Do you work in layers with the markers? I always seem to have over lapping layers that make my coloring with markers look like amature instead of a pro. What tips could you give me to getting my pieces on a professional level of concept marker drawings? Any help would be great.
I definitely apply my colors in layers. I use a base color and then shade them with warm or cool gray markers. I sometimes add details by using the time base color on top again. Markers behave differently depending on if the base layer is still wet or has dried so you need to experiment as you go. I keep a spare piece of paper on the side so I can test the color before I apply them to the final piece.
Do you have any brand that you have found works better to hold color and be true on a page after it dries? When making a comp, do you use a specific type of paper that works better then regular multi purpose paper, like water color paper or anything like that? So, this is so long. Last question, When actually coloring with the marker, is there a specific way you like to layer? I have trouble with the overlap at time where color is darker or lighter and it doesn't look uniform. Should I just have more patience and work it so it is uniform in color so it has a professional feel to it?
Markers never look the same when they dry. You need to test the marker on a spare piece of paper before you use it. That's the only way to really know what your image will look like when dry. I use the same piece of test paper to see how markers look when overlaid and blended.
I mostly use Letraset Tria marker but Copic markers are good too.
You need to experiment with paper to find what you like best. Regular copy paper is actually pretty good for markers. I like paper that bleeds just a bit but not too much. My paper of choice is Deleter brand coated paper from Japan.