How To Draw With Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker (Tutorial)

How To Draw With Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker (Tutorial)


Hello and good morning, it’s about 7:30 a.m. Right now And I just woke up I’ve been awake for about maybe an hour and a half and today I Wanted to get up early and I already said schedule for now. Wanted to get up at 6 a.m. Every day So I have more time to make videos and to do drawings so today what I want to talk about is Join with a ultra fine point sharpie marker it works like a pen but it draws like a marker so it’s kinda a combination of both and So I want to talk about some tips that I have for Using these and I a lot of the drawings I do that I’ve had been doing has been with this pen here or this market rather I keep getting to make getting them too mixed up because it’s a very similar to a you know a pen but anyways I have different colors of this but I usually use the black sharpie ultra fine points because I prefer drawing and black and white always have and So I want to talk about some of the tips. I have some techniques that I use for drawing with these and Some some of the ways that it’s helped me so one way that I have liked using these is whenever I’m drawing, I’ll hold the marker at an angle and what this does is it allows me to have a finer lines and I would normally get if I was drawing with a know more of a vertical angle a hole like this and get finer lines and That’s because less the tip is coming in contact with the paper So here’s an example of that if I’m holding the Marker more vertical like you would hold other pins or ISO graphs. You’re going to get a more a Thicker line then what you get holding it an angle Such as that now if I hold the marker at an angle like this I Get a slightly thinner line Now if I wanted to be even thinner if I go over the paper, it’s quicker with my hand It’s going to be even thinner than that And it takes some practice to Be able to do this When I first started doing this many years ago. I had a really hard time trying to get that thin line But you can just just practice doing it one great way to practice doing this is to practice doing some cross hatching So just go one direction and then go over the other direction now depending on how you draw if you’re left-handed or right-handed The line when you draw the line It might be bold more bold in one location than the next so for me I have where my lines are more bold on this side here and so It usually happens the first time that the pen comes into contact with the paper and Then after that a tapers off so remember that when you’re drawing something That the first time it come into contact the paper. It’s going to be a bit thicker than When you let go because it’s tapering off and the reason is because the tip of the marker or such as Other off-brand markers, whatever kind of using the tip of a slightly soft. So as you press it makes it a bit whiter and then as you let pressure off it becomes a lot thinner and That helps me a lot with when I’m cross hatching or from drawing portraits faces or whatever it is an initiating I can get if I want a spot on the bottom here to be darker say Let’s say it, you know the side of a face. So what I’ll do is I’ll start from that part or it’s darkest here That’s where I’ll start my line and then the location where it’s lighter here on this side. That’s where I’ll taper off and It makes it easier to do my cross hatching or shading now you’ll be surprised you can actually can shade using just a ultra, fine point sharpie and That’s because if you keep doing repeating lines over and over, you know these small Lines that go over the paper really fast and you hold it at a pretty good angle. I’d say 45 degrees is about the limit And that’s more like 60 I think I’d say 60 degrees is probably the limit To the angle that you want to have when you’re holding the pen any more than that. You’re not going to get a line so let’s say I want to get a shading look to a drawing, but I want to do that for marker and This is how I will do it. I would just hold it at an angle and then keep moving the marker over the paper really quick like this and with a lot of practice you can get very light lines to where it’s barely showing up on the paper So you can draw with it like you would with a ballpoint pen almost Actually, very similar to way we use a ballpoint. I would use a ballpoint pen and These are pretty cheap you can get a whole box of them online a case of 12 For about five to seven dollars and that’s it So they’re cheap convenient and another thing I like about drawing with these is that unlike a ballpoint pen or a graphite pencil You don’t have to press I might press slightly when I’m doing my Shading like this where I’m drawing it an angle But that’s only because less of the pen is coming into contact with the paper So I press slightly to help widen the tip of the and then I’m able to Get that line, for example, if I’m drawing and I put no pressure at all hardly, but I have it at an angle I’m not really gonna get a line. It’s you know, it’s gonna be super super thin so To fix that problem. What I do is I just add a little bit of pressure As you can see here, no pressure at all. There’s almost no line at all And then if I hold the same way, but add more pressure. I Get more of a line and you notice that more the beginning of the line right here where there’s a bit of a it’s kinda like a dot and That’s the same as what I explained before Where when you’re drawing that with a marker the first time it comes into contact with the paper. It was going to be the location that it is darkest and Another tip I have we’re drawing with with these is When you’re drawing with these compared to say a ballpoint pen or a Graphite and everything is that is because it’s a marker it’s gonna bleed onto the paper It’s gonna go on the paper a lot faster. And if you’re using a really cheap paper you’re going to get More bleeding of bleeding than what you would get with other pins. Now unless you’re using like no brush pen or a bold fountain pen but then you’re gonna get a lot of bleeding and the paper that I’m using to show this demonstration is It’s this cheap printer paper. He could buy in a pack of like a thousand sheets of this paper For like, you know ten dollars under ten dollars, probably like I’ve seen it a story for like six bucks or five dollars but anyways this is just cheap printer paper and I like using this as an example beeping because if you can draw on this then you can draw on any paper and I would advise you use actual drawing paper, but I’m just using this as an example