I decided that with the markers from the January 2019 Scrawlrbox, I would see how many drawings I could do before the markers died and here’s what happened.
For my sketchbook, I just used a really cheap notebook I got from Sostrene Grene – it’s thin paper not meant for alcohol markers at all but it did fine (just made sure to put some card behind the page I was using to prevent bleed through destroying all the pages behind it).
In terms of supplies, I used the markers and pens from the Scrawlrbox but I switched the not very good PITT marker for a white gel pen, used a mechanical pencil instead of what came in the box just because I hate sharpening pencils and also, I used a giant black marker because I had some large spaces I wanted to colour in back.
So with those supplies, I set to, over the course of a few evenings, doing a series of three marker drawings – without being able to blend the markers because the paper I was using couldn’t handle that.
They’re all simple drawings but I really had a lot of fun figuring out what I could do with the limited colours I and cheap paper.