SAME MARKERS, 2 LOOKS! | Filling a Spread in my Sketchbook | Ohuhu Brush Markers

SAME MARKERS, 2 LOOKS! | Filling a Spread in my Sketchbook | Ohuhu Brush Markers


Sketchbook! markers! it’s drawing time!! [laughs] [music] so
last week these Ohuhu brush markers came out (oh that’s a really pretty color scheme) and in my review video I didn’t really go into depth about using them so I
thought today I could show like a step-by-step process of how I like to
use markers showcasing specifically Ohuhu brush markers so there’s kind of
like two different ways that I’ve used markers in the past one way starts
by sketching with a prismacolor col-erase pencil and the other way it uses
a normal good old-fashioned pencil and I’m gonna try it my best to showcase
both ways and I’m sure there are many other ways that you can come up with too so the way I used to do it is with a regular pencil and I would sketch
something out so let’s start there now I haven’t drawn anything today so we got
to warm up and I like to warm up by drawing my favorite thing: faces (and
sometimes there’s a body attached) nice and loose – warm up those
hands make sure that the eyes are lined up that’s something I still mess up to
this day even with this nice guideline you know what? I just remembered something my
character Weelz was kind of designed by using a Ohuhu markers so maybe we should
kind of draw her to christen in my new brush markers not to be cruel to this
character I always did a better job of like lining
up the eyes in digital art because you have that ‘Flip the canvas’ tool it’s kind
of hard to do traditionally especially in a sketchbook – I could go in and color
this but I kind of want color is something bigger since we have all this
paper and all these markers but if you’re having trouble getting your
markers to be less patchy I would suggest starting smaller make sure you
can learn how to fill in smaller sections without it being patchy and
then move into larger sections but yeah I want draw Weelz so Weelz is my
character she has her hair up in these I used to see them a lot when I was in
elementary school I think I even had a pair and she has pretty curly hair I’m
just gonna draw it in big fat sections first but I like where it is before I go
in and add too many details okay see these ears are lined up this way but her
face is tilted this way so we need to solve that problem here by drawing some
more guidelines I’ll raise these ears and align them out lined them up
proportionally with the face all right so wheels outfit she has a
high wasted sort-of…almost like a tennis skirt and then she wears this really
oversized shirt that’s tucked into it and she has rollerskates but I didn’t
leave enough room for those ooo! if I I pull her legs up like this, can you see?
and I’ll be able to draw her roller skates so then her skirt has these like two
sections here it kind of fan out there like pleats and sometimes I draw buttons
I haven’t really finalized her—–what’s that it’s called? shoot… I know the word.
In sewing you have your little bits and bobs [moans] oh and then her shirt has this fun
meh face so it’s kind of like a pencil skirt
except for the little pleats they allow it to kind of billow and I kind of
always pictured it being a skort these arms kind of doing things out of order
aren’t I I had little bracelets all right now the last thing I need to do
before I move on to the next step is finalize these legs so I’m just going to
lightly erase them and try not to erase them completely so that I could still
kind of see some of the work that I’ve already done and let’s try and just pick
our favorite lines – this is an angle of the foot I find very difficult to draw I
try to pull this leg a little further down if I had more paper I’d like it
like right about here preferably yeah I think I’m just gonna
pull that leg down anyway it’s feeling a little too busy down here and it’s not
making a whole lot of sense there we go oh I like that’s so much better that looks like she’s skating a little
bit now I want to bring this down a little bit too
we could try it hey the night is young I like this better too
hey we’re on a roll today alright so there’s my sketch that I did with the
pencil so then the next step would be to use a fine liner because you don’t
really want to use alcohol-based markers on top of pencil they can kind of smudge
they can get kind of stained the tip of your nib and it’s just you know overall
kind of a muddy look so I don’t like to do that what I would do is switch over
to a fine liner and it’s always important to test your fine liners with
your markers before you you know go with your whole drawing and ink the whole
thing so what I like to do is just write the name of them we’re gonna test a
couple right now there’s a sharpie we’ll see what happens, I already know what’s
