This blog should probably be called, "Nate draws so many naked people." This is from Tuesday's figure drawing at the Santa Monica YWCA. I am really excited about the Copic marker and watercolor combo. I start with pencil to get the basic shape, composition, proportions, and size right. Then I go over with the pointy end of the Copic to solidify my lines. From there I slop on some pretty transparent watercolor, letting the paint bleed all around the figure. In the last couple minutes I go over the lines again with the thick end of the marker, pushing the variation of the line thickness to bring out the form.