Saturday, August 17, 2013

Marker Drawing Study

Paris, Late Afternoon, 8 x 10 inches, Crayola SuperTips Markers on paper
I have been struggling with this view in an oil painting. I decided to explore it though drawing. I feel like the marker drawings are getting more expressive. I am going to try and bring the color and movement from the drawing back into the landscape painting.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Crayola Markers and Kids Art Materials

Balston Beach, marker on paper, 9 x 12 inches
I am having a lot of fun drawing with my kids art materials. I am using Crayola SuperTips washable markers 24 pack.The colors are vibrant and layer well. I use the markers and my sketch book and can quickly capture the landscape.

Corn Hill Beach, marker on paper, 9 x 12 inches

Sometimes the brightness of the colors it a little hard to control, I like to have some muted tones but over all it works.
Schuylkill River, marker on paper, 9 x 12 inches
I did a color test to see how light fast the colors were. I had a sample in direct light in the window for several weeks. The oranges, reds and greens hold up well. The pinks and purples showed some fading but it was not too bad.
Logan's Circle marker on paper, 9 x 12 inches