I’ve gotten a LOT of requests on my settings and how I color, so here, have this * v * there are many ways to use the marker brush, this is just how I do it.
1st — do not use the marker tool on a transparent surface.
The marker is primarily for blending, NOT for base coloring! If used on a transparent layer it will come out dull and low in the opacity department. Even if you’re coloring on white, put down a solid base with the pen tool.
2nd— Change the settings often!
Keeping the settings the same while coloring is a no-go. Both persistence and Blending have different effects on how you color. Persistency I keep generally the same though, Blending I’m always changing.
In each example, I use a varying level of pressure on my pen from very light to very heavy. Master pen pressure, master the marker tool.
The higher the blending, the smoother the transition
The lowerthe blending, the more harsh of a transition from color to color.
the lower the persistence, themore watercolory the color is
The higher the persistence is, the more solid the color will be
3rd — tapping and lining
There are two ways i blend, tapping and lining.
Lining leaves streaks in the color
Tapping leaves small ripples
But when a combination of tapping and lining is used, the results can turn almost gradient! It’s all. about. pen pressure.
4th — dont be afraid to experiment with colors and what the blends give you!
This lady-bod started off as purple, white, and yellow on a dark backgroud, and then highlighted and “filled out” with the colors they made at various pen pressures. Dont be afraid to combine colors and shade with odd tones — experimentation with colors can turn out with wonderful, unexpected results!
That’s all I really got for ya ;v; I hope it helps!These methods can be used for shading flat colors or painting from the ground up — happy drawing!