I have been drawing with sharpie markers probably longer than many of you here have been alive..back in the day sharpie(late 1960's)had only the basic colors (red blue green and black). try drawing with that limite4d medium.. i was attracted to this office material due to the rich color. I was like a kid in a candy store when sharpie started to introduce multitude of colors a decade ago(late 1990's)..Being self taught with this medium and really not getting the respect until the last few years..sharpie has proven to be a foe to the overprice pens like copic and prisma..Playing with them over the years i have learned how to blend the colors and to use or blend out the overlapping lines..again why take a mortgage to buy a copic when i can get the same results with my old sharpie..i have over 300 illustrations so far and more coming daily..im always drawing something for someone. ya never know when you might come across some of my work out there...yall comeon back now..yahear! wink...mkflood

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Nice Mk..You def have your blending down I see......I love Sharpies but can't blend them...lol.........

in the shapie world to blend color is different than painting..u start with the lighter colors and work ur way to the darker shades..as i tell many..while ur drawing before inking u need to map out all ur highlights...one mistake..throw it away..sharpie is a very unforgiven medium.i have been able to cover a few mistakes but its very very hard..wink

Oh you don't have to tell me Mk it's hard to cover mistakes with Sharpies...lol..

I just looked at the five pieces you posted. Your abilities with the sharpies are awesome. I can't wait to see more of your art!

ty maureen and dont worry im sitting on a ton but can only post 5 day..stay tuned...same art colony time..same art colony channel.wink



maureen said:

I just looked at the five pieces you posted. Your abilities with the sharpies are awesome. I can't wait to see more of your art!
oh yeah if u want a sneak peak go to www.fanartreview.com/MKFlood then look at the right coner that says see all..ill warn ya there is over 300 illustrations of 14 pages so far..wink



maureen said:

I just looked at the five pieces you posted. Your abilities with the sharpies are awesome. I can't wait to see more of your art!
just posted 5 more and ill be posting 5 day until this site catches up with my others..stay tuned..wink

Hi mkflood. I and happy to meet a fellow Sharpie user!!! I, like you believe in enjoying art work Without breaking the bank to do it. The fact is, (as you know) there is nothing we can't draw using sharpies. I used oil pastels once, what a mess!! And I couldn't maintain the control of them they way I wanted to. I love your drawings. I've not learned the technique you talk about in 'blending'. But, I'd like to explore it. Any assistance you'd be willing to share with me I'd greatly appreciate. If you have the time, take a look at my profile please and advise me. I really loved the baseball player. His lines were spot on!! Wray

shrpies are cool. so are crayola washable markers and supertips. big w, $6 a pack. whoo-hoo.

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