- Picking the right tool for the job can be tough, and knowing how to mix different types of media can be even more difficult. While using the brush point marker on top of pastels may not be the best idea, it can work in the inverse order. You can use markers to create a base color and then combine other types of media to create layers. Try the following combinations: markers with markers, markers with color pencils, pastels with color pencils, or markers first with pastels and color pencils on top.
- Keep some extra scrap paper nearby, and use it test colors, try light or dark pressure, or for blending. While experimenting is never a bad thing, there are times when you know exactly what you want to achieve when you put pen to paper.
- There are no overnight successes. Keep at it, and you'll improve.