Module 9

Introduce | Learn | Apply

Introduce:

In this section you will begin to use gray and color markers to render parts of your sketches for a more dynamic overall look. Markers add visual interest and information to your drawings and should be used as a method to stimulate your viewer. In some case markers can be used to offer warm or cool visual interpretations to your designs. Color markers must be used with care since the use of strong color might lead a client to believe that the colors used in the sketch or drawing are the REAL colors of the object your drawing.

 

Cool gray marker enhancement of a simple bottle sketch goes long way to improve the sketch and the modeling in 3D space!

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Cool gray marker enhancement of a simple bottle sketch goes long way to improve the sketch and the modeling in 3D space!

Warm gray marker values add lots of interest to these fashion sketches - with a little added selected color accents.

Warm gray marker values add lots of interest to these fashion sketches - with a little added selected color accents.

Prerequisites:

Before beginning this lesson, you should know or be able to do the following.

  • Purchase a few gray markers, both warm and cool. Two of eachtype in the light and medium range are fine to use.
  • Purchase a neutral color mixing marker to use to mix values and colors on MARKER paper.
  • Purchase a simple set of color markers. Get the best you can afford, but realize that you DON"T NEED to spend a lot of money, since we only use them a little in this class due to time.
  • Purchase a MARKER layout pad that allow you to use markers. Regular paper will work, but it is not a dynamic and flowing as marker paper. Marker paper allows you to move marker ink on the paper
    Simple studies like these help you to practice values using markers and pen.
    Simple studies like these help you to practice values using markers and pen.

Goal(s):

Begin to use markers to add color and form to your sketches and renderings in a RAPID VIZ method,

Objectives:

In this lesson, you will do the following:

  • Read the class materials posted on the ETUDES site and in your text books.
  • Create a marker sketch of a simple household object.
  • Create a marker sketch of a magazine or web site layout page
  • Create a marker sketch of a Sunday or weekday comic book panel or storyboard layout page
  • Create a marker sketch of a character MODEL sheet page.
  • UPLOAD your 4 sheets of marker sketches within two weeks.

Professional sketches using values in marker studies

Professional sketches using values in marker studies

Disney character sheets done for size and style comparison using markers and inks

Disney character sheets done for size and style comparison using markers and inks

Quick and fun use of warm markers with a bit of color to push accents!

Quick and fun use of warm markers with a bit of color to push accents!

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Assignments:

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