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The Magic of Markers: How to Draw with Markers

Drawing with markers is not for everyone, but when you want to use them, it's important to know how to use them well. Whether you use them to draw Manga, comics, fine art, and other illustrations, or whether you use them for scrap booking, technical drawings, fashion sketching, or graphic design at work, learn the best practices, and use them right.

Light to Dark
When you are working with markers, work from light to dark. This means you should first work with the lightest colors and move gradually to the darkest.

Layering
When you are using markers, you must first learn to use them appropriately. Markers, like most drawing and painting mediums, utilize a build-up technique. If you want more depth in single areas of color, create this depth by building or not building color with the marker. To create differentiations in the same color from shadow to highlight areas, use layers of color. The lightest highlight areas within a color should be one smooth, even layer, and the darkest areas will have multiple layers, with the midtones falling somewhere in between.

Wet Blend
Markers, like watercolor, will blend with each other if they are still wet enough, so use this characteristic to your advantage. If you want to blend two colors, lay down a nice wet layer with the first color and then proceed quickly to your next color.

Color First, Ink Last
If you are combining markers with ink, then make sure you ink over the top of the marker. Markers on top of ink lines will make them bleed or smear, so for the best line precision, marker first, ink last.

Marker and Colored Pencil
The look of markers and colored pencils together is a very nice one, but make sure you marker first, and then use your colored pencils. Good quality artist's markers, like Copic or Prismacolor, are more expensive than cheap kids markers (like Crayola), and using them on top of colored pencil can mess them up. So, marker first!

Test Strokes
Most markers will vary with how much color they lay down with every pass, so test your markers and learn them before you start working on an important piece.


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Prismacolor Markers


Prismacolor markers are low in odor, alcohol based , permanent ink markers. Prismacolor markers have 2 tips, one broad and one fine and a single ink reservoir for perfect color match, end to end The broad tip features 3 different drawing angles for a total of 4 different drawing widths.

Prismacolor Markers

Copic Sketch Markers


With its outstanding performance and creative versatility, the COPIC Marker System provides the ultimate solution to design flexibility and artistic liberty.

Copic Sketch Markers

Sharpie Markers


Permanent markers with high intensity inks. Quick-drying, water-resistant and proven permanent on most surfaces such as metal, glass, plastic, foils, rubber, waxed paper, film and circuit boards. Recommended for identifying and labeling.

Sharpie Markers

Copic Airbrush Marker Sets


Your favorite COPIC markers can easily become an airbrush. Copic markers and Sketch markers both work with the Airbrush System. Simply insert the standard broad or medium broad end of a Copic marker or Sketch marker into the air grip. The air grip can be hooked up to an air compressor or used with a special air can. Changing colors is as easy as switching markers.

Copic Airbrush Marker Sets

Itoya Pens


ITOYA' pens offer a variety of point sizes and two types of ink for all your writing needs. From everyday notes to labeling items to precision technical drawings, there's an Itoya pen for the job.

Itoya Pens

Krink Markers


The KRINK product line has grown to offer a number of different markers and inks that are unique to the market in their style, history and quality. And when the collaboration feels right. The trademark paint drip aesthetic has found its way into art and design becoming a standard for street-inspired artists on a global level.

Krink Markers

Paint Markers


Here you will find the Decolor paint markers as well as the Sanford Sharpie oil and water based paint markers as well as the Krink and Molotow acrylic paint markers.

Paint Markers

Copic Makers Sets


12,36, and 72 Sets of the Copic Marker , the marker for creative people who are artists. Warm, Neutral and Cool Gray tone sets as well as assorted colors.

Copic Makers Sets

Stabilo Markers and Pens


Europe's number one pen and marker.

Stabilo Markers and Pens

Tee Juice


Scribble on fabric as easily as on paper with Tee Juice Fabric Art Markers!

Tee Juice

Chartpak Markers


Chartpack Magna Marker Sets

Chartpak Markers

Pitt Artist Pens


Suitable for sketches, studies and ink drawings, the PITT Artist pen has a long life and is easy to use. The drawing ink is extremely fade- resistant and waterproof. Available in 3 classic ink colors: Black, Sepia and Sanguine 4 line widths: Super Fine, Fine, Medium and Brush Tip

Pitt Artist Pens

Tombow Dual Brush Pen


Complete palette of 96 colors with flexible brush tip and fine tip in one marker. Brush tip works like a paintbrush to create fine, medium or bold strokes; fine tip gives consistent lines. Water-based ink is non-toxic, Acid-Free, and odorless. Colorless blender softens and blends colors, creating a watercolor effect. Ideal for fine artists and crafters - perfect rubber stamps. Certified AP Non-toxic by the A.C.M.I.

Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Technical Pens


Rapidograph, Penstix and Sakura Pigma Micron Pens. Technical Pens.

Technical Pens

Pigma Micron Brush Marker Pens


Capable of drawing very fine lines or broad strokes depending on the pressure applied. Waterproof, chemical-proof, and fade-resistant, will not smear or feather when dry. Use for graphic art, calligraphy, rubber stamps, fabric projects, awards, and certificates.

Pigma Micron Brush Marker Pens

Calligraphy Pens


Speedball, Itoya and other Caligraphy Pens for hand scripting. Dip and disposable.

Calligraphy Pens

Gel Pens


An aassotment of Gel Pens for that smooth glide on writing experience.

Gel Pens

Bic Pens


An assortment of the famous Bic pen

Bic Pens

Dip Pens


Dip these pens into ink and write, draw and sketch the old fashioned way.

Dip Pens

Gold Leaf Pens


Premium metallic finish resembles actual plating. Use for decorative highlights on a variety of surfaces. Unique chiseled tip makes both thick and thin lines. Acid-free.

Gold Leaf Pens

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