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Basic Architecture Rendering using Markers
by Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

Prismacolor Marker Tip

Prismacolor Marker Tip

Mark ‘yer Qualities.

Markers are colored pens with tips made of porous material like felt. Most markers today are alcohol based and hence have a cap to prevent rapid evaporation of your prescious ink.

The proffessional markers have 2 tips – the thin point side (1) and the wide wedge (2). Some will have a nib similar to fountain pens (3).

Markers can have the tendency to leak everywhere if not controlled right. You must develop the skill to control how the ink flows to your paper by applying different pressure and varying the angle of touching the paper. Like any other medium, markers lend a different feel to colours and pictures in general. I personally think that markers can be the easiest to control amongst traditional liquid colouring techniques.

Select your Paper.
Different qualities of Markers will have different marks on paper. Different papers can also enhance or destroy your render. It is best to try your marker on paper before you do an all-out rendering marathon. It’s easier to work on a paper that gives you a hand.
Markers on Different Kinds of Paper

Markers on Different Kinds of Paper


Marker Technique 1: Hatching.
 an artistic technique used to create tonal or shading effects by drawing (or painting or scribing) closely spaced parallel lines. When lines are placed at an angle to one another, it is called cross-hatching.
Hatching and Cross Hatching

Hatching and Cross Hatching

Marker Technique 2: Layering.
This is a technique that uses different colour hatches one over the other. The colours are usually with the lightest on the bottom and the darkest on the Top. You may also use ink or poster color over the darkest shade to create a highlight.
Marker Rendering of a Car

Marker Rendering of a Car

Marker Technique 3: Blending.
This technique incorporates 2 complementary or split complementary colours together one on top of the other, sometimes while the other colour has not completely dried.
Marker Colour Blending

Marker Colour Blending

Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

If you want to learn more the articles below:
Resort Entrance using Marker Rendering

Unconventional Ways to use Colored Markers or Felt Tip Pens

LCC- Marker / Felt Tip Pens – 9 Tips for Architecture Rendering

LCC- Marker / Basic Architecture Rendering using Markers


Author: Archian

An Architect, Blogger and Strategic Thinker

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