Hi All, We want to take this opportunity to share with you some exciting news with regards to our awesome ProMarker. Check out the video to see for yourself. Watch This…. What is happening? This Autumn, ProMarker will be getting a whole new look as it will be moving over from Letraset to Winsor&Newton. Why […]

Aquamarkers: Watercolour Marker Basics – Tutorial/Video

So you’ve got some Aquamarkers but you’re not quite sure how to use them? This blog tutorial takes you through the basics; nothing fancy and no-frills, just the basic way to start using your Aquamarkers. I talk you through 3 simple processes to help get results from your Aquamarkers and include links to a video tutorial as […]

Tonal Value: A Comic From Start To Finish #4

Hello all! So last time, we started the tonal plan of the comic, and this time we’re beginning thumbnails.   The opening spread of the story is a very tonally dark one. The main character is alone, and even towards the end of the second page; a little frightened. As a narrative/sequential artist, it’s your […]

Birthday Balloons

Just a quick post from me today, because it’s my youngest daughters’ 9th birthday today. So I thought I’d share the card I made for her. I think this the balloons on this card illustrate the way you can layer promarkers and flexmarkers because of the translucency of the ink.   The image is “Surprise” […]

Safmat Teachers Gifts

hi again folks, well that’s the kids in Scotland now on holiday so I’ve been busy this week making teachers gifts and cards. Both my girls have a class teacher and a classroom assistant, so that’s 4 gifts to make. I started making gifts for the teachers 11 years ago when my son started school, […]

Tonal Value: A Comic From Start To Finish #3

Hello all! Last time I went through the process of designing characters with an emphasis on legibility and reproduction (after all, what is a comic if you cannot read it?). This time, I’ll be going into tonal planning! Now I have covered tonal planning before, and the in-depth explanations in that post are very worth […]

Colouring folds photo tutorial – Follow on from last post

Good morning all, this is a little later than expected, but please find the winner of my last Promarker giveaway over on my blog HERE along with an apology for the delay. Following on from my last Letraset post (which you can find HERE) where I demonstrated how to colour simple folds, using the guidelines already provided by […]

How to draw highlights on water with Promarkers! Tutorial/Video

So you can draw basic water but what about water with bright, shiny highlights on it? This blog tutorial is all about how you can achieve convincing highlights with a few Promarkers and a white gel pen. I talk you through a simple step-by-step process and include links to a video tutorial as well. If […]