As I’m currently spending time getting to know some of Faber Castell’s markers it makes sense to use them exclusively so that I can test them in a range of different situations. And as I started a new sketchbook last week it was a good opportunity for the change! If you somehow missed it, earlier in the year I spent a whole month using coloured pencils and didn’t touch my watercolour paints at all!
This article of last week’s sketches includes the last few spreads in a US letter hardbound Alpha in watercolour and then my marker/pencil-based sketches in a new A4 hardbound Alpha. I’m not sure that I’ll complete this A4 book completely paint-free but it’s fun to start without watercolour.
I’m really loving some of the textures that I’m getting with the Albrecht Durer Watercolour Markers and as mentioned in Monday’s article I’m finding them much more forgiving than watercolour.
And of course I had to do a teacup sketch with them too, didn’t I?
Here are my pages from last week…
At the end of this week’s worth of sketches, I started to think that using watercolour pencils with these markers (instead of coloured pencils) might be a winning combo. So stay tuned for more about that soon!