NEW Azure Markers by Royal and Langnickel {Elf Timelapse}

NEW Azure Markers by Royal and Langnickel {Elf Timelapse}


Hi there! Lindsay here, the Frugal Crafter,
today we’re gonna make this fun illustration of an elf, using some brand
new markers that are actually just hitting stores now. I actually did this
sketch a couple months ago but I couldn’t share it because the markers
weren’t available, and I know how disappointing it is to see something
that you might want, and you can’t get them, so I held off showing them until
now. I started off with a quick sketch with a really pale peach marker. I did an
oval for the face and then I just drew guidelines so that I could line up my
eyes, nose, and mouth easily, it’s always better to go in with a really broad
sketch to start off with, because if you draw one perfect eyeball, it can be
really hard to get the other eyeball to match, so that’s my little trick for
getting everything to line up, of course after you get everything in you can
start to go in with your darker colors, now these markers are by Royal and
Langnickel and they have very affordable art products, and I wanted to kind of
wait to share them just in case they hit stores, I know people will be asking me
about them, and I can kind of give you a little overview and review here as you
watch this little speed sketch, so the colors are super juicy they blend really
well, the markers are triangular so they don’t want to roll off your work surface,
which is really nice, the name of these markers is “Azure” a-z-u-r-e, so if you
do see them you’ll know what the heck I’m talking about. I’m using the Royal
and Langnickel marker paper as well so they blend really well on that, they
blend really well on any marker cardstock that you like, the set that I’m
using mostly here is a set called Complexion, and that includes 12 hair and
skin tones, oh and the neat thing about all of their packs of markers is every
single pack comes with a clear blending marker, so if you find that you know
you’re always running out of your blending markers or they’re always going
dry before your other markers, these sets have you covered because they have a new
blending marker in every kit. So that’s kind of handy and I’m just kind of
playing on this marker paper, it’s a really thin paper
I feel like the ink sit kind of on top of it really well, so it takes longer to dry,
so you have more time to kind of blend and play with your colors, there isn’t
like a bazillion colors here either so I am just using what I have to blend, and
I’m finding it’s working pretty well. I don’t use the clear blending marker as
much for blending as I do for lightening colors up, like if I
need to put it in a highlight or erase a mistake, so keep that in mind if you’re
new to markers, the blenders are more of like a lifter or an eraser than they are
for actually blending. I find you get a better result blending if you grab a
color that is close to it, so if I had like this citrus green color here
and I wanted to blend it, I would grab another shade of green and I would work
into it. I generally find the lighter colors are
better to go over the darker colors to pull and blend the color out, but I also
find that if you color everything in with your lighter tone then go in with
your darker in medium tones, and then your light tone again, you can get some
really nice blended effects and you can let something dry and then go over
it like I am with this darker color and keep some line work, so you know if you
want it not to blend, let the markers dry and then just don’t overwork too much,
just kind of go in with some quick lines. If you want to blend just keep coloring
over that area until your colors emerge the way you want, and here I’m going in
with a brighter spring green and getting some of those darker colors in the green
hair that I wanted so just keep in mind if you don’t want blending, let it dry. If
you do want blending, work in there when it’s wet, now the nice thing about
alcohol pens and/or any dye based markers is that they’re transparent so
if you don’t have a bazillion colors you can layer your colors up and the colors
that are underneath are going to show through the colors you put on
top, so they’re all going to start to overlay and blend and match that way
because they’re transparent so it’s kind of like using a lip gloss instead of a
matte lipstick, you know, it’s going to show the color underneath, and I’m just
having a lot of fun layering and building these colors so I sped this up
obviously, so this illustration took me about thirty five minutes all said and
done. I am gonna be layering in some other media on top so I just wanted to
kind of show you how the markers look on their own, what you’re seeing right now,
and then also how they look as we layer on some other materials,
so I guess my review of this product would be that I think they’re really
good quality. I don’t know price of these are gonna be right off
the bat, but I did want to let you know about these so when they hit stores
you’ll be prepared to know if it’s something you want or not, and I do
find that I have a lot of good control here, one end is a bullet tip, which is
what I use the most, the other end is a chisel tip, which is good for filling in
really broad areas of color or forcing a blend if your marker colors don’t want
to merge up, and like using the clear blender if you need to erase a mistake,
use that chisel and that’s going to give you a little more force and help you
erase or lift colors a little bit easier, so if you’re looking for a brush tip
marker this is not it, but I do like the bullet and the chisel tip that are in
here. I think they give me a nice crisp design and I’m really happy with them.
The nibs also feel high-quality and firm, I don’t feel like they’re gonna soften
up and get kind of feathered out and frayed out on you, which is nice, so here
I’m using a gel pen and I’m just adding little opaque highlights and blending
them with my finger. That’s a technique I like to do for skin, because it gives you
a much nicer highlight sometimes and going in with a blender which might pull
out too much color, and then you can also use a gel pen to do bright shiny spots
on the hair, it just kind of gives it a little bit of a finished look,
and I thought my fairy ought to have some wings, so I just wanted to
just freehanded in a little wing with some yellow and some green, and you
can see when I put the yellow in and then I put the green on top, it
blended right in, so I did have to let that set up and go in with a really dark
green to put the little spots on the wings, and then I can fill in with this
lighter green and everything just really layers and blends well. I wouldn’t
hesitate to recommend these markers. I don’t know, usually in most big-box
stores carry the Royal and Langnickel products, so you shouldn’t have too much
trouble finding them once they’re available, but my contact over there said
they are hitting stores and it’s ok if I share my projects using them, so
that’s what I’m doing now, and I had to rerecord this. I actually did record this
when I first did it and it was like around Thanksgiving time and I was
talking about Thanksgiving and it’s like that makes no sense now because now it’s
January. I’d like to add some, if I have a big blank area like the
background of this, I like to add some doodles, and that’s what I’m doing here,
just putting some kind of like glittery I call them glittery lines
because thry’re kind of like dashed and dotted lines, just to give some kind of
like magic sparkle to my little fairy here, and I thought boy it’d be kind of
fun to try out the Royal and Langnickel colored pencils too, and add them into the
background, so if you’ve never used the Royal and Langnickel colored pencils,
they are a very hard pencil, they are not as dark as, like, your Prismacolor or your
Derwent color pencils. They are a student grade colored pencil, they are very
inexpensive, but I just want to let you know that if you’re getting these they
are definitely more designed for people learning, for students, they layer really
well though, so if you do like to do techniques where you layer and layer and
layer your colored pencils, they will be really good for that, because they don’t
leave behind a lot of wax, they’re a little harder and drier, and I’m just
using them for some just subtle shading because I didn’t have that many colors
of markers, so by using like a pale blue or a pale purple, I could glaze on a
shadow over my markers and it looks really nice and natural, so these would
be like the the pencils you’d use for your under sketching, your under drawing,
and then you could layer over with waxier pencils without worrying about
clogging the tooth of your paper. Also this is super smooth marker paper, so
it’s only gonna grab so much pencil, so whatever you do with colored pencils
on marker paper is gonna be really light anyway no matter what brand you use,
because it doesn’t have the tooth, doesn’t have much to grab the media off
the stick, and I’m just kind of going in with some more markers and pens, just to
see those little final highlights, and that does it. Tthank you so much for
watching! Please give me a thumbs up if you liked this, and if you have any
questions about the new Azure markers from Royal and Langnickel, let me know in the
comments below, and I’ll help you out if I can. Thanks for watching! Until next
time, happy crafting.

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