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Loki: Marker Step-By-Step by GeeFreak Loki: Marker Step-By-Step by GeeFreak
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I decided to take a break from my Tom Hiddleston page...

...By drawing more Tom. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

But since I wanted to do another Loki with markers, I decided to snap work in progress shots as I went along. I might as well give you a look at how I do these things. I used Prismacolor markers in Cool Grey 10% through 90% & Black. (I kept the pics in black & white because the colors were getting messed up in the photos.)

I always, always go from lightest (10%) to darkest 90%) That way if I feel there needs more color in a place when I start a new section, I can always go back and add more. Also- remember that the marker color will look slightly different (lighter in most cases) when it's dry. Keep an eye on that.
And if you noticed in the pics, I color by sections so there won't be any color lines ruining the drawing. This really helps for those who have this problem.

This particular drawing wasn't really done slowly, as I should have, which is why he looks a little weird. I honestly wanted to get done with it after a while- it started to become a pain.

Took all of about 9 hours and is around 18 inches in width.
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing! I really underestimated markers and didn't thought that something like this is possible with them. Your gallery really inspired me to buy some markers (and other media) and try out something new! Thank you very much! ;)
And it's fun to draw with markers, but I think that colour pencils are still my favorite tools! :) By the way: I'm drawing to much Loki at the moment, too...
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GeeFreak Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Well, thanks so much! It's always great to try new medias! :) I love your gallery, by the way, lol. ;)
Haha, there's nothing wrong with drawing a lot of Loki. Who wouldn't? The man's gorgeous.
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Quelchii Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Yes. That's right. And I think it's almost impossible to stop drawing him! :D
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waytoocrazy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Amazing!
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waytoocrazy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Holy WOW!  Amazing!
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TesseractGlow Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks weird?! are you mad?! it looks fucking amazing! gawd i'm jealous. i still don't understand how you did that with markers
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GeeFreak Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
lol well, thanks. :hug: It's easy once you get the hang of it.
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TesseractGlow Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really? :3 i'll try then ^^
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Bannered-Mare Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you do this in 9 hours????? I took 10 DAYS to draw Loki & it still didnt look like him :P *takes a bow*
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GeeFreak Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Once you get the hang of using markers, which is my fave medium, it starts getting easier to do.
Aw, I'm sure it's fine. :) Thank you.
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ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Hey there, thank you so much for this step-by-step image!! I'll try to do a marker portrait soon. I found out that shading with markers is much easier than shading with pencils and so I figured that maybe my portraits will look better in marker. Then I found your stuff and you kinda really inspired me to finally do it :) I just need to get some more cool grey markers.
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GeeFreak Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thanks so much for letting me know. I'd love to see how it turns out in the end. :)
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ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Well, if i upload it, i'll definately send you the link :)
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ktasha Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Beautiful! How do you draw teeth? They are a challenge! :wow:
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GeeFreak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
thanks. yes, they are a challenge to draw but it's not that difficult once you figure it out. the main thing people mess up on is drawing the teeth lines too dark. if you do that, it looks like a bunch of gaps in between...always start out very lightly with the gums and work your way in.
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Glorfindelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Incredible! :heart:
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PnutNHelen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's really fantastic!
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GeeFreak Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
thank you. :)
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