Saturday, September 10, 2016

Marker Challenge: Days 42-59

Got a big collection to post today. I continued my logos and badges theme of the previous weeks, although it was broken up a little during my usual trip to Dragon Con.

Before the trip, I did a quick fanart of the webcomic Namesake and a series of Flash-related fanart pieces.

I also did a trio of fanart based on the miraculous of the heroes and villain of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir: Ladybug, Chat Noir, and Hawk Moth.

 Then it was time for the con! I track my drawing habits, even if it's just a quick doodle. Last year, because of the activities at the con, I broke my nearly year-long drawing streak. I didn't want that to happen this year, so I went in with the general plan of drawing from Star Trek and Star Wars emblems, which I did with the exception of the first night. That night I made an effort to draw one of the buildings I could see outside the hotel room. For all of the Dragon Con drawings I was limited to some colored pencils for the rough sketches, some circle guides, a few pens, and a handful of neutral grey Copic markers. But I got them all in.

 Post con and I was back to my full-color collection, plus a few additions from my run to an Atlanta-location of Blick.
 I like this attempt at Vixen's necklace because I attempted something dimensional. It is easy to fall into doing more simplistic images when doing emblems, so opting to go with the item for this and my Black Widow gave me a chance to try and get some dimensions into my pieces. I will try to do more dimensional work in the upcoming days' drawings, where it's appropriate.

 This last piece was a request from a friend of mine for the Legion of Everblight's emblem. I attempted to make it look like a stone inlay. I should do more materials studies so I can better emulate different textures.
It's hard to believe, but I'm almost at 60 pieces. I plan to keep going to at least 100 days of drawings, and I may continue past that. And I am learning more about how to use markers. I've learned how using line work can influence the look of a piece, and how it can look more painterly without, or softer with the use of non-black ink. I have also started adding refills to my collection because using the markers means they run out. That hurts the wallet a little, but I'm glad to have the refills since I can have nice, smoother applications of color with a refilled marker versus a dry one.

I hope you will keep following as I continue playing around with my markers.

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