What are some Prismacolor Techniques

Drawing exercise 75 - Small lighthouse on Hiddensee

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  • Yes, exactly, I don't get along with the waxy Prismacolor either ... I think I still need the right paper for it ... Or the right sketchbook, I've got some again, I could try it out x)

  • @Veboshi, well I think my favorite paper, the Lana Bristol is not suitable for the pens, it's way too smooth. The lighthouse sketchbook also has very smooth paper, but a very light structure in it. Thought it would work well, but not so much, struggled to put 2 coats on it. You really have to test which one works best for these pens. It would probably have to have more structure in it, but then there will be too many light areas again because of the unevenness in the paper. I have already noticed that with this sketchbook, the paint could not be applied tightly, although I also tried circular movements, as Elwa had recommended. You can see that if you look closely at the snail's body.

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  • It would probably have to have more structure in it, but then there will be too many light areas again because of the unevenness in the paper. I've already noticed that with this sketchbook, the paint couldn't be applied tightly, although I tried circular movements, as Elwa had recommended.

    the Blender pens are ideal for this, or Estompen or simply paint over it again with the white prism or other white colored pencil .. or take zest-it

  • In my experience, what is used depends on the paper ...
    Then on the color shades ...... (mix. Or tint the paper with one layer at the beginning)
    And in the end it depends very much on how you handle the pencils, the holding of the pencil is also a factor that should not be despised.
    In the end a lot or little pressure .....

    But always test the paper at the beginning and choose before it really starts,
    Also never draw on a block, but if possible individual sheets of paper on a hard surface (drawing table, etc.).

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    MoonDragon

  • @brockel That's right, I also blinded it with the Estompen because it was recommended to me. It's really great! And you get the picture colored much faster: Just paint roughly over it first, also the shading and then smudge with the Estompen ... If necessary, then touch the edges again a little so that it doesn't get too soft. Finished

    @MoonDragon In a sketchbook it's a bit difficult to paint on hard ground ... But yes, of course that also has an influence on the pens.

  • Here we can discuss about the Prismacolor.
    (But could not set a tag because no suitable one was displayed )

    --------------- November 5th, 2017, 10:47 pm ---------------
    @MoonDragon, I opened a thread here for the prisms, if you want, you can upload your test images here, they would certainly also be helpful for the others

  • Maybe "crayons" ...?

    And do you know any other papers besides the Stonehenge? : 3 I read somewhere here that should be a bit expensive ...?

    Oh yes @MoonDragon always come with test images!