Week 5 Marker Sketches

18" x 24" - Marker Study - Pretty Ceramic Chicken - Ultra Fine Sharpie - Sept. 23, 2011

So I finally got around to taking pictures of my projects for the past 3 weeks, which is good since I have to turn them all in today for midterms and probably won't see them again for a while ;) Week 5 was the intro into markers.Talk about challenging! When we first talked about doing the marker sketches I was really excited. But then I realized my idea of sketching with markers is to create outlines so that I can fill the rest in with color! The challenge here is using just the black markers. Because I've only doodled with pens, and nothing serious mind you - just things on the margins of my notes, this week was filled with experimenting for me. My main project was a fun ceramic bird that looked like a pretty chicken. For this sketch I just kind of let go of my expectations for myself and simply played around with the marker, seeing what I could come up with. I actually really like how it turned out. It's like a huge doodle.

9" x 12" - Marker Study - Big Fat Latte Mug - Ultra Fine and Fine Sharpie - Sept. 25, 2011

9" x 12" - Marker Study - LPS Hermit Crab - Ultra Fine and Fine Sharpie - Sept. 25, 2011

9" x 12" - Marker Study - Beaded Pumpkin - Ultra Fine and Fine Sharpie - Sept. 27, 2011

My first sketch was just more exploration with the marker. I did the bottom mug first, trying a more structured variation of what I did on the bird. I like the handle came out, as well as the very center of the inside of the mug, but the rest I'm not loving. Then with the other sketch I tried some vertical feathering strokes. I again really like the handle, but not much else, lol. So with my next sketch, which I just love because it's so stinkin' cute, I did a variation of structured parallel lines along with outlining the curves. Then on the beaded pumpkin in my 3rd sketch, I added some stipling to go along with my structured lines. Very fun and very different from the pencil and charcoal mediums we have been using. I'll be posting the other two weeks of projects later this week. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

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