How To: Draw a glass of water with markers, pencil & oil paint

Draw a glass of water with markers, pencil & oil paint

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to Draw a glass of water with illustration markers, colored pencils & oil paint.

"I am going to be using illustration markers, color pencils and oil paint.

In step 1, I scanned and reprinted my original drawing- I do this for 2 reasons- 1.) If I mess up, I could just reprint it and 2.) marker and color pencil coexist better with printer ink than with graphite from a pencil.

Next I add a layer of the illustration markers. These markers are totally transparent and they enable me to add a layer of color and still be able to see the lines from my pencil drawing. These markers give the artist a similar effect to watercolor paint, but without the messy setup and clean up.

The color pencil is great at this point of the drawing, because it adds a translucent layer of color above the marker. In addition to that, color pencils are mixed with wax. The wax will be very handy in the next step when I add oil paint on top of the marker and color pencil. Working with color pencil also allows me to be very precise with my marks on the page. It can be very challenging to be as accurate with a paint brush.

Now you are going to see me add three layers of oil paint to finish my drawing. I am using oil paint because I want to edit the colors of this composition and it is much easier to mix and match color with oil paint than it is with color pencil. It is also easier to apply large areas of color with a paintbrush rather than the tiny tip of a pencil."

--Merrill Kazanjian

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1 Comment

You printed this on your printer and then painted. What kind of paper did you use? And, I am so impressed. This is one thing (painting wine glasses, glasses, etc.) that has stumped me as an artist. My email is if you can respond to my question. Thank you and keep inspiring others with your work

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