These are the tools I use for the marker sketches. A small triangle, a Winsor & Newton
series 7 brush, a pilot razor point II pen, a 30% cool grey marker, and pro-white paint.
First, I begin by sketching loosely with the 30% grey broad tip marker. This stage is the most fun
since I'm mainly trying to get interesting shapes and forms and not details.
Once I'm happy with the broad shapes, I begin to define the details with the pen. The drawing
begins to take a life of its own as the shapes emerge from the abstract forms.
After the line work is complete, I'll then use various shades of grey markers to help define
the forms. I primarily use 30%, 50%, and 70% cool grey markers.
Next, I photocopy the drawing to create a simple mask to airbrush the background gradation.
The mask is cut and lightly sprayed with spray adhesive to tack it to the drawing.
The final step is to bring out the highlights with pro-white paint and a small brush.