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Topic 1 - About Using Markers:
Here is a pdf file with links to marker information that is useful for your next assignments. Download it and follow the links to find more information on markers, paper and other web resources:
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SHARPIE® markers comes in a variety of colors, sizes and pen nibs.
I use an assortment of colors and pen nibs and keep them handy all the time.
Prismacolor is one major brand of artists materials that has a good selection of colors and gray scale markers for designers to use for rendering
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Topic 2 - Examples of marker quick sketches:
The following sketches are from a variety of web sites and represent several styles of quick marker renderings that you can practice and use to create your own marker techniques. Markers are easy to use, and require practice to gain experience and skill. NOTE: DISCLAIMER: The next 6 images of the student marker sketches below are from the Royal High School in Edinburgh Scotland, Drawing for Designers class and are displayed as examples for your education and enjoyment. They are displayed as fair use images for educational purposes only.
Headsets done with warm gray markers over pencil sketch with pen accents
Simple marker sketches with added color accents and notes
One marker color used in combination with gray value markers and white on top of black sharpie pen sketches.
Multiple marker colors use dwith more detail and blending.
Multiple object views shown using gray scale markers with red and blue marker accents on top of pen and ink sketches
More complex marker renderings showing exploded views, perspective views, orthographic views, front, top and side elevations
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Topic 3 - More complex examples of marker renderings:
Product or POP (point of purchase) display stand with marker rendering done on top of black ink sketch.
Simple use of color with accents and outlines
Notice how gray markers can depict an object and still be aided with color marker backgrounds for some splash color.
This student drawing shows front, side oblique and exploded views for a calculator.
Book jacket with 3 chair marker renderings showing the rendering progression from beginning to end.
Auto renderings showing underlying sketches with a variety of design variations.
Architectural marker rendering with pen and ink details
Fashion marker rendering with details for fashion designers
Another example of fashion rendering.
Note the "simple use of color" to achieve a finished look in this book cover of fashion examples.
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Topic 4 - Comic page and model sheet examples:
MODEL SHEETS: These sheets are used in the film, animation and comic book industry to create a variety of views of characters used in film,television, and printed materials. The DISNEY, WARNER BROTHERS, CHCUK JONES, and other sheets below represent only a few of the types of sheets that can be found in use today. You can find many more on the internet just by searching for MODEL SHEETS. Many sheets were created for each character and color sheets were also created for the INKERS to use to color the models, characters, backgrounds, sets, props and other elements of the productions.
Create a single model or character sheet in pencil and INK. Your sheet should be based on a comic from the newspaper, a comic book, tv or film and use both color and gray markers to color it. Use the GRINCH model sheet or BATBOY model sheets as a color examples but your free to find your own color form for this exercise. Character sheets are also developed for the comic book artists to use when creating the many views of characters in comics. These sheets are ridged guidelines for PAINT, INK and BETWEENERS to use in the process of creating the final products. We can learn much from the study of traditional MODEL sheets that will help our rendering and sketching styles when adding color using markers.
The comic book pages from SLEEPING BEAUTY look simple but require a lot of planning to correctly balance the use of color in each page. Study the pages for information about how comic artist use color to separate the characters from the backgrounds. Use similar techniques to add color to your renderings for the assignments in this module.
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