gonna happen but I just want to just want to demonstrate so this is a plumbchester it’s always important to give them ample time to dry because right
when you lay down some pens they will smudge and sometimes if you wait they
work a little better alright so now that these all have had lots of time to dry
I’m gonna grab one of these markers first I’m just gonna take a line and go
straight down alright so right off the bat just with like one smooth line you
can kind of see that the pen is definitely smudging, the Sharpie has a
small amount of smudge, and it looks like the plumchester.. oh the pilot I did not
expect that one not to bleed, micron and Ohuhu and then for double testing can
go over it you can kind of see how that’s muddying up the green color you see
the color difference here when it’s like picking up a bunch of the black
versus when it’s not the Pens definitely a little smudgy to Wow okay so the pilot
GT doesn’t bleed that I for some reason I thought it did maybe that’s why I have
it on my desk it doesn’t micron good well actually the
micron is picking up if I go over it too much but if you’re quick with it it
looks like it’s fine and then the Ohuhu is already faint to
begin with but it does not seem to bleed so okay we now know we should either use
the g2, the plumchester, the ohuhu maybe not so much the micron maybe the
micron needs more time to dry I’ve kind of heard you need to give these—these
are the ones I’ve always been told to use and uh no they didn’t even
stack up next to the g2 Put some G2 down immediately oh yeah it does smudge so
that’s one of those once you just have to let it dry interesting I didn’t know
that we did learn something new today this is going in a direction I didn’t
expect the cool thing about this technique if you do pencil then pen is
you don’t really have to worry about what colors you want to use yet – personally
I like to just lighten this sketch first go over it and just roll a kneaded
eraser or you can use a regular eraser and just be very light with it and this
just lightens all your lines and it makes them a lot less distracting when
you’re trying to line it you don’t want to erase it completely to the point
where you can’t see it either boom let’s go ahead and do the face
first now one thing I do know about this pen though is you have to be careful and
you don’t want to even smudge it with your hand while it’s drying because
you can make it you can make a mess it’ll just smudge that line like two
feet across your paper not pretty and then it just comes down to grabbing and
redrawing all the lines you like the best I try to make the line sketchy
where I can – it’s a little difficult with a pen because it can be a little
nerve-racking but if you can manage it it definitely goes a long way in making
your line art a lot less harsh sometimes not connecting the lines can help too – my
digital art days have kind of taught me like “connect all the lines so you can
use the paint bucket tool” but you’re just really not the case with a
traditional art it’s not really necessary in digital art these days
either there’s so many cool programs that can like detect lines and things
like that — I’m being especially kind of sketchy around the hair because you know
Hair is not like one solid shape as I’ve drawn it so I’m hoping that’ll help and I kinda messed up and I’m trying to play it off like I did it on purpose now this face on her shirt is usually orange so I’m gonna try and do my best
not to use a line art for that until the last as long as I can remember that it
needs to be there I won’t forget it’s one of my favorite parts of her design — now
you do have to be extra careful if you’re doing areas like this where you
go over it multiple times because those will take longer to dry little friendship
bracelet! all right there we go now we need to make sure before we erase these
pencil lines that everything is dry otherwise we’ll get that same smudging
problem — I’m actually gonna go ahead and use a more heavy duty eraser for this I
don’t like to have eraser shavings I honestly hate them but sometimes you
just have to bite the bullet and I’m just glad I have the kneaded eraser for
like most of the sketching process because then I don’t have to worry about
eraser shavings the entire time ooo did that smudge?!? well then I guess I need to
wait a little longer I’m gonna give that a lot more time to dry I don’t want to
ruin it so we’re gonna move on to the other technique I like which is to start
with a Col-Erase colored pencil obviously use whatever color you want
but I like to use the Pinker tones because they blend really well with the
skin like any skin tone I’ve ever used it works really well so we’re gonna draw
another Weelz here and I can kind of show you actually let’s draw her smaller so
that we can fit her feet in here she’s supposed to be short I don’t know if I
