Sunday, June 30, 1985

Bad Marker Example

This is what I mean by Bad Markers. Blotchy, bleedy, smeary, muddy, streaky colors. And the caps were hard to get on and off. It was very frustrating for me to work with them. At least in my memory, they smelled bad, too. I like the shapes in this drawing, but the coloring spoiled it for me. See Bad Marker Disclaimer.

As a result, I pretty much stopped drawing for 23 years. Then in 2008, I was introduced to Copic markers, and I started drawing again.

Thursday, June 20, 1985

Bird in Bright Colors

This bird was colored with Pentel fine tip markers (water based). The notched oval shapes are tracings around a beautiful Norwegian silver necklace, shown at right, a gift from my sister-in-law.

The background was done with some Bad Markers, and thankfully I have repressed the brand name. It just looked ugly to me - streaky and blotchy. Then, more than 20 years later, I used my Copic markers in similar colors to go back over the background. Now, I'm happy to say, it looks smooth and even. See Bad Marker Disclaimer.

Sunday, March 31, 1985

Ribbon Abstract 1985

Ribbons drawn with Pentel fine point markers.

Paper: unknown drawing paper, lightly textured