Monday, February 28, 2011

New Marker

I am trying out a new marker for my live caricature sketches. On the left is the Markette Dixon marker which I have been using for the past five years. The other marker is the Fine Tip Chartpak marker that I am giving a try. These caricature drawings were made with the Chartpak marker. It does not dry out as quickly as the Markette and I can get a variety of line widths. I did find the tip of the Chartpak is not as flexible as the Markette.






4 comments:

Paul McCall said...

Looks good Brian, you've got a nice fine line and smooth broad lines. IF you aren't stressing your hand to get those wide strokes then it looks like you've got a winner!

Brian Vasilik said...

Thanks for visiting Paul. I am sure with practice I will get more comfortable with them.

John Read said...

So, Brian, it's been a few years since your switch. Are you still using the Chartpack (which I've just bought a couple of), or have you found something you like more? I ask, because I love the line quality of the caricature samples (2014) you share. For the past couple of months, I've been drawing caricatures with a Crayola marker - great nib, but water-based ink - and, while I like the shape of the Chartpak's nib, it seems very hard.

alex carter said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the Chartpak. I *was* wondering what the marker with the "fishnet" pattern on it was that I kept seeing in caricature videos. I'm a real newb so I'm buying one of each of all these different markers ... Oh well, at least I won't lack for a marking pen at my day job!