did a good job portraying that there but let me try a little harder this time — big
swooshy hair that moves as she skates try and make it a little bit expressive
like she’s moving that front leg needs to be her weight should be like a
centered on it I think because it looks like she’s kind of leisurely skating
this sketch is a lot sketchyer than my pencil one and Col-Erase pencils aren’t
quite as erasable as obviously just regular graphite but that’s okay the
point in doing this technique is to kind of get that sketchy look and you can
kind of see some of the lines under the marker
because we’re going to add the marker on top of the pencil next instead of going
in with line art first first and I can actually do some rendering because a lot
of that will actually show through when we’re using the markers on top of them
now we’ve got that and now we can start adding in the actual color so let me do
a few swatches this looks like it’s the color of her shirt this is why I
recommend swatching all your markers but don’t leave it out in the Sun or they
will fade and you just do it right on top of the pencil and then we’re gonna
go in and add line art afterwards and this makes it really easy to use like
colored lines if you like to use those to accent different elements because you
can see the colors you’ve used right on the page you can see how using that
brush tip is really helpful to get into small spaces
while also filling in large areas without having to grab a whole new
marker this is a bit of a larger area so it might take a couple coats to make it
nice and clean I’m also not using specific marker paper which might affect
the results another cool thing about alcohol-based markers is how you can
layer them and get fun new colors so even though you only have a 48 set you can
layer them in different varieties and have way more colors and you see how
these two pigtails are kind of overlapping it’s gonna be hard to see
the difference between those two so I’m gonna layer them with another color but
I’m not just gonna make it a darker Brown I’m gonna layer it with maybe a
purple like let’s try P 3 which is pastel violets and you don’t wanna use
too light because then it can lift so let me just make sure it’s actually
darkening it and lifting that actually looks really good and because it’s bit
pastel it’s not going to overly darken it either just gives us a little bit of
contrast and because it’s doing that I feel safe enough color directly up
against that and we can actually darken it up again with the original hair color
I think I’m gonna fill in that whole back pigtail though it is lifting the brown
just a little so just by going over with our potato brown again we’ll be able to
get that pigment we’re looking for I’m just gonna add some like kind of extra
strokes which will blend out I just want them to look a little bit hairier you
know? cuz they are made of hair — a good thing to know when you’re doing it in
this technique instead of that one is that it’s going to look very messy and
patchy before you add the liner which is gonna just clean everything up — there are
some artists that don’t use line art and it looks really awesome but I’m not one
of those people you can kind of see I haven’t even finished the face her eyes
are still dots in her mouth like one line that’s something I like to do last
with the line art, I designed this character to use a lot of the vibrant
colors that come with cheaper brush sets so that’s kind of why she’s like my Ohuhu
girl I’m also gonna go ahead and use this
purple just shade a little bit of the yellow as well see how that looks you
can kind of see how just the pencil created some nice tone without us even
having to layer some more markers and you see how fine of a point I can get
with the tip of the brush marker if you’re very light handed it’s a little
bit dark for her but it’s kind of our only option in this set so I have to
take what we can get gotta make some compromises when you buy the cheaper
markers I also like to do eyebrows with a pen instead of a brush marker and the
more you go over the Col-erase pencil the more it’s going to blend into like an
oblivion so where I need those lines I try to be very soft with my markers you
can kind of see how we can just subtly still see the face which is perfect for
adding the lineart — here are some of the colors that I used if you’re interested then next it’s time to do some lines for the face I like to use some like reds or
pinks maybe this purple actually we just
line the face this is gonna be a lot less harsh looking than the black line
we’re gonna use over there and obviously the more you like experiment the more
you’ll learn which colors you like to use where and then you can actually use
them in this technique but this is just kind of how I like to go about it
I just find it works really well because her color scheme is very on the
