OK I admit it, I'm a pen & marker addict! I love drawing and sketching with them and combining them with watercolor.
I have a full set of 120 Faber-Castell brush tip markers which I absolutely adore. (I've searched the net for a link, but I can't find one for the full 120 marker set. Hmmm, wonder if they make that anymore?) I have a bunch of prismacolor markers and a set of 20 Staedler Triplus Color markers and lots of assorted Uniball Vision markers, Sarassa gel pens, a Koh-I-Noor sepia pen and a Lamy Safari fountain pen.
This however did not stop me when I saw a huge display in Staples the other day featuring Bic Mark*it fine point permanent markers in lots and lots of gorgeous colors. (This link is for a set of 36, but at the Staples store you could buy individual colors for .99 each or 10 for $6.99)
I restrained myself and only bought six. I chose colors specifically for sketching the late autumn and winter landscape. Soon it will be too cold to sketch outdoor and I"ll have to sit in the car and when it's that cold I often don't want to be dealing with water for watercolors and I'll rely on just markers.
Here are the colors I chose:
- Cloud Nine Grey
- Honey Brown
- Woodsy Brown
- Misty Blue
- Tiki Hut Tan
- Summer Melon
For the above sketch the drawing was done entirely with the Honey Brown. The bright bits of yellow are a Prismacolor yellow ochre marker and the rest of the color is Yarka watercolor. Enjoy!