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Markers...

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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I wanna know, does this happen to other people? I get these awesome quality (expensive) markers (Dual Brush and Copics) and they work great and are suppose to be long lasting, but when I go to color a big project like a large background or a picture that consists of mainly one color, it wears out in, like, 15 minutes!
Wtf!
And then with the Copics markers I have to wait a little until the color kinda drains back from the rest of the brush...
BUT SERIOUSLY!
I don't want to use paint, and colored pencils are tedious to use for larger pictures. >A<

TL;DR: damn markers that I payed good money for run out quickly. :stare:

Anti-Complaint: I started watching My Little Pony~! :la:

Bonus complaint: I don't understand why I like it. (MLP that is)
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm generally a digital artist, but I do sometimes use markers. I have Lesat Pro-markers and they're like massive chunky things with a wide chiseled tip so you can cover large areas, but yeah, after a few uses, they do run out and they're €3.50 for a marker which is for me, enough to get the makings of dinner for a few days. :saddummy:

Ever tried using water-colours or water-coloured pencils for making a wash for backgrounds?
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't, but I think I will try that, because it seems like my only option...
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, it's not really. You can always try out new mediums and experiment with them. I know some who uses chalk dust to colour in their backgrounds and use hairspray to fix it into place. =]
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's actually a really cool idea!
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
If you get some tissue paper, dip it into the chalk dust and spread it around to get different gradients. Maybe mix in a different colour too. Like pink with a bit of orange in it. If you need any help or anything, feel free to ask me. :hug:
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!! TvT :iconletmehugyouplz:
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
No problem. :hug:
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are you using proper marker-paper? If not, you should aways use markerpaper, it absorbs less ink and the ink blends better. :)
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had no idea what affect the paper could have.... Well, now I do. OTL.
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I remember I used to color on normal printpaper and it would kill markers in a second and when painting large areas there'd be stripes and smudgyness. Schoellershammer's marker-paper is the best I've used, Copic's own marker-paper was not so good for me (although I use only Copics!)
But with proper paper the ink can almost pool on the paper instead of being sucked in, and blends beautifully. Doesn't dry in a second either, so there's a small moment more to work on an area. :)
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AKJSKSJA thank you so much! All this stuff really helps! TvT
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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0rg Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
hmm I give this complaint a 4/10
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SOMG. I GOT AN EVEN NUMBER. I FEEL SO SPECIAL! :iconohmygodplz:
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Missleepify Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Paper.
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Some paper sucks up fluids better than others. The thing inside markers is fluid. Absorbing paper = dry markers, not absorbing paper (like special marker paper, it usually have something written on it that says it's good to use with markers) = not as dry markers. The shinier the paper, the less it absorbs, I've come to notice as a rule of thumb, sorta. Try it and see, you'll want some kind of paper that blends the colors nicely and yet doesn't bleed to much, and of course doesn't dry out the markers. Finding the right paper is an art itself, it seems to me. Or any medium, for that part.
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That explains so much... THANK YOU!
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Stormslegacy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
It sounds like you're using the wrong paper. Try something less absorbent. Also, layers are your friends.
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I will.
Thanks! XD
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CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional
Give the marker a break. You can't drag it out across an entire page a bunch of times and expect it to retain its usual consistency all through.
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True... T.T
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CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional
Just be careful when resuming where you left off. :)
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall do that xD
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iKiska Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I haven't used markers since cheap Crayolas when I was a wee lass, so I'll just add that I have to bake a birthday cake on Tuesday and after my recent flaming cookie fiasco I'm afraid to use our shitty oven. :ohnoes:
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay then... Well, good luck with that! XD
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
If the markers are dried out- as opposed to being out of pigment, these are two different things- they can sometimes be revived a bit by dipping them in rubbing alcohol. It's worth a shot, anyway.
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's not dried out, but I'll try that!
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FizzPuff Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bonus complaint: I don't understand why I like it. (MLP that is) ha, I don't quite get it ether, but I end up watching like clock work :)
Copic markers actually can have the ink well replaced if I remember correctly.
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol yeahhh xD
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Basket-Of-Fruit Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
solution:dont use copics for background they have precious little ink so get a pack of crayolas or something and use them was that any help?
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, thanks~
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Basket-Of-Fruit Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its a very useful strategy,ur welcome!
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD
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Basket-Of-Fruit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so ,how many copics do u have? i only have 30 :(
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I only have 2 xD a blue one and a red one.
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Basket-Of-Fruit Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhhhh ok,well then u need to tresure them dont use them for bg's !! :3
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay! I'll make a note of that xD
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Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My question is, why would you even use markers on such a larve canvas?
I'd either have gone digital or used paint. :nod:
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah....
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Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, there's also watercoloring. :nod:
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess I'll have to try that, then.
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redmarlin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Which is why you use watercolors alongside markers to fill in big spaces. I would recommend looking up how to restore dried markers.
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay~
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Hewhoflewandfell Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
That would be the laws of physics my dear. Ink is not as runny as water and will take more time to soak into the nib, whose specific purpose is to NOT allow the ink out so quickly that you make a mess. lol slow down perhaps, or just use watercolors.
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
T.T okay...
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Hewhoflewandfell Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
lol just a thought. I've had pen nibs that do that when I try to write too fast. Slow down and let the ink flow accordingly :)
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, thank you~
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Hewhoflewandfell Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You're welcome
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t3h-puppeteer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
....this reminded me of the time I did a project entirely in colored pencils because I didn't want to use paint. And the paper was quite big...
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SmileyVizard Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can imagine that took forever...
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t3h-puppeteer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It did but since I didn't like paints, I didn't mean one bit!
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