Practicing With Markers – Win?

I have new markers, so OF COURSE I had to try them out.   I picked a watercolor sketch book out because it’s less likely to bleed through the paper there and I was hoping it would help me blend.

Here’s the first:


In case you’re wondering, this is fanart of Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.  I used some metallic pens on it to make it pop more.

Then a botanical sketch:


Yes, there is some shooping here.  I put my husband’s name in the middle, but I erased it since he prefers not to be online.  I used metallics here as well.

And then a full page:


Metallic pens here as well, and I goofed her face badly, but it’s pretty all the same.

I had an easier time blending the skin tones because I have more similar sets of color, but the hair and clothing is hard because I don’t have many similar colors.

Most of what I used were the Copics and Ohuhu markers with only a few touch ups from Prismacolor.  I have the hardest time working with my Primacolors because they don’t have a brush end, just a wedge and a fineliner.

So, what do you think of the markers? I think they’re not bad, but if I was using them seriously, I would want to go over with colored pencils.

Which, if I’m doing that, I should probably just start with watercolors.  *smile*  Fun all the same!