Aqua Markers and Life Book 2014

This year I’m taking part in Life Book 2014 and I made these four cards as part of Carla Sonheims wonderful lecture. I draw them  with one continues line on a 170gsm drawing card which I then colored in with the aqua markers. I pulled out two to three markers in the same color family and colored in a small area and then used a water brush to spread the paint. I really enjoyed how well these markers worked on the drawing paper, they mixed and spread easily.

One line aqua marker figures

One line aqua marker figures

I also tried the markers on water color paper, first of I used dry paper and the same method I used with the little figures above. I colored a small part and spread with water. It was fun but the paper absorbed the paint rather quickly and it was more difficult to spread it than it was on the drawing paper.

Mantis Woman

Mantis Woman

Finally  I draw a little helmet penguin, these tend to pop up when I doodle and I decided to color him in. I taped down the paper with washi tape, wetted the water color paper and made dots to give him color.

Helmet Penguin

Helmet Penguin

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