Alcohol Markers

9 Tips for Coloring with Alcohol Markers

Welcome to the colorful world of alcohol markers! Whether you're a budding artist or a seasoned pro, these versatile tools can take your artwork to new heights. Known for their vibrant colors and smooth blending capabilities, alcohol markers are a favorite among illustrators, designers, and hobbyists. However, mastering their use requires a bit of know-how. In this article, we'll explore nine essential tips to help you get the most out of your alcohol markers. From choosing the right paper to mastering blending techniques, these tips will set you on the path to creating stunning, professional-looking pieces.

7 Ways to Organize Your Markers | Alcohol Marker Storage Ideas

In the world of creativity, where markers become the vibrant bridge between imagination and canvas, their storage often remains an overlooked aspect. Dive into this article to discover innovative and organized marker storage ideas that not only preserve the longevity of your favorite tools but also inspire and enhance your artistic journey.

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying Alcohol Markers

If you're an artist, a student, or simply someone who enjoys coloring, you've probably heard about alcohol markers. These markers have gained a lot of popularity due to their vibrant colors, blendability, and versatility. However, buying alcohol markers can be quite overwhelming, especially if you're new to the art world. In this article, we'll take a look at the 5 things you need to know before buying alcohol markers.

Blend Alcohol Markers with Ease on this Paper - Canson Illustration Bristol Review

A few years back I read somewhere that it was way easier to blend alcohol markers on thicker paper as opposed to the thin marker paper I was using at the time. I decided I wanted to try Canson Bristol paper as that was the only other marker paper they had at the store I always bought my art supplies. Drawing with alcohol markers was on this paper a lot easier and it became my go to drawing paper for a long time.

The Best Alcohol Marker Paper - Canson Illustration Manga Review

When I tried this paper I instantly noticed how even the colors looked when drawing with alcohol markers. I didn't need to hurry to prevent harsh lines and streaks. The ink just flows effortlessly through the paper with a more even finish than I ever thought was possible.

The Rolls Royce of Alcohol Markers - Copic Sketch Review

When I wanted to make a realistic drawing of an acid green Zenvo TS1 GT I couldn't find the right colors I needed in the Promarker color chart, so I looked further until I found these Copic Sketch markers. And I'm glad I did, because these markers are the best markers I've ever used, but also the most expensive.

My Go-To Markers - Winsor & Newton Promarker (Brush) Review

The Winsor & Newton Promarkers where the first alcohol based markers I used. And to this day they are still my go to markers. Winsor & Newton Promarkers are great markers for coloring larger areas and blending. They are available in 2 configurations: a bullet nib and a chisel nib (Promarker) and a brush nib and a chisel nib (Promarker Brush). The color selection lacks some really dark colors, but other than that there are many colors to choose from.

Graph'it Twin Tip Alcohol Based Marker review - They're really nice

A few years back I wanted a darker grey than the Promarker CG5, which is the darkest grey Promarker and the darkest grey I had. As Copics were quite a bit out of my budget I decided to try the Graph'it markers. I decided to buy some greys and a black and I have to say they quite surprised me.

Slightly Disappointing - Spectrum Noir Illustrator Review

The Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers are great for drawing lots of details. There are lots of colors to choose from. You can draw very detailed with both the bullet nib and the brush nib. However coloring larger areas can be a bit tricky as the markers feel kinda dry all the time. That's why I would say these markers are best for smaller drawings or drawing with lots of details.

Water-based markers vs alcohol-based markers - Which is better?

When you've searched for markers you've probably come across two variants: water based markers and alcohol based markers. But what are the differences between these two types? And which one should you use? Are water based markers better or are alcohol based markers better? In this article I'm going to answer these questions and I've listed all pros and cons for both types of markers so you can decide which one fits you best.

7+ Marker Drawing Techniques to Make Better Art

There are so many more things that you can do than just drawing solid shapes with alcohol based markers. There are countless alcohol marker techniques that can make your art more interesting and give it more depth. In this article you can discover 8 techniques you can use to make better drawings.

7+ Reasons Why You Should Use Alcohol Markers

What makes alcohol based markers so good? Alcohol based markers have a lot of advantages over other art mediums. In this blog you'll find 8 reasons why you should try alcohol based markers and what makes them better than other mediums.

Top 3 Best Paper for Alcohol Markers in 2024

Having good marker paper is one of the most important things for making great art with alcohol markers. Every paper has different properties that make the alcohol markers behave differently. I made a list of the best paper for alcohol markers and it's properties, like blending, vibrancy bleeding, so you don't have to try all brands to find which one is best for your needs.

The 5 Best Alcohol Markers of 2024

More and more brands seem to release alcohol based markers. It can be a bit overwhelming and difficult to find what you need, so I made a list of my top 5 favorite alcohol based markers.

13+ Fun Things to Draw with Markers (With Photos) - Marker Drawing Ideas

Sometimes it can be very difficult to think of something to draw. That has definitely happened to me plenty of times. And what helped me a lot when struggling to think of something to draw is to look at the art other people have made. It's always so inspiring. So to help you find something to draw I've made a list of things that inspire me to draw. With lots of photos of course!

How to Use Alcohol Markers - A Beginner Guide

When I started using alcohol-based markers I Didn't know how to use them. I mean I had watched a few videos, but those were just about the bare minimum to get started. They were mainly just about coloring so that it doesn't look streaky. Everything else I learned by experimenting and just making drawings. I wish someone had made an extensive guide about how to use alcohol-based markers. So that's why I decided to write an article covering the ins and outs of using alcohol markers. I hope this will help you get started with alcohol markers!

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