You think working TRADITIONALLY is lazy? Most people look at it the opposite way. I certainly do. Half the reason I work digitally is because I am impatient and too lazy to go out and buy art supplies constantly or mix the proper amount of oil into oil paints, or wait for layers to dry, etc. The other half of the reason is that I am a cheap bastard. As you've already discovered, a nice computer, software, and tablet only looks expensive until you're paying $30+ dollars in materials per art piece.JumpJump wrote:For some pictures, I do my best to avoid digital colouring or manipulation. I guess you can say I'm lazy.LVUER wrote:This is why we go digital
Most of the high quality art materials run out quickly because they are high quality. Copic Markers are not stingy with the alcohol and pigment released when you make a mark - that's why the color is so good and blends so well.JumpJump wrote:My needs are along these lines. I'll give the Prisma markers a look.MaiMai wrote:Unfortunately, no (although I don't really know your needs or what your goal is art wise or what other materials you use). Prisma markers are very bold in colors and each one is half the price of an individual Copic: http://www.dickblick.com/products/prism ... rt-markers
What coloring pencils do you use? Frankly, I've found everything but Prismacolor Colored Pencils are subpar. You also don't want to use the Verithin versions of Prismacolor's (which are cheaper) unless you are using them for detailing. The main work should be done with their Softcore Line, and you should invest in several Colorless Blending pencils to use to burnish the colors and create that oil paint look. You'll need to build up and blend colors gradually, and after everything is done you'll be wiping white waxy build-up off the finished piece for weeks or months afterward.JumpJump wrote:Still got my watercolours. I did quite a few things using them. I also have some really nice colouring pencils. Sadily, I don't get that strong tone/colour I'm looking for.MaiMai wrote:Like I said though, the cost of art markers stack up quickly compared to other traditional mediums (probably more expensive than those are oil paints or painting materials in general). You might want to rethink making purchases and pursuing coloring from a different and more affordable angle. (Watercolors or colored pencils come to mind if you're sticking to traditional)
Unfortunately, you'll have the same problems you do with Copic Markers. Prismacolor Pencils are a dollar or more apiece, and you'll go through several per piece of finished artwork.
(Colored pencils are my only and main traditional media jam still.)