Drawing with Markers: Create Fun, Simple, Fruity Characters

Jeremiah Rodriguez, I make things and draw stuff.

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17 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:10
    • 2. Required Materials

      4:00
    • 3. Finding Character Inspiration

      1:31
    • 4. Drawing Simple Faces

      1:42
    • 5. Color Blending Basics

      4:22
    • 6. Initial Outlining - The Raspberry

      3:17
    • 7. Pencil Cleanup - The Raspberry

      1:01
    • 8. Picking and Planning Colors - The Raspberry

      1:17
    • 9. Coloring the Body - The Raspberry

      4:27
    • 10. Coloring the Extremities - The Raspberry

      2:44
    • 11. Final Outline

      1:59
    • 12. Picking Colors & Color Planning Tips - The Orange

      4:13
    • 13. Coloring & Blending - The Orange

      10:06
    • 14. Outlining & Texturing - The Orange

      5:29
    • 15. Speed Draw - Grapes

      4:52
    • 16. Speed Draw - A Glowing Avocado

      4:10
    • 17. Class Project & Conclusion

      2:10

About This Class

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In this class we will explore drawing cute, cartoony characters based on fruit. We’ll sketch out the characters in pencil, outline them with multiliners, and color them using alcohol-based markers. Alcohol-based markers are a great art tool for using a wide variety of colors and allow for really cool gradient and shading effects. They can even be used to add visual texture to a drawing.

Since these pieces of fruit will be characters, we’ll also learn about drawing very simple, expressive faces.

We'll cover the best types of paper to use with alcohol-based markers and how to blend colors for smooth gradients and shading.

Alcohol-based markers are great for a wide variety of inked drawings and this is the beginning to help get you started.

Helpful Links:

Copic Blank Color Chart
Copic Color Match Chart
Copic Color Wheel