Exploring Alcohol Markers

I needed to buy some alcohol markers in the gray scale for a Zentangle class in April…little did I know that it would open the door to a lot of exploration!

The first thing I had to do, yes had to, was organize the set I ordered into their numerical order. I may not put things back where I get them from but I love alphabetical and numerical ordering. It feels secure and safe. I had to get over that numbers were missing… And eventually I did.

I have since jumped in with two feet and am doing a Skillshare class to learn how to use these markers to their fullest. The image below is me trying to tackle the most difficult of the three shapes that were demonstrated – the sphere. Since my 4YO loves space and was sitting beside me, it was easy to figure out what to attempt. He was my art director with choosing colours and making sure I had every detail captured for the different planets and dwarf planets.

Stay tuned for more of my journey as an artist. I would love it of you commented on projects you have done using alcohol markers or a new media to you!

3 thoughts on “Exploring Alcohol Markers

  1. I’m so happy to see your exploration laid out in a blog post. Somehow we’re able to convey so much more in them, compared to a social media post. I have Copic Sketch markers that are alcohol markers, and every now and again I return to playing with them. I love the sheen that alcohol markers give to a coloured aspect. Thanks so much for sharing your exploration with us Catherine, I look forward to reading more.

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