mayascurlsandfreckles asked: Hi Brandy, I'm new to GR and just getting started. I love the bright colors in your work and wondered what tools you use, re. markers. Thanks! Maya
Hello, Maya, welcome to this work! I hope you enjoy it half as much as I do, because that’s still a LOT. :^) For the first 10 years, I used Mr. Sketch. For the last 5+ years, I have been devoted to Neuland markers from Germany. They are waterbased, are safe to our health, don’t bleed through paper, come in 25 colors AND are refillable. Yes, they are a larger investment initially than disposable markers, but they are so worth it in the long run. And they have a great, big chisel tip marker that is FANTASTIC for working big.
Choice of tools are personal, but that’s my personal choice. In The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide, I talk about deciding on markers for what they can do *to* you and *for* you. I highly recommend picking waterbased markers to preserve your health. And then picking the kind of nibs and colors that suit your style and feel right to you.
Hope that helps! :^) You can find Neuland at Neuland.com. Look for the refillable markers. My main ones are the BigOnes and the NoOnes (both chisel tips). They also have bullet and brush tips in sizes both for flipcharts and sketchbooks.