for Anybody that doesn’t have the money to afford Noli expensive drawing papers and dumb but there are a lot of cheap alternatives out there and I’ll leave a link in the description this video for some sketchbooks and some drawing papers that I recommend for those of you that Want a cheap paper that also works well and a good paper for markers so Yes about the sharpie marker I also like that the tip of this it’s thin like you would get with a pen, but it’s also like a marker so When I’m drawing whenever I make contact with the paper That’s the line I get I don’t have to worry about too much line variation as much as I would get with No, a ballpoint pen A flexing that fountain pen will that’s all purpose of the flex nib fountain pen or any other pen as soon as it come to contact with paper, that’s the line with it you get and What I also like is the cheap price I Like the many different colors you can get with this that you can’t get with a lot of other pins You can get it with gel pens but those they smudge and everything, you know a lot easier than what you can then what a marker would and The gel The ink that’s in the gel pens takes longer to dry and I just really love using these because you can you can draw anything pretty much I can draw on a Backpack a pair of shoes. You name it? Whatever it is. You can almost draw on anything And they’re versatile. They’re cheap and That’s just what I like using using these four and I think they’re also great for them if you want to start drawing and you because most people have graphite pencils Ballpoint pens and markers and a three main pencils would be you know, it’s a standard school pencil Which is the HB number two? Graphite pencil a sharpie marker and a ballpoint pen such as the the Vic ballpoint pens the three standard wrong utensils almost everybody has so if you’ve got any of those three You should be able to draw there should be an excuse that You don’t have a way to but anyways, I like that The small tip of this pen and how I can get finer lines and details That I can get with other markers You could use a like a fine tip to brush pen, but that requires a lot of practice So if you wanted to just start out and get better at drawing with markers, so I think this will suit you pretty good because the cheap cost and all that and Yeah, these these are some a Great marker for somebody to starting out or even anybody that’s so professional although a lot of professionals might be using something like prism of color or something, but I Think for a lot of people we have a long ways to go before We need to start worrying about really expensive markers and all that Just stay focused on improving your drawing first with markers and then after you’ve improved a lot then If you’re selling drawings and things Then maybe you should kind of worry more. So about another quality of the marker and My second tip I will give you about these is Some markers aren’t our Title so like the ink that’s in it. It does it will fade and stuff like that. It’s not going to be permanent like Some some inks are or paint. And so that is one thing it to be aware of and That’s why I like I prefer to Do a lot of my sketching of practice with this and most of my really detailed finished artwork. I’ll use a Fountain pen or some type of ink that doesn’t fade or anything and I’ll also be using a Archival paper that isn’t going to fade as well. So I’m trying to think there’s any other tips that I know of for these markers Because I feel like I’ve covered most of it but how the times I tend to forget, you know Like ten things are so after I make a video that I don’t remember till later on but um Yeah, I’ve done a couple of videos recently with with this ultra, fine point sharpie marker and I’ve know I’ve done some portraits with it and I had shown in one video about um you know drawing faces and Done a tutorial about that, but I will be doing tutorials now about how to draw with each Type of marker or you know doing portraits with pens versus graphite or drawing portraits and Pen versus drawing it with marker or colored pencils and so on Because they can all give it a different effect in a different look to it because of the way that you can hold the pencil with marker or the pen it’s going to give you a different line variation and You could do some things with markers or pencils or pens that you can’t No, you can’t do a photo things for example with you know a brush marker sure you can fill in a lot of things really fast and draw a really fast with it which takes a lot of practice to be able to To do that and it takes a lot of hand control But the downside is is that you can’t really get No shading and stuff like you can get with a graphite pencil and the only way you can really do that is by watering down the ink or using a gray ink or something like that and it takes a lot more practice to get really good at that and it’s not really something that a lot of beginners would use and That’s why I think that just starting out with the ultra fine point sharpie pen would work great because they’re cheap a lot of people have them and So that it’s very versatile and they’ve always worked great for me I have never had any issues I Think it was time. I ever really had any problems with drawing with markers when it was, you know, some really cheap Pen from like a generic dollar store or some local store around me and that’s a really long time I’ve ever had So much of a problem with the marker and that’s because there’s no like a dollar for a pack of twelve. They’re really really cheap but um, even then you can draw things, you know, it might not be Archival ink and everything but uh, you still draw stuff So yeah, I like these I like doing a lot of my doodles with them doing portrait sketching you name it you can do it and I Think they work great for you. So if you have any questions or Any suggestions about anything for this video quiz? Let me know in the comments down below and I’ll be leaving a link in the video where you can find these markers they are the Sharpie ultra fine point and I’ll also be leaving a link in the description of the video to where you can find some papers to recommend for markers and Some sketchbooks as well such as no loose sheets of paper versus sketchbooks That’s up to you, but I leave a linked in the description video so you can find that but for now, I’m gonna go work on some drawings and Get my day planned out and just go from there so if you have any questions Go ahead. Let me know in the comments below and I will see you in the next video and you have a good day

4 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *