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I went and bought a pack of Prisma markers.

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 23, 2007, 3:59 PM

Nia Black. An infamous go-to girl for the criminal underworld possessed with matchless fighting and shooting skills, she performs jobs for small time crooks while making a mockery of law enforcement, evading every bullet, escaping every trap. She lives a carefree lifestyle, hitting the clubs with the payoffs she gets after every mission, with little concern for anyone but herself. But when she incites the ire of a corrupt secret agency bent on taking advantage of her unique gifts, her personal life and her street life collide and a citywide conflict erupts, pitting the young and beautiful bandit against platoons of soldiers and hideous amalgams of man and science. And when she is drawn into a conspiracy that dredges up a repressed sorrow and ignites a fierce rivalry, Nia will be forced to put her skills to the test and her life on the line, to find her purpose in a world where absolution comes from the muzzle flash of a gun and blood speaks louder than emotion.

The first Nia Black novel, WEAPON is
Front cover by Dualmask


Now, I know that different tools aren't going to make my artwork any better...but depending on what I use, different tools will speed up production. At any rate, I caught a half-off deal on a pack of 24 Prismacolor markers (with two free colorless blending markers included) at my local art supply store. I've seen some people do some great work with Prismas and I wanted to try it myself. Given that I share my computer and that I don't always feel like sitting at my comp fiddling with Photoshop for hours on end to color an image, I figured I'd try something different.

I believe digital art is the wave of the future. But a part of me feels like I rely too much on Photoshop to complete my images. Sometimes I feel like my sketch work, images like DNA 2.0 by Dualmask, The Man Everyone Wants to See by Dualmask and even are far better than the works I've considered polished as of late.

Now I need to find those people who know what they're doing with Prismas and see if I can pick up some pointers. I've already ruined a couple of drawings.



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2. Non-dA commission

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  • Reading: Empowered Vol. 2
  • Watching: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Playing: Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP)
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LavenderBlade Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
I've been using Prismacolors, as well as Tria Pantones and Copics for many years. I'm a marker junkie.

Best wishes with your markers. I look forward to seeing how they work for you. :)
Dualmask Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I scraped up some old Bristol board I only drew on one side of. I plan to use it to hook up some drawings for the sole purpose of practicing with these Prismas.
Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
I'm sure if you hit a search on here you'll find a tutorial or some such.
Dualmask Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I already found a few. But I'm lacking decent paper. Still, I might as well practice until I can get my hands on some Bristol board.
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