Using ProMarkers for Fine Art Paint Effects
Winsor & Newton Promarkers are renowned for use in graphics and illustration but you can release their fine art potential! I just love how you can use them in a painterly style.
In this tutorial Kim O’Neil demonstrates how you could approach things differently.
Pick a light colour and cover the entire surface.
In this demonstration I then chose a darker shade, in a similar hue, to create the look of a mountain range.
Next I used the same darker colour and the blender to add drama to the sky, taking care to blend any hard edges so the marks are soft to represent clouds.
My next step was to add in some warmth. I used a yellow and a blender to melt it into the clouds.
Now I’ve used a deeper colour to add depth to the sky near the horizon line. When I use a deeper colour I always blend it with the lighter shade.
Next use the thick end of the Promarker to sketch out the mountains.
I used three colours for the foreground – the deepest colour, a warm colour and a brighter colour. Apply them where you want them to sit, then blend using a blender. I allowed the blender to create ‘cauliflowers’ which are similar to the effects that can be obtained using watercolour paint. I like the way biomorphic patterns start to form and add to the organic feel.
Finally, using a black Promarker’s fine nib I added definition to the mountain peaks.
This is the end result; a great way to capture the energy of an idea and a perfect preliminary study for a bigger painting.
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