Sharpie Pond


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The main problem with sharpies is that there are no light colors, and blending them only makes it darker.



I thought this was a great picture maybe based on some paint and oil pastel... that was until I realized you made this with sharpies... I don't even know what to say... blew my mind!

1600 responds:

:) Thank you

Develop this more.

I hope you develop this more because for as real as it is, it looks unfinished.

One thing I think you should do, even though it'll make this piece look more cartoonish, is add some of more darks to the rest of the piece. Use your head though, don't go overboard (and on this piece I think it'd be very easy to do that). I'd get the "shoreline" here more developed too, especially the dirt. You need something more there, and the pier needs a little something too. I also feel like the branches should have some kind of highlights, or even just a lighter value to them because they don't appear to be completely covered by leaves. They shouldn't have HUGE highlights, but they should have something lighter than what's there.

On the other hand: I love that you took the trees further from the viewer and did something many pro's do - make the trees "uncountable" which means what it says - you can't count the number of tree's. From what I was taught, that's the proper way to do trees that are far away. I also think it was a great move to use yellow for the highlights, nice touch.

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1600 responds:

Thanks again for the review. This was my first piece with sharpies so there are some issues- particularly the lack of a really dark color anyplace but on the front trees and the sand on the beach.

That's damned good

That's very good. I like that a lot, and I especially like your vanishing point effect as well.

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fuck me.

this is fuckin good. i suck with markers so you have my respect.

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4.67 / 5.00

Aug 25, 2010
10:54 AM EDT
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1200 x 868 px
421.2 KB

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