I'm in the same boat with markers. Bought a bunch a while ago and never really got to work with them. Hell I haven't done any pastel/coal work in like 4 years either. Making an effort to remedy that this fall though.
Use some good quality vellum for those markers and use the markers on the back to get a different effect. Match your pastels and pencils to your markers so the blends work well together. I used markers for a long time back when I was doing industrial design and there's a ton you can do with them. I eventually switched schools and did a BFA then a Masters in Fine Arts, but my passion was automotive design back in the day, but the school was very expensive and I couldn't afford to complete the degree.
I need to dig out some of the art work i used to show in galleries and post them here.
A rebuilt '05 Unlimited w/ 6 spd, 4.0, 3" BDS springs, front locker, warn front bumper, PS corners, rock sliders and the list goes on and on.
Former Jeeps: 79 CJ7, 81 CJ7 Renegade, 85 CJ7 and a 95 YJ.
Project car: Big Block 4spd 69 mach 1 (it's back on the rotisserie for the final time).
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perfect scale model of Cathedral gorge State Park, it was about 6 feet long
another model I built. Insted of drawing a plan view rendering, I did the entire project in model form. Meant to be viewed as a plan!
another part of the display...insted of perspective drawings did a perspective model.
Wow, those models are great! Really, I'm not much for the art... but those look amazing! Last ones look like some balsa wood art! I wonder how much time it took you to get all the sand down on that?? Did you drop glue on it an hope that it stuck?
Not much of an abstract person, but this is probably one of the best pieces of art i have seen in a while
Just fantastic, if no one has actually purchased that please do let me know. I would be interested. Who knew there were a handful of jeepers with all this talent. Keep up with the posting, this is a great thread to keep alive!