Wildly popular with Manga artists, markers have seen a rebirth in the art market. But don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years as a favourite among layout and story board artists, fashion illustrators as well as rubber stampers.
Markers work a bit like watercolors. It’s best to start light and build up to your colors since it can be tough to lighten a color once you’ve gone too dark. You can use a colorless blender to blend and soften the edges of your work. Depending on the surface, makers tend to dry quickly so don’t plan on making color changes. Markers are appreciated for their immediate and colorful results, but the artwork is not intended to withstand the rigours of time.