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How you can shade four cartoons in 7 minutes

I always enjoy Mark Anderson’s videos. This one is how he does shading with Prismacolor cool grey markers. Check out his blog too for a few more interesting tidbits on the paper he uses and the size that he draws (spoiler!: small).

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#1 Stephen Beals
May/14/2012
@ 1:40 pm

I love Mark’s cartoons. What he says about Photoshop is my hangup as well. Organic, quick drawing like this tends to produce lose stuff that I like and if I’m doing something digitally I can get hung up on minute details forever.

But both methods produce stuff I like, it’s just that the styles can be really different depending on what equipment I’m using.

(Note to self: A clamped iPhone can produce a decent video of me drawing.)

#2 Mark Anderson
May/14/2012
@ 2:42 pm

Hey, thanks for the nice write-up, Alan! Much appreciated my inky pal!

#3 Erin Tselenchuk
May/15/2012
@ 11:48 am

This is great! I’m trying to always challenge my style and this gives me some good techniques to try! Thanks Alan AND Mark!!!

#4 Tom Stemmle
May/15/2012
@ 1:41 pm

Enjoyed it Mark! Cool and very Concise!

#5 Michael Pohrer (MJ)
May/16/2012
@ 1:01 pm

Very cool Mark.

#6 Joe Engesser
May/17/2012
@ 8:28 am

Nice intimate demo, Mark. Just recovering from the vertigo. Do you ever submit hard copies?

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