Markers 101: The Basics and Step-by-Step Sketching

Julia Henze, Illustrator | Letterer | Urban Sketcher

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7 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:55
    • 2. Types and Characteristics

      4:34
    • 3. How to Choose Markers

      7:04
    • 4. Paper and Other Materials

      6:46
    • 5. How to Use Markers

      13:53
    • 6. Drawing with Markers

      18:58
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      1:43
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Project Description

♥ Make a sketch with markers in 4 STEPS (you can draw with me or choose your own scene):

  1. Make a pencil sketch;
  2. Refine it with a fineliner.
  3. Color it with markers (for beginning artists: practice with three-dimensional shapes - the cube, the cylinder and the sphere - first);
  4. Add texturing.

♥ Share your completed sketches in the Project Gallery. Feel free to share any process photos along the way, too. 

* if you're not sure how to create a project in the Project Gallery, please, read a short instruction.

I would love to see what you come up with. Feel free to experiment! No idea what draw? Look at Pinterest for inspiration or take one of my previous classes - Urban Sketching: Let's Draw Some Doors! and Urban Sketching for Beginners: Watercolour Sketch in 3 Steps are perfect to do with markers! 

For INSTAGRAM: tag me @julia_henze and use a hashtag #juliahenze_skillshare

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