I've embarked on the journey of being a Fashion Design student and am loving it. I've mentioned before I was taking an online course through SDC. Fashion illustration is obviously a part of it and I'm looking to upgrade my supplies. I did my first fashion illustration assignment using basic color pencils and since that time I've learned tons more, and more about the best supplies to use. I'm in love with the idea of using markers for my designs and the videos below are no doubt the reason why. Some of the best markers on the market are those produced by PrismaColor and Copic. These bad boys cost a pretty penny! The Prismacolor 72 set I believe is $120-$150. Smaller sets are sold---8, 24, & 48 sets with smaller price tags but more expensive then most would pay for markers. I've found the best prices on Amazon.com or on Ebay. Not sure how well I'll do with them until I give them a try but I've always been pretty good with markers in general. I think I'll also upgrade to the Prismacolor color pencils as well. A friend of mine suggested using watercolors and of course outlining in black. Guess I'll be testing different techniques and will probably buy the smaller marker set to test. I'm excited. I need to hurry and test quick since 2 of my next assignments are to make "Mood Boards"---one for the 70's era and the other to showcase my own original Little Black Dress design. Of course I'll keep you abreast of my progress. If anyone's had experience using Prismacolors or other markers let me know what you think. If anyone's selling theirs let me know or if there's a benefactor who wants to sponsor this budding and talented Fashion Designer just let me know LOLLLL!
(Found them in Staples of all places. Of course their in some of my local art stores as well. The prices are high so I prefer Amazon.com or other online sellers)
Cool videos using prismacolor markers and color pencils.......
(reviving old markers! Pretty cool)
(Had to throw this in. High quality color pencils produce great results too!)