Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Roses are red

This huge piece was inspired by a bouquet of anniversary roses that my dad had given my mom. The bouquet was so beautiful, and I wanted to try my hand at a new medium, so this was my first attempt at using Prismacolor Chisel/Fine Double-ended Art Markers.

 These markers, like almost everything else Prismacolor makes, were amazing. It's hard to explain- they are like markers but some colors are also transparent enough to layer, creating new colors. The entire bouquet was done with the markers in vertical lines. I found this was the easiest technique for me to use them while simultaneously exploring their versatility. I wish these markers were a little more affordable ($600 for a 200 ct. box), because they are so unlike anything I have ever used. I could go on and on about how much I love these markers, so I'll stop.

The rest of the piece, including the vase, table, and background of swirls was done using acrylic paint.



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