Sharpie Pen and Sharpie Pro King Size Marker
For this portrait we used a photo of Sarah Orchard. Sarah makes portraits, too. Her work appears in the first issue of art zine bangbang in the UK. You can find bangbang on Etsy. Visit Sarah at And This is Why I Will Die Alone Surrounded by Cats.
Too Bad for Them We’re Out of Here!
acrylic/enamel on canvas
16 x 20 in.
Too Bad for Them We’re Out of Here, loosely based on a panel from X-Men #5, revels in the exaggerated grittiness of 90s comic books.
Here’s to Extreme Everything!
Acrylic paint and Derwent Inktense water-based ink combine with line work done in Sharpie Paint Pen. Three coats of gloss acrylic varnish add brightness, protection, sheen, and durability.
Pastel Portrait Ten.
The smiling face of your Martian moderator here.
Buy it as a card or print.
Fear nothing. You might not find that in any drawing tutorial, but it lies at the heart of our approach to these pastel drawings.
We struggled with pen for many years. Ink makes demands for perfection. You can’t massage ink into the right place. You can’t undraw the mistake.
But with pastels – especially these new oil pastels we’re trying – you can reshape reality at will.
When you know a mistake isn’t going to wreck anything, you can draw with absolute confidence. Be bold. Coax the shapes into existence, painting your subject with color and light. If you get it wrong, blend in the right color, then redefine the shapes with light and shadow.
Bob Ross talked about this absolute confidence. On his canvases, he said, he could move mountains and redirect rivers. He could build and destroy. He could make it anything he wanted.
So can you.