Vermont Sketch Book: Marker Drawings

Old Snow Valley Road, Manchester - marker on watercolor paper, 5x7 in.

Bromley view - marker on watercolor paper, 5x7 in.

Old Snow Valley Road, Manchester - marker on watercolor paper, 5x7 in.

Just got back from a week in Vermont. I did some plein air sketching with Tombow brush markers. These are a great medium for quick, gestural sketching either in monochrome or full color. I started out doing monochromes in shades of sepia or grey, then I broke down and went back to the art store and got the full range of colors. These are perfect for sketching quickly and not having to drag around a lot of equipment and supplies. From the sketches and a few reference photos, you can easily create full scale paintings back in the studio.

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4 Responses to Vermont Sketch Book: Marker Drawings

  1. olya says:

    WOW! thanks for this tip! what a great way to capture your immediate reaction to what you see, on paper. and then leisurely get back to it. Will have to take a look at this.

  2. Great sketches! I’m a fan now!

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