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DC The Flash And Zoom

DC The Flash And Zoom

DC The Flash And Zoom

I have to admit, I am not all that familiar with Zoom, despite him being an awesome character to draw, I of course know about The Flash, never the less, I decided one day to try my hand at drawing this pair. 

I love combining marker and colored pencil mediums, the markers allow for a rich underpainting with the ability to deliver soft gradient and remarkable flesh tones. The colored pencil then allows you to achieve the detail required to make the drawing as life like or as close to the original as possible. 

I have seen so many outstanding artists create masterpieces using this mixed media method and with the high quality markers and colored pencils available on the market today, the wealth of selection can be daunting. It is for this reason that I have started reviewing a lot more marker brands along with my colored pencil reviews. I feel that this art style is incredibly popular and a style that I myself love, so reviewing brands may help some people. 

Art Supplies

With this drawing I have used my Copic Markers along with my Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils. For the longest time, I have had the 76 set of Luminance but for some reason, been frightened to use them, trying to only reserve them for "special pieces". Trouble is, every time I come to start a new project, it never seems special enough to warrant using them, until now that is. I decided that they were purchased to use and use them I will, regardless the level of work I am churning out. I have to constantly tell myself that each pencil can be replaced when run out and that I am never going to be without them. 

Perhaps the most important part of the drawing is the paper and I have chose to use my beloved Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate. Now this is a product that I only use for special pieces. I don't sell my work, everything I draw is just for me, a way of practising and bettering my skill level. As with all my work, you can see the various stages that I have gone through before completion. I hope to one day deliver a speed drawing video onto my YouTube channel, but until then, this will have to do. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to ask any questions. 

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Black Panther Marvel

DC Superhero Girls

DC Superhero Girls