Alcohol Markers Art Class
What you'll learn
- Effectively use Alcohol Markers in your illustrations, coloring pages, comics, manga, urban sketches and more
- Acquire skills to add color to your own work
- Discover how to color with alcohol markers using various styles and techniques
- Find out how to use you alcohol markers, how to blend, how to do gradients and more
- Add some fun to your coloring pages
- Easy to pick up coloring techniques
- Work on beautiful skill enhancing projects
- No prior experience needed at all
- Any brand or non-brand alcohol markers and any brand or non-brand of paper you may have
- To gain more out of the Art Class check the material list
Alcohol Markers are a very popular medium to work with. Impressive results can be achieved rather easily, once you know how to use your markers WELL. There is just something very appealing about this special and typical look that can be created with Alcohol Markers.
My name is Benjamin Aeilkema and I’m an Illustrator and Artist from The Netherlands. I love creating artworks with all kinds of materials. One of the reasons I love working with Alcohol Markers, is that they are quick and easy to pick up, always ready to go. They allow me to create this instant Comic Book / Manga Style look. Or what about adding some color to Urban Sketching? Not to mention the lovely Illustrative Look working with this medium can achieve.
The great results I now enjoy, have not always been my story. When you don’t know how to use the markers WELL the outcome of your coloring can be somewhat disappointing due to streaky bars and muddy colors. Over the past few years I met many people who shared their frustrations in not getting the results they were longing for. This frustration can easily lead to the idea that great results are only for the very talented and not considering yourself to be one of those.
Well, the good news is that a few special techniques can turn this all around. In this Art Class I’ll be taking you along in the process of mastering these skills. In a very easy way to follow, I will show you step-by-step how to use your Alcohol Markers WELL. How to mix the right colors – building values in a drawing in order to create great color schemes that are pleasing to the eye. We’ll be working on your blending skills, so you can achieve a smoothness in the transitioning of colors.
No artwork is complete without adding convincing light and shadow. This can be somewhat complicated for many people, but I’ve incorporated my Approximate Light and Shadow Method for you. This is going to help you tremendously to gain great insights and to create the desired results. It will make sure that your highlights and shadow values always end up in the right place.
On top of all these valuable lessons, I’ll also take you through freehand sketching and how to quickly add extra highlights to your scenes. You will greatly benefit from my decades long experience as an instructor and teacher.
You will be amazed at the difference this makes in your illustrations, lovely greeting cards, coloring pages and whatever other projects you set your hand to. Whether you’re a new beginner at art altogether, or want to add Alcohol Markers to your existing repertoire – take your skills to the next level and enjoy the great results you will achieve.
Additional PDF: Great Time Savers in PDF format
To help you save time, I’m providing you with Templates. These templates quickly get you going, without the need of having to redraw the assignments in the videos. Just print out the template you need and you’re set. This helps you to stay focused on the lesson, rather than being slowed down by extra work.
Once you’ve completed an assignment, there’s no need to re-watch the video lesson. Instead, all of the answers are in a handy booklet. Just find the lesson you’re on and compare your work to the finished assignment in the book. Again, this will save you time and allow you to keep on going.
Who this course is for:
- Beginning artists
- People that enjoy coloring
- Urban Sketchers
- People that enjoy coloring comics or manga
- Beginners who want to expand their skill set
- Artists that want to add color to their work
- Art Enthusiasts
My name is Benjamin Aeilkema (Art by Benjamin) and I’m an illustrator, artist and art teacher from The Netherlands.
I love creating artworks with traditional media and with digital media as well. My favorites are ink, fineliners, watercolor and watercolor pencils, but I am in no way limited to those.
My favorite themes are houses, landscapes and animals, but I like other themes like fantasy and sci-fi and many others as well.
My artworks are often fun, sometimes serious or with a deeper meaning. My love for God is often also expressed in and through art.
For many years I’ve enjoyed creating art, learning many skills and techniques along the way. I often have a personal way of applying these techniques to my artworks.
I love to share my knowledge, helping others to start their journey in art or getting a bit further along the way. While theory in itself is very useful, I always aim at making the theory practical, so that others can apply it in their works.
Now the time has come to share my personal and often unique insight into art with others through Art Classes. For that purpose, I’m combining my experience as a high school and college teacher with my love for art.