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?)