Illustration with Markers and Color Pencils

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This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usuall...
This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax blending stick. I make my illustrations in two steps. Step 1- I observe my reference drawings or photos and try to see what lies beneath. There is no way to blend markers in the same way that one can blend paint (ironically even with a marker blender) so I lie down the base tones with markers (the first layer). Step 2- Is created with color pencils. Color pencils are mixable / blendable and I mix the color pencils directly above my marker drawing. I use the wax stick to finish the surface and tie everything together. Achromatic- Black, white and greys. Artwork that is executed without color. Acrylic- Thicker and stronger than tempera or watercolor paint, Acrylic is a water-based "plastic" paint. Albumen Print- This printing process is used in photography printing processes. Egg whites are used in the emulsion. Alternative Process- This photography term covers approximately 35 different processes for the final unconventional effect. Armature- A structure used beneath something else for support. For example, a sculptor might create a clay sculpture with a wood or wire armature beneath it as support. Think about the frame of a house being constructed before all of the brick or siding is built on top. Artists Proof- A small group of outstanding prints for the artists use which have been set aside from the edition prints. Basic color principles- All color theory is based on the principle that 'color is light'. An object that we see as red contains pigmentation which absorbs all of the colored rays of white light except the red color, which it reflects. White pigment absorbs none of the colored rays, and black absorbs all of the colors of the spectrum. Balance-An art and design principle concerned with the arrangement of one or more elements in a work of art so that they appear symmetrical (even) or asymmetrical (uneven) in design and proportion. Batik- Parrafin or beeswax is used to resist paint or dye on fabric or paper. Designs and patterns are produced on the unwaxed areas. Bisque- When clay has its first firing in a kiln, it is called bisque ware. At this point, the clay has changed composition and can no longer have water added to it and turned back into a useable material. Black- The complete absence of light. Because of impurities, you can not create black with pigments. In most black pigments, the is a slight blue trace. A black surface absorbs all light. Brayer- In printmaking, a Brayer is a roller which is used to apply ink to printing surfaces. Brushes- Brush styles are designated by a letter following a series number. Some basic brushes to meet your needs: F- Flats, square edge, long bristle B- Brights, flat, square-edged, long sable R - Rounds, pointed bristle L- Longs, flat, square-edge, long sable Filberts- Flat, oval edge, long fibre Canvas- Fabrics that are prepared for painting. Available in panels, stretched on frames, or obtained by the yard. Ceramics- Used to describe the shaping, finishing and firing of clay. Charcoal and Conte Crayon- In stick form, both give you a very strong, dark line. A disadvantage to these crayons is that they break easily and tend to smudge. Can be found is stick form as well. Chop- An impression made by the artist, or by the printer seal. Chroma- This is the intensity, or strength, or purity of a color. Squeezing paint directly from the tube to the palette is 'full chroma'. Cibachrome- A process where a photographic print can be made directly from a color transparency. Coil method in clay- As one of the oldest methods used in the formation of pottery, long strands of clay are laid on top of one another, joined by blending the coils together. Collage- Collage is from the French meaning "paste up". The combination of pieces of cloth, magazines and other found objects to create artwork. Collograph- This name is derived from the word 'collage'. It is an image built up with glue and other materials. Color- When light is reflected off an object, color is what the eye sees. The primary colors are red, yellow and blue. The secondary colors are orange, purple and green. Complementary Colors- Complementary colors are those which appear opposite to one another on a color wheel. The complimentary colors are red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and purple. Composition The arrangement of lines, colors and form. Conte The modern pencil lead invented by Nicolas Conte. It is a black, red or brown chalk.