Art Supply Test – Blick Illustrator Markers

On the trip to Chicago last week to sketch with the Urban Sketchers, I made a side trip to Blick and got a great deal on a set of illustrator markers.

Did a few tests in various notebooks and these babies bleed…even on 98 lb Canson mixed media paper.

The do put down a satisfying amount of color per stroke, and each pen has two nibs…brush and chisel.

The test: A ModriNan (ha!) on a false-start page.

And the flip side.

Special thanks to Smithers the cat for lending her behind as a specialty easel for photography. Smithers is currently putting in community service in an effort to make Santa’s “nice” list.

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Krazines Meet-Up with Chicago Urban Sketchers

The main event results.

The tile work at the Chicago Cultural Center is astounding in rich detail. My sketch doesn’t capture even 20% of the detail around this window.

Mmmm…yeah, so that’s a lot of detail.

It is a must-see! Just across Michigan Avenue from Millennium Park at Washington.

I did a little sketching on the train to the city.

“Grandma brought the whole family bananas—good start to a great adventure to ‘The City.’”

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