After a LONG time of pining and looking longingly on Amazon, I took the plunge a week or so ago and bought a full set of warm grey Copic markers. I've messed around with single markers of other brands before, but this is the first time I've bought a full set - and that I've bought Copics. I've only had a short time with them, but I can definitely say that they are worth the investment; they are MILES better than Pitt Pens, Magic Markers, Trias, Copic Ciaos... you name it. There's a reason they're the industry leader!
Anyhow, here's a snap of the pencils from the first sketch in my new book. I'm not massively happy with it, but I did pick a really tough pose to try and capture (the foreshortening on the arm was a pig -- I think that's what's still bothering me), and I was itching to start with the markers so I may have jumped the gun a bit. I've really been inspired by re-reading Cover Run by Adam Hughes (who is an absolute master.. not only at drawing wonderful cheesecake shots of female characters, but at rending with markers) and re watching the phenomenal Mark Brooks's YouTube videos concerning marker rendering. Still, I've added a snap of how the marker work is shaping up.. and I'm loving working with them so far!
Labels: copics, marker sketch, markers, sketch