Sharpies, a bold move

After my last post raving about pens, I thought I’d share a new medium I’ve been using recently: sharpies. I’ve seen some sharpie art on tumblr and they looked awesome! Sharpie art is all about pattern and texture. Every mark is bold, dark, and [the opposite of subtle]. It’s like you’re shouting at your paper when you draw with sharpie.

The fun thing about sharpie art is that you don’t have to know what you want to draw beforehand. You can play with different patterns and see how they all come together.

To get started, try googling sharpie art to get inspiration from others. See what patterns and shapes you like. A good way to start is to use a circular object like a bowl, and draw out a circle on your paper. This can be your first section of patterns and you can expand from there! Here is my take on sharpie art:


Be bold. Be the sharpie. (Next marketing slogan for Sharpies?)

xx Carissa

3 thoughts on “Sharpies, a bold move

  1. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website.

    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much
    more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer
    to create your theme? Great work!


    1. Hey there, sorry for the delayed reply – still getting the hang of WordPress and the notifications. Thank you so much! I did not hire anyone, it’s actually just one of the free themes on WordPress! I think its called Penscratch. I’m glad you like, and thanks for stopping by!


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