Is the paper too big

  • Okay so I'm on the dawn of a new illustration! (Full illustration. Not like my usual spot illustrations) I hope that after this I can just start cranking out art work. My only concern is I use markers as my medium and I use 11x14 paper.
    Is the paper too big?
    Like, is the space too big that is just eats markers or is it perfectly fine?
    Forgive me if this sound like a repeat of another thread I did, I think I know what I'm talking about now.

  • Hi Ben, do you usually scan the illustrations for the web or is there a reason to have a big original copy -as in do you sell the originals or frame them for the wall.I use markers and A3 paper to and I know what you mean they are really expensive and I always feel reluctant to fill in large spaces with them.What about Acrylic ink for the backgrounds and larger areas it seems to work quite well along with the markers.

  • @DOTTYP thanks! I'm not selling originals. I just want to get the details and colors right. That sounds like a good idea to use other materials with markers. I usually use color pencils too. Thanks for the feedback

  • I really think this is down to your personal situation. It boils down to whether or not what you're getting from working in a larger format outweighs the potential costs associated with working larger. There aren't any rules, remember, only your own limitations. I work with watercolours, and until yesterday (!) I've been working on A4, because I couldn't print on A3 and the task of tracing out an A3 sheet made me recoil in horror. Now I have a printer, I'll work larger. Dotty's suggestion is a good one, I think. Find ways around it if the cost is prohibitive for you.

Log in to reply

Looks like your connection to SVS Forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.