Mark Making


I'm in love with these Faber-Castell PITT artist pens (markers).  I first ran into them at Artist &Craftsman Supply in Cambridge, a wonderful little store I'm glad to call my favorite.


The brush tip gives a greater control over the type of line you want and the Indian ink is not completely opaque so you can layer it up where you want darker tones.  

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This tonal layering technique works just as well with hue variation.  Leaving gaps between the colors in some places and overlapping in others allows for a satisfying blending of color.  

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Here are a couple portraits done with my beloved markers:


Self Portrait, Summer 2012

Cheryl, Summer 2012