Sunday, February 10, 2013

You Can Do This With Just One Marker

It's been over a week since I last posted something.  I've been coloring and have lots of swatches.  There's something I would like to tell you about each one of them.  Don't know if I'll get through all of them, but some of the most memorable ones I know I'll post.  a Robert Jackson image called "The Bather."

This is something I've been wanting to demonstrate about Promarkers.   This picture was colored with only one Promarker color, tan.  That's it.  Each layer of color gives you a darker, deeper color in the same tone.  I'm not sure how many layers there really are in the first picture, but I figured it would be about two or three at the time I started with the pictures.  This beautiful image is one of Robert Jackson's, and it's called "The Bather."

2x or 3x
Once I got to this point, I figured I'd just go all the way.  So the rest of the pictures show the color changes as I put down each layer.  The last picture that shows some of the different color levels or tones you can get from just one color of marker.
Of course this works with any of the Promarkers as well as other markers.  It seems to me to be more noticeable with Promarkers than Copics because Copics have lots of colors.  With Promarkers you have some "in between" colors that are "missing."  By just adding layers of colors, you can pretty much get some of those "missing" colors with Promarkers, and probably other alcohol markers, allowing you to do a pretty good job of blending and shading.   If you could see close up you would notice I even fuzzied her slippers and added texture to her hair. Happy, happy, happy.
Go play with those markers, people.  Take something out and color it.  This is the only way you can find out how the markers work so you can make them work for you. 
Keep coloring, crafting, and stay out of trouble.  As always --
Thanks for  stopping by!


  1. Very nice. Looking forward to checking out your blog some more, as I just became your newest follower! :-)

  2. Wow, that is pretty amazing, the depth of color you can get just with the one marker. Thanks for sharing that!

  3. Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad... I can keep coloring and crafting, but staying out of trouble??? lol! Lots of nice coloring on your blog! I'm always looking for places to see coloring techniques!