Hey Fun Fab Drawing Club Member!!
❤️️Fancy meeting YOU here!❤️️
This week, I've released part two of the lesson we started last week, so we can color in our Fun Fab FIERCE Figure drawing. That's a mouthful!
LOL. I don't know about you, but I just LOVE coloring with alcohol markers. They pack SO much punch in such a short time.
It's like marker to paper, and BOOM! You're done!
If you're ready to dive right into the coloring portion of this project,
grab your markers and let's get to it!
Before I did any shading, I outlined the entire figure in black fineliner (These are the Molotow Fineliners I love https://amzn.to/3Bp41GF. If these are out of your price range, I recently discovered a cheaper alternative that also works well: https://amzn.to/3DKH0i8).
Make sure you are using water-based or pigment-based fineliners so they don't smear if/when you start coloring with alcohol markers. This is SUPER important. If you use an alcohol-based marker like a fine liner sharpie - it will create issues because the alcohol fineliner lines will try to "blend" with the alcohol marker shading. Your outlines won't look crisp and awesome anymore, and if you're using any light colored alcohol markers, dragging these over your black alcohol marker outlines can wreck your lighter shade markers.
Trust me - I learned the hard way :)
Water or pigment-based fineliners are a MUST if you want to outline or add details in black. By the way, outlining can be done either before OR after you shade. I've done both. Today I just started with outlining.
Here's what else I used...
Alcohol Markers in a variety of colors.
Use what you've got here and don't go running off to buy Copics (unless you want to)! ArtBeek is my favorite alternative brand for the cheapest alcohol markers: https://amzn.to/3YgZws8
Ohuhu rocks for their Skin Tones! https://amzn.to/3XphRmx
Bristol (smooth) https://amzn.to/3fHvKL1 (I also love this Hammermill printer paper for alcohol markers - you can get a ton of it for $20 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3OY4Dt5)
I also used Copics for color in all the basic primary and secondary colors (that's fancy speak for RAINBOW colors :) And some greys too.
Ready to start? Click the button below, and let's start coloring!!
Karen Campbell, Mixed Media Artist, Author & Online Art Class Instructor
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