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Highlighter marker rendering

February 13th, 2019, 4:24 pm

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Occasionally, when I haven't been to the local art supply store in a while to replenish my supply of Copics, I find myself grabbing a highlighter for marker work. They tend to have a similar moisture profile to some "art" markers that sit on the drier end of the spectrum, they layer up on top of themselves relatively well, always have a nice chisel tip, and you get to sketch and render in crazy colors. Plus, they're stupid cheap compared with the Copics and Chartpaks of the world. Anyone else dabble in the occasional neon pink and blue sketch?
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February 14th, 2019, 1:20 am

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I tried using them when I was without markers once, but found that layering really destroyed regular paper. Are you using bleedproof?

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February 14th, 2019, 11:56 am

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AndyMc wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 1:20 am
I tried using them when I was without markers once, but found that layering really destroyed regular paper. Are you using bleedproof?
Nope. Just decent weight copy paper.
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February 14th, 2019, 3:25 pm

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I got inspired to try this out, so I reached for my 5+ year old highlighter (and sharpie) and threw down a car. My scanner didn't capture the super saturated pink - the highlighter is still far from being dried out.
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February 14th, 2019, 8:11 pm

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On the opposite side of the spectrum I am experimenting with a no marker solution/hack: empty molotow marker filled with water and fountain pen, it takes a little bit of practice and some forethought since you blend the ink with the water marker and the ink is critical ( Lamy black here ), but so far looks promising :
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February 14th, 2019, 9:32 pm

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One of my coworkers in Jordan used to sketch everything with an indigo blue pencil, the smear it with a tissue, then work back in with more pencil and an eraser. It was a lovely effect.

I use highlighters sometimes in a pinch or for a detail pop.

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February 18th, 2019, 2:26 am

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lin-da wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 3:25 pm
I got inspired to try this out, so I reached for my 5+ year old highlighter (and sharpie) and threw down a car. My scanner didn't capture the super saturated pink - the highlighter is still far from being dried out.
Fun sketch!

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February 19th, 2019, 9:42 pm

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AndyMc wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 2:26 am
lin-da wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 3:25 pm
I got inspired to try this out, so I reached for my 5+ year old highlighter (and sharpie) and threw down a car. My scanner didn't capture the super saturated pink - the highlighter is still far from being dried out.
Fun sketch!
Thanks Andy. I can't forget how exciting it was to sketch with pink highlighter. Have to commit to it like sketching with sharpie.

Keno - that is a cool idea. Your sketch has a nostalgic essence to it. Maybe that's just me, haha.
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February 20th, 2019, 10:14 am

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here is one with a bit of highlights on it...
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March 2nd, 2019, 10:11 am

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Digital but simulating a highlighter. :-)
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