I think I might like these Ciao Copic Markers. I didn’t end up nearly as grumpy as I thought.
Use the tapered, brush-like end of the marker. It allows for expressive line. Taking the caps on and off is a bit of a nuisance, interrupting the “flow”, but I can deal with that. I’m sure that different papers will alter the experience. I traveled light last night, bringing only my sketchbook and a handful of markers. I knew that if I brought my ink and paints I would be tempted to switch to materials I am more familiar with.
Joe Mac is a great subject to draw. I think the shadow cast by his hat works well. When I become more familiar with the color value of the markers, I will be able to work more intuitively.
Sketched quickly in pencil prior to applying markers.