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Lily White
More marker fun with yet more gems.


My wrist is feeling a little bit better. This was the ultimate test, I'll see how I feel tomorrow though, its usually after coloring that it starts to hurt again.
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eski From: eski Date: July 25th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, shiny and green with lilies! Just up my alley, I love it!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 25th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay green! Thank you :D
From: frenchpresser Date: July 25th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
These marker pics you've been doing lately are wonderful!

I did want to ask though, what kind of paper do you use for them? I've got some marker paper but it's so thin that the ink just soaks through and stains the sheets below it.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 25th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

I'm using smooth bristol. I tried marker paper a long time ago and I had the same problem you're having, it was so thin it just drank up the marker and I wasn't able to get crisp lines as well as I can with the bristol.

I recommend smooth bristol or illustration board for that type of stuff, marker paper lies. ;P
From: frenchpresser Date: July 25th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC) (Link)
hm! I'll give the bristol a try. I've been hesitant to use it since suppppposedly, anything but marker paper causes the markers to run dry quicker (by sucking up excess ink), but actual marker paper sucks so much that it seems pointless to use it anyways.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 25th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Eh, I've been using bristol since I started posting art on the web in the early 2000's and I've been using the same set of markers I started with in 1998, so whoever told you that is trying to sell you marker paper.
keovi From: keovi Date: July 25th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I really love and admire how your recent marker work is turning out! Very, very nice gradation between tones. What kind are you using?

Too bad we can't really see the gems from the scans :\ Maybe if you took even just a small/simple/not-all-fancy photo that would do the trick, just to have next to the scan?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 25th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I might do that soon, just take a photo of both pieces to show the glittery so folks know what they're looking at. I did that with the St. Christopher, and I agree, that might be best.

I use a combo of prismas, trias, and copic sketch markers, pretty much whatever I can get my hands on. I just collect by color, not necessarily by brand (some brands carry colors I need that other brands don't have) but I gotta say I like the old trias the best.
mbala From: mbala Date: July 25th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm amazed!

She has this gentle smile, gems, flowers and hair. That makes me really suspicious. Say it already: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 25th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'm amazed!

She's done something wrong and she's trying to distract you, I just know it.
ryokokitty From: ryokokitty Date: July 25th, 2010 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty colors! She is very cute and I like the use of the gems.

It must be difficult to be hurting and unable to work very much - best of luck in healing up fast!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: July 25th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! And yeah its really frustrating because I'm having a period of feeling really really inspired but every time I try to scratch that itch, as it were, I start to hurt :( Fortunately I'm not having the pain I did with this one like after the kirin, so here's to hoping I warded off a lot of it in that crucial 48 hour period post injury when I took care of it. I still gotta take it easy though, I didn't work on this straight through.
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