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ProMarker Tutorial by Nashimus ProMarker Tutorial by Nashimus
Well, it was supposed to be just a ProMarker tutorial, but I ended up showing the whole progress of the picture, including all the cut and glue stuff.

It's a big file, but tutorials tend to be that way so deal with it. :iconmotherofgodplz:

Sorry if there are typos, I checked and double checked but there's bound to be at least one anyway. D:

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Nuki111 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Thanks for this tutorial!
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Nashimus Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
You're welcome. :)
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Eosphora Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you so much ! It's very clear and detailed ^^ very useful
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Yay, I'm happy you think so! :la:
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Eosphora Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
:la:
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xZ-e-r-o Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus, this has to be one of the most helpful things I've read in about a year.
Promarker tutorials are hard to find...
I've finally figured out what I'm doing wrong I treating the promarkers like copics, soft and wispy
whereas actually promarkers are better for bold, colourful pictures
anyway, thanks so much for making this, the tips on hair, skin and material were particulary useful and the finished pic looks amazing
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I haven't been able to use copics enough to notice the difference between the two markers, but now that you mention it, copic works do look a lot softer than promarker works!
Anyway, I'm really happy that you found this helpful. :aww:
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WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Ooh.. It turned out really good! o3o
Have you ever tried to do the shadows first and after that.. Color the whole part? :D And you don't start with the brighter colors? o:

Oh, and btw.. What exactly is the name of that "white gel pen"? XD
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Yes, I've tried that too. With skin I'm just more careful since it's not fun if you accidentally make it too dark. But with everything else I like to experiment. :)

And the gel pen I use is Gelly Roll medium tip gel pen: [link]

But I'm pretty sure any kind of gel pen goes. I usually try them out at stores before buying. First I draw a little ball on a paper with a black pen, then I use the white gel pen on top of it. If it's visible on the black area, it'll work fine with markers too.
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WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Oh, ok :la:
Hmm.. I wonder if I can find any of those here in sweden.. Last time I asked for a pen that should be able to do white lines on top of marker colors.. They said that they didn't have any.. But I'll try the thing you do next time to see if they were wrong or not XD
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I'm from Finland and from a very small town too, and even I was able to find one from here! xD Usually bookstores sell pens and other art supplies, but the clerks don't know much about the products they're selling. So you'll have to try things out to find what you're looking for. In an actual art supply store the clerks probably know a lot more (well, hopefully). :D
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WereWolf96 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I looked in an art supply store called "Panduro", and that's where they said it.. But I think I've seen something that might be a gel pen... Need to test it the next time I go there XD
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Golden-Stargazer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do u use regular printer paper or special marker paper?
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I use two different kinds of paper for Promarkers, both of them work a bit differently. For the picture in this tutorial I used Canson Illustration paper, which is very thick, 250g/m2(90lbs): [link]
This paper I use when I work on something serious and if I'm not completely sure what coloring tools I'll be using; the paper works well with pencils, ink, markers and watercolors!
The other paper type I use is Canson XL Croquis 90g/m2(43lbs) -paper, which is basically a sketchbook, and I use it for marker tests, sketches, and sometimes bigger works too if I've happened to draw a nice picture in there: [link]

I don't encourage anyone to use printer paper for markers, it just absorbs in all the color and then the colors also spread out easily.
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Golden-Stargazer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and how do you blend and not blend? xD i heard that the blender marker doesnt really work...
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oOLittleLemonOo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You just have to colour on the base colour as it's still wet.
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oOLittleLemonOo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors are so homogenous, it always leave marks when I colour with promarkers x)
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
True, it could be hard to try and make a picture with flat colors. But if you add shadows it's easier to blend away the uneven surface. Though ultimately I think you can do anything if you practise hard enough!
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oOLittleLemonOo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, thanks ^^
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Vulli Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes finally a pro makrer tutorial and not just copics xD
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Haha, indeed! :D
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Keriga Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huomasin sivultasi että olet myös Suomesta, joten kommentoin suomeksi. : D
Tuhannetmiljoonat kiitokset tästä tutoriaalista! Selkeytti asiaa huomattavasti, ehkä minä nyt opin markerien käytön.
Vielä kerran, kiitos! :la:
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
En tiedä miksi, mutta minusta on hirmu kiva saada suomenkielisiä kommentteja! 8D
Varmaan joku ilkeä piru sisälläni saa nautintoa siitä kun kovin moni muu ei silloin tajua mistä puhutaan, haha.

Mukava kuulla että tutoriaali on hyödyllinen, itsestä aina tuntuu etten kuitenkaan osaa selittää asioita tarpeeksi selkeästi, varsinkaan englanniksi. Voit ihan vapaasti kysyä jos jotain tulee markereista mieleen, koitan mielellään vastailla ja auttaa vaikka en itsekään vielä ole mikään markereiden mestari. :D
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Keriga Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hohoo, sitten en ole ainut, joka pitää suomenkielisistä kommenteista! :la:

Minusta tämä tutoriaali on todella hyvin ja selkeästi tehty ^^
Pisteet siis siitä.
Jeps, jos keksin jotain kysyttävää mieleen kommentoin uudestaan~ :meow:
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xShasha-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, this makes me want to have markers so bad :(. But I'd be too afraid to make mistakes and wouldn't use them anyway. Probably.

It was a fun tutorial to read though, and I guess the layering-thing can come in quite handy with pencils as well.
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I felt the same way too when I first started using markers, but that's only natural. You're bound to make mistakes at first, but you'll learn from them. Maybe trying them out on not-so-important sketches would be wise until you get the hang of it, that's what I tried to do! :)
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xShasha-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah.. I might buy them eventually.. once.. Maybe. And when I do I'll remember this xD
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Margo-K Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
AweSome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thaaaank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Hehe, you're welcome! :aww:
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Angel-Alaria Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's a very useful tutorial :) I will definitely use it when I'm gonna try using my markers! Just gotta get my hand on a white gel pen, do you know of any good ones?
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Mine is a Gelly Roll medium point gel pen, looks like this [link]
Sometimes I also use correction pen if the white areas don't need to be all that precise, but for detailed work a gel pen works better.

I haven't even tried any other gel pens, so I wouldn't know how they'd work. But I'm pretty sure you can try pens out at every craft shop you visit, so do this:
Take a black pen and try it out on a scrap paper, draw a small square or something and color it all black. Then try drawing on top of it with the white gel pen. If the white stays visible, I'd say the gel pen works fine and is worth the purchase. :)
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PhoenixTailFeather Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMIGAWSH! Im so happy you did this! I even bought an ink marker (white of course ;D ) to do the highlights like in the "plasticy hair" I love this and thanks so much X) Im so happy! <3
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
I'm happy you found this so inspiring and useful~ <3
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