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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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