Tea Time with Markers & Colored Pencil: In-Depth Tutorial

  • Want to speed up your colored pencil work without losing any rich, vibrant color? Add markers to your creative tool box and draw this magnificent still life with help from Mardell Schuster.

    Learn how to:
    Save time by underpainting with Copic Sketch Dual Tip Markers. Markers will cover the paper completely, ensuring no specs of paper peek through. 

    Intensify bright colors and give richness to dark colors. What might take dozens of layers with colored pencils alone becomes quick work with markers! 

    Create details that pop! You'll use colored pencils over top of the marker layers, creating a smooth, stunning finish.

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    Note: Paper, pencils and markers are NOT included with this tutorial.

    Draw... Frame... Bask in your talent!

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    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: September 2018.
    • 33 full-color, step-by-step images / 24 pages.

    • Line Drawing & Reference Photo

    • Highly detailed instructions for every step.

    • List of all materials needed.

    • You'll find no clearer or more thorough colored pencil instruction online.

      Note: Paper, pencils and markers are NOT included with this tutorial.



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Claudia C.
Ireland Ireland

It was an exciting discovery

I have to admit that I bought this nice kit to learn from it rather than to replicate it exactly as it is provided. I have had the prejudice that if I work with markers, my artistic style would change into an illustrative style. Not so with Mardell Schuster. She shows in detailed steps on how useful it can be to create large areas with markers and use them as underpaint. I have read everything thoroughly and then immediately put it in my own designs. I have never reached this luminosity before. I am very happy about my new discovery and will continue to work for more improvement.

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carrol c.
United States United States

Tea Time Tutorial

I love the tutorial. I haven tried the process yet but I will and I already know it's a great learning tool.

Ralph P.

Tea Time

If you can budget the extra materials, the Copic Markers, this tutorial is a must do. I enjoyed every aspect of Mardell Shuster's Tea Time. Each step of the process was clear, descriptive and easy to absorb. The photos were beautifully printed and very helpful in achieving the right colors in my work.. It was amazing to see how quickly the still life took form, after the markers were applied. It took me about two hours of marker rendering and about twenty-five hours of colored pencil to complete this tutorial. This was a fun project to take on and I hope Ms. Shuster will consider creating more tutorials.

Patricia M.
United States

Tea Time Review

excellent instruction, providing the line drawing should be very helpful for all that buy this

United States

Using markers and colored pencils to enhance and create vivid and deeply lush colors

I liked this tutorial and was glad to see it. Using markers and colored pencils is a technique I’ve used in my classroom for quite a while. But it’s a technique not naturally arrived at if you are buying your media, as many students can afford only a limited amount of colored pencils and markers. I think the key is that this combination allows for inventing colors! That’s an awesome discovery.

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