Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Noblesville, IN & Mackinaw City, MI
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).