Make a Monochromatic Illustration Using Three Products


Hey Tombow friends, this is Jennie! I’m going to give you ideas on how to layer Tombow art products. In my opinion, the best thing a product can be is versatile. When you are able to use them often, it makes the purchase worth it. I’m also going to share a monochromatic illustration.

Materials:

 

Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol Based Markers

The gray colors of the Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers are a perfect base for shadows. I love the Tombow ABT PRO 5-Packs because they provide the perfect range of colors for monochromatic illustrations. The grays take the shadows to a new level! For the skin tone, I started with the P800 ABT PRO and added subtle shadows with P723. Add more than one layer of one color if you want darker shadows.

Make a Monochromatic Illustration Using Three Products - jennie garcia

For the hair and the collar of the shirt I wanted contrast. In the hair, start with the lightest color and leave white spaces as the light. Then, add a medium color but this time color a little bit less. Add a third darker color but stay close to the roots. Work from the top towards the middle and from the bottom towards the middle leaving the light space. If you want a more detailed hair tutorial check out THIS post.

Make a Monochromatic Illustration Using Three Products - jennie garcia

Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencil

I wanted to add a new texture, so I used the Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils. Since they don’t blend with the markers the neon Plastic Pink pops like highlights on her hair! I also used it on her lips. You can also use a white color pencil for lights.

Make a Monochromatic Illustration Using Three Products - jennie garcia

Tombow TwinTone Dual Tip Markers

I wanted to create a lace effect on the shirt, so I used the fine tip of the Tombow TwinTone Markers to draw small flowers. It took a while but the final result is just what I wanted. I also used it for lining. Usually I use the Tombow MONO Drawing Pens for lining but I wanted it as monochromatic as possible.

Make a Monochromatic Illustration Using Three Products - jennie garcia

I used the Tombow TwinTone Markers for a few other details on the face like the eyelashes.

Make a Monochromatic Illustration Using Three Products - jennie garcia

A few other options for mixing and layering are:

Make a Monochromatic Illustration Using Three Products - jennie garcia

I hope you enjoyed this monochromatic illustration! Take care!

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