video to see which black fineliners you might want to add to your collection and WHY so you can prevent smearing once and for all.
LOVE alcohol marker art or WANNA LEARN how to draw and shade gorgeous faces in all ethnicities using alcohol markers? Check out my recent book, Skin Tone Marker Secrets on Amazon.
In this book I share ALL my best tips for shading faces in alcohol markers and tell you EXACTLY which skin tone marker combos go well together to create flawless skin tones EVERY TIME!
It's SO fun and easy - once someone shows ya how!!
My absolute FAVORITE black fineliner set to use while working with alcohol markers is by Molotow:
NEED MORE alcohol marker drawing videos to get your creative juices flowing? Check out this playlist and draw along with me!
Thanks for hanging out with me today!!
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