Out of curiosity: What type of felt tip pens/markers do you work with? I started out with the small set of skinny Prismacolor marker brush pens and found that the larger/fatter Prismacolor sets are a lot more user friendly, especially for blending. The skinny Prismacolors are good for spot details, however, I have found that if you can find a set of the fatter markers, you will have a lot more control.
They tend to run high in price, however stores will run sales, especially this time of year. If you can get a good sale on a big set, you will save a lot of money, plus get good, quality markers.
Even though I don't know what types of markers you work with, I know from experience what works and what does not. I hope my experience helps you.
thank you and thank you so much for the hints about marker I used those for this pic: [link] I like them a lot because they can draw thin and thick ^^ but other than copic markers they cannot be blended at all, they just behave like felt-tip pens what kind of paper do you use? special paper? and I found out that with copic markers it's easier to draw from dark to bright than from bright to dark, what do you think about that?
You're welcome; I am glad to help. For markers, the paper makes a huge difference. I originally made the mistake of using textured sketch pads.
For markers, you need smooth paper so that it doesn't dry out/ruin your markers. Strathmore drawing paper, medium surface is what I currently use. The paper is just the right thickness and is smooth enough to take the markers, plus they blend well and don't bleed much.
I'll make sure there isn't any art underneath the page I am working on, or put an already marked up page underneath as a precaution, as with markers there will always be a little bleed it seems.
I've used pads made specifically for markers before, however I found the paper too thin. I like a little weight to the paper I am working with.
Best of luck to you and feel free to call upon me for tips anytime!