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How I do Glowing Lighting - Marker art by tea-bug How I do Glowing Lighting - Marker art by tea-bug
A 'sort of' tutorial, because this is 'how I do it' rather than 'this is how it is done' - I'm sure there are other ways, maybe better ways, of making similar effects, but I'd been asked how I made the 'glowing' effect on pieces such as:

:star: Materials I used:
+ Coloured fineliners - I use Staedtler triplus fineliners in yellow and light grey.
+ Black fineliners - Any marker proof ones will do, I like to use either Uni Pin fineliners in size 0.1-0.8 or Staedtler Pigment Liners in the same sizes.
+ Alcohol based Markers - I use a mixture of various Letraset Pro-Markers, Flex-Markers, Copic markers and Kuretake Zig markers. They all have plus points for different things.
+ Pencil crayons - prety much any will do, but I prefer to use some with a bit of a wax, rough texture to them. For above I used Berol Karismacolor pencils and good old Crayola pencils : )
+ White gel ink pen (used for effects and stars) - any will do the job, but I seem to like Pentel's Hybrid gel ink pen.

This was the first time I've done anything like a tutorial so I hope this might be useful to some people!
Let me know if you have any questions, or if you try it out!

Finished image, a little bigger:
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CreatoreMagico Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is exactly what I wanted from you! I love to know how you do things and I hope I can use this to try and replicate your amazing coloring style in some of my own work. This must have taken you so so long to make, I am sure it's much appreciated among so many other artists. Thank you, keh!
tea-bug Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
yay! I'm really glad that this might have helped!
I would love to see what glowy arts you came up with!
JollyGolightly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! This can be helpful to me in the future
tea-bug Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I'm glad, thank you!
VaneaXC Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Itīs really interesting ^^ thanks for sharing with us :huggle: you can also use yellow pastels for glowing effects :cuddle:
tea-bug Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Thank you!
That's a very good idea, I must try that out!
VaneaXC Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Youīre welcome I like your Tutorial ^^ and itīs funny to work with soft pastels. =)
AmaranthMB Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this! I'm pretty new to markers and had no idea how to do glow-y effects without scanning into Photoshop. I would have never thought to use my colored pencils! :D
tea-bug Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
No problem! I'm glad it was useful : )
gingerbreadart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow! I'm doing lessons about marker colouring with my manga club students at the mo, would you mind if I showed them this tutorial? (will send them your way afterwards)
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