In this blog , I'm going to show you how I use my markers.
First I'll show you step by step, how a doodle is created.
This story begins with a circle. Not as head this time, but head and body in one. This figure become a birdie.
Of course, he is a bit goofy. So he has a great eyeball and a small eyeball.
The pupils can be all over the place, this one squints a bit. A beak and a few eyebrows. Not that a bird has eyebrows, but that gives him character.
long lanky legs and tickle toes
if you choose for feathers or hair, it realy doesn't matter
A balloon in the mouth
The balloon became another balloon, now we know why he looks so absent ...
Turn on lines with fineliner. I use a Rotring Ashish Graphic 0.4. That does not stain, is opaque black, not too fine not too coarse.
Erase pencil lines and you're ready for the markers.
Step 1: color the body of your characters with the lightest color
Step 2: color the body of your figure again. But now with a slightly dark color. Not everything opaque in color, keep some of the edges open, so that the light color is still visible
Step 3: now use the color that you want to give your figure and still show a piece of the underlying layer.
Step 4: apply a dark color to shade. This gives shape to your figure
Step 5: use all your darkest color now for extra contrast
Step 6: color the hairs
Step 7: color the beak in the lightest color
Step 8: apply a dark color over it and let a piece open on one side. So the lighter color is still visible
Step 9: apply with the darkest color the last shadow. Your beak is now ready.
Would you like to make it a bit darker , then you can go over it one more time with the marker.
Step 10: this is my ... oops I forgot something step. Color the pupils with your fineliner in and keep a tip white over.
Step 11: apply with grey, shade in the eyeballs
Step 12: color your balloon and hearts in with the lightest color red and leave some white open at the edges of the balloon.
Step: 13: give with a dark color red on one side in all three hearts some color
Step 14: use your previously used grey to structure of soil.
Now you have used a lot of colors just for a small bird.
And this is the end result.
I'm not saying that it is the way how you must do it, but this the way how I color my drawings.