pink side I could probably even use this all over I like to use black or a dark
brown well we’ll do dark brown since she’s on the younger side I’m just add those
eyelashes hmm my favorite part see that’s gonna look black next all these pastel
colors so that was probably a good choice and then I’m gonna go back to
that dark brown do the shirt even though I could probably get away with the pink we probably should do the hair too I do want to try it use some of the pink and add it
to her nose and go back to a salmon pink which was her skin tone and blend that
out do it for the cheeks too – if you’ve tested your pens and they don’t hold up
well next to alcohol-based markers don’t do this but this is just the order I
like to do it because I know that they work pretty well together I’m gonna make
her ears really pink just think that’ll be cute and then I can also just add
some shading to the face we add some pink to the hair you can
kind of see how this creates a nice sketchy look that’s really fun to play
around with it has a bit more of like a mixed-media vibe because you can like
obviously layer the pencil on top again where you want it you get something like this! look at that precious little face then go ahead use the brush tip and try
to do some writing her head is very very big if it’s not
dry by now I don’t know what this was a bad choice then [small breakdown:]
eraser…shavings…everywhere!! alright so now we can actually just go
ahead and color so we can use the same old colors we used before and I want you
to see just how different the colors look when they’re not layered on top of
the pencils they’re gonna be a little bit more vibrant but also by using the
pencils over here the color schemes a little bit more cohesive so we have to
be extra careful when picking the colors to make sure that they look good next to
each other but I kind of already did that hopefully this will turn out color
in the hair it’s a very large section try to fill it in without
any streaks now don’t forget these will bleed through your sketchbook so if you
have a drawing on the other side you might want to think about doing it on a
different page or doing it on its own separate piece of paper now this one I
drew her eyebrows a lot bigger so I can just color them in with the marker
there’s the hair you can kind of see how you got a layer it to get an even tone
sometimes it takes a couple coats just like paint does there must have been a
lighter tone in the old Ohuhu markers for skin — to be used next to the yellow
like it’s almost yellow on its own and she has a yellow shirt and I don’t want
you know there need to be competing with each other I like to color it kind of
like I’m following the vertices of the face so that there are if there are
streaks they kind of just blend in or I should be doing those one at a time
it’ll dry and be harder to blend you see how well those blend oooh so fun that’s
what’s great about alcohol-based markers oh and then I want those pink ears just kind of keep layering it till it
looks the way you want it to — back in the day I used to go crazy with the
blush maybe I still do but I went crazier let’s just say — now this leg back
here it’s kind of like going off into the
distance I’m gonna color this in a little bit more pink and then the last
important bits is our little smiley face just try and draw our face in there we
go and then the final touch of the white
gel pen you can add highlights the cheeks or to
to nose and then the eyes as well there you kind of have two different
techniques you can use the same markers and get two completely different looks
depending on what you’re going for something a little bit more clean or
something a little bit more sketchy feel like, I didn’t really do that one justice
that’s kind of the way I usually go about it and this is kind of how the way
I used to do it a little bit more as your marker dries out it will be more
difficult to fill larger areas but these are kind of been having a little bit of
trouble right off the bat so I don’t know if they’re just not all that juicy there you go, you can kind of see that the larger the area you’re trying to fill the
harder it’s going to be to get that solid color but there we have it there I
filled another spread in my sketchbook this was so much fun using the brand new
Ohuhu brush nib markers I will have all the tools I use linked in the
description if there’s any of those that you’re interested in like researching a
little bit more about and if you have Ohuhu markers or Copic markers or any
alcohol-based markers I hope maybe showing you the two different ways that
I like to use them maybe you’ll learn something that you didn’t know before I
don’t know as always I want to thank you guys for
watching and I hope you all have a delicious evening full of waffles BYE! ♪

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