Crafted By Colette

A place for me to ramble about my art and crafting exploits.

March Scrawlr Box

The March Scrawlr Box came with markers.

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I love markers.  And these ones are each three markers in one.

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Also inside the box was a liner pen, a pencil, an eraser, and a pad of marker paper.  Here’s the menu for more details.

The sticker has art from the featured artist, Hatch.  It’s not quite from the art on the print, but it’s in the same vein.  It’s adorable.

Step one: swatching.

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Second step: drawing the dome monster.  Actually, they’re an official species now.  Drawing the Domun.

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Note: I cheated a bit and used one of my existing markers for the floor.

Step c: random messing around.  Testing blending and layering and things.

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The pad doesn’t work well as a pad, the cover comes right off.  The paper is good though.  Of course it’s good – it’s Clairefontaine.  I don’t really enjoy marker paper, I prefer the mixed media paper I use or just thick smooth card stock.  Besides, one of the advantages of marker paper is that it’s bleedproof.  Which apparently is not entirely true.

The prompt for the month was “Imaginarium: a place dedicated to imagination”.  That’s such an awesome prompt, and looking back on I can think of seventy six million different things that would fit.  But at the time, right at the start of this whole lockdown madness in the UK, my imagination was kinda dead.  So I drew how I felt.

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I did cheat again and use a couple of extra markers, but I’m really happy with the colouring here.  The Tri-Blend markers certainly do what they say they do.  They make it easy to do shading and blending.  The pens are very large and unwieldy though, and they don’t fit in my marker case.  Still, 9 new colours is nothing to complain about.




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