Sketching with markers: draw a cotton branch

Olga Shevyakova, designer | illustrator | styled photographer

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9 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. Pencil Sketch

    • 5. Liner Inking

    • 6. Coloring. Part 1

    • 7. Coloring. Part 2

    • 8. Final Touches

    • 9. Final Thoughts


About This Class

Welcome to my second Skillshare class about sketching with markers!

Here I will show you how to draw a branch of cotton from scratch, and achieve great results using a minimum of materials.
*If you are a beginner or if you haven't tried markers before, please take my first class: 

 in which I talk in detail about markers, paper, and additional stuff, and show some basic techniques to work with professional markers.

This class is a step-by-step tutorial. We’ll go through the whole drawing process from pencil sketch to fine detail illustration of a cotton branch. By the end of this class, you will be able to complete a finely detailed sketch illustration.

I’ll use alcohol-based markers. Of course, you can use your favorite tools, like watercolors or color pencils for example, and you are free to mix them, it’s always fun and you can achieve great results. 

If you would like to digitize your final result, sell your art online or take a great photo of your artwork for Instagram, check out my other classes on these topics:

Happy to see you here! I really appreciate your positive review and feedback.

And, as usual,  I'm always here to help you) 


my reference

more references here

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Markers, paper, and other stuff:

And of course, you can find more reference photos on Pinterest and on Instagram)

Music credits

Trailer: This time of the year by: Johan Lilja @DjQuads /

Class Project: Warm Nights by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Materials: Sustain by: @dcuttermusic

Pencil sketch: Alone by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Lining: Soul by: Johan Lilja @DjQuads /

Coloring 1:

Summertime Love by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Melon by: @dcuttermusic

Border by: @dcuttermusic

Golden Hour by: LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Bae by: Jeff Kaale

Watching The Clouds by: LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Circus by: Johan Lilja @DjQuads /

Coloring 2:

Find A Way by LAKEY INSPIRED is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Smile by: Johan Lilja @DjQuads /

Flirt by: Johan Lilja @DjQuads /

Tengo by: @dcuttermusic

Go With Me by: Johan Lilja @DjQuads /

My Go Away Dream by: Not The King

Final Touches:

2450 by: @dcuttermusic

Chill Noons by: Kronicle

Final thoughts:

Appreciate That by: @dcuttermusic