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Sketching with markers: draw sweet cupcake

Olga Shevyakova, designer | illustrator | styled photographer

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12 Videos (1h 15m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • Materials: Markers

    • Materials: Paper and Other Stuff

    • Minimal Pallet and Sampling markers

    • Basic Drawing Techniques

    • Pencil Sketch

    • Liner inking

    • Coloring: Part 1

    • Coloring: Part 2

    • Final touches

    • Final thoughts


About This Class


In my new class, I’ll share with you the step-by-step process of making nice marker illustration of a cupcake. 

First, we’ll have detailed talk about materials you’ll need, about markers, paper, and additional stuff, about different manufacturers, ways you can save your money, and things to consider before and while drawing.

Then I’ll show you some basic techniques you should know to work with professional markers.

And finally, we’ll go through the whole drawing process from pencil sketch to fine detail illustration of a cupcake.

This class is perfect for you if you don’t know where to start with markers, don’t know what manufacturer to choose, how many markers and colors you’ll need to start, or maybe you just want to create a nice cupcake illustration.

In this class, 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’ll be very interesting what you'll come up with.

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

Sell your Art Online: 20+ Sales Platforms

Present your Artwork on Instagram: Show it Better

Digitizing watercolor drawings. Step by step guide

Hope you’ll enjoy this class. And if you like my class, I’d really appreciate your positive review and feedback!

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


Markers, paper, and other stuff:

Copic markers for your choice

Touch Brush markers for your choice

Potentate markers

Stylefile markers

Promarker markers

Sketchmarker markers or you always can connect them via email [email protected]

Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook

Canson The Wall paper

Color Copy paper

Sakura white gel roll

Micron liners

Touch liners

Copic liners

Faber Castell liners

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

22 of 22 students recommendSee All

Super cool!
Excellent presentation, well done and informative. Enjoyed it very much.
Tasty stuff! I enjoyed this class :)
Diana Nemesu

Watercolor artist





Olga Shevyakova

designer | illustrator | styled photographer

My name is Olga, and I'm graphic designer, part-time illustrator, part-time styled photographer, full-time learner and busy mum. I like to learn something new every day, try new spheres of activity and share my knowledges with others)

I really like Skillshare because here we can learn from each other and communicate with other creative people. That's so cool, isn't it?=)

And I like to make some nice photos and here is my Instagram account

I ...

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