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Fixing Marker bleeds tutorial by KeyshaKitty Fixing Marker bleeds tutorial by KeyshaKitty
NO PHOTOSHOP NEEDED! :D

Hopefully people who use markers may find this of some help. It takes practice to get markers to work well in your favour, although even the best of us will get marker ink bleeding over our inking lines a little.

I put this tutorial together to show you how I tidy up minor bleeds in my marker peices without taking it into photoshop. True, you can use a computer program to tidy up the scan but...I happen to like the original to look nice and clean as well, and want to rely on the computer as little as possible (some people don't even have programs like photoshop, which makes things even harder for them).

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE ASKING ME ABOUT THE GEL PEN: I REALLY can't help you out on where to buy them, as I don't live in America/UK/Australia ect, and I don't know of online sites either. All I can tell you is that I like to use the brand of Gel Pen called 'Hybrid', if you want to use that kind, you need to research where to find it yourself. :3

EDIT: The webpage changed their layout, in any case, there are some white gel pens that can be bought here: [link]
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Given 2008-06-10
Fixing Marker bleeds tutorial by *Keysha-chan offers valuable tips on how to correct minor bleeds without the use of Photoshop,to give your work a clean and professional finish. ( Featured by znow-white )
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Icelandic-Puffin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for this useful tutorial; it helped me a lot ;)
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Cavaler Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
:iconloveloveplz:thank you i have so many problems with this
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:iconanimecakie:
Animecakie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
YAY! THIS IS REALLY USEFUL`~
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:iconmiyakububbles:
MiyakuBubbles Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! I've wanted to learn how to use marker better, and thanks to you, I know some secrets of the pros. x3
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Temni-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
for some reason DA isn't letting me view this deviation :S
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artsehsis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for tips! I'm a beginner so I tend to make quite a few mistakes, and I was never good with computers too, this really helps a lot! thank you! ^^
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S-Trange Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student General Artist
I've only just begun with markers and have to fix the bleeding on the computer... I'm totally getting a gel pen though. :)
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girlxwithxtalent Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
lol and I felt like cheating when I use white gel pen to cover up bleeding XDD
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:iconmonkeyshinobi:
monkeyshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
i can never find white gel pens anywhere! It's always some other color lol! Thanks for this tutorial~
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:iconxcreativekaye:
xCreativeKaye Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i ended up finding my white gel pen at Blick.
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:iconmonkeyshinobi:
monkeyshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
o.o really that's where i went, i guess they were out at the time. I guess i'll go check again XD
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:iconxcreativekaye:
xCreativeKaye Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I donno, they must have been cuz there were tons of them when I went. I got 2 pens
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iROCKthouSUCK Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoop!!!!!!!!xD
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:iconsakaryn:
Sakaryn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Is that... Ranma?
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:iconsmlle:
SMlLE Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing...
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ImmaVgGrl-2000 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I never relised you used markers. I see your stuff on youtube ALL the time. Great help by the way. ^-^
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Hypero3o Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Which gel pens do you use? The link is broken! D:
x3, Thanks for the tutorial though, I'm an epic noob with Copics, so they bleed a lot when I use them.
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:iconmaroy:
MARoy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love you this is good advice thanks soo much
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ReyahRayno Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you tut. The finished copy is very energetic. :) I would like to know what kind of markers you use. I have no idea what kind I should buy. heh heh. Oh and I would love to know how you shade your drawings. I hope I'm not asking for too much.
-Miki
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Blaze-The-Alchemist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Can you make a tutorial on how to shade with markers. I tried. I failed. I asked my cousin (She usually knows everything... XD). We failed together. C:
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Lady-Of-Fire9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
so u colour in ur work.........with markers? jeez. i couldn't do that if i tried! u should post a tutorial on how to colour things in ^^
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Kibatsuki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
OOOH this is so useful! *takes out notebook!*
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ShamelessMagic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008   Filmographer
Extremely useful! And I also don't really like to use Photoshop so much!
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maycelestia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Wow, thanks for providing this tutorial - I'm the kind of person who has a lot of trouble sticking inside the lines ;P This will prove very useful with my new markers! Thanks.
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Kyonshigirl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Haa. If only I knew this when I had my copics. :XD:

Now I'll have to go buy some more. :3

Great tut, very helpful!
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apollophoenix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Wow, that's a great tutorial. Just wish I had enough confidence to use pens to colour instead of coloured pencils, then they'd look as vibrant & amazing as yours! :)
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silvercelticmoon4 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   Writer
very helpful!
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OneStripe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
:clap: Doing it the "old fashion" way, without photoshop!
Great guide, I wish I'd thought of that when I was trying to learn to color.
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moonchild13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
YAY!!
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DefaultGrl13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!! I've already found this useful!!! Faving this!!! (Congrats on the Daily Deviation, by the way!)
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imperiom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very good and useful !

(congrats on the Daily-d)
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nuclearflyingpony Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
:D This'll be quite useful.
Congrats on the Daily-D!
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CoyoteShivers Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
have any tips for colored pencils??
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:iconchibixestella:
chibixestella Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   General Artist
I use coloured pencils a lot; what d'you want to know?
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:iconcoyoteshivers:
CoyoteShivers Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
how to fill in the colors more, to make thaem more vibrant... you can see in my drawing, a lack in that...but when ever i push the pencil down harder, the page rips or i get streaks in my drawing...
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KeyshaKitty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Afraid not, sorry. :< I don't use them as much as they're usually only highlighting tools. I think the best bet if it's an issue like this (falling over the lines) is to try and rub out some of the pencil and then apply the next colour over the top, though you will still get some colour mixing. White Gel Pen can also be used over pencils like PrismaColor ones, though because they are waxy, you will keep having to un-clog the gel pen a lot. X3
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CoyoteShivers Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
thax, i'll try that some time
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Janeathan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Awesome! Very helpful. ^.^
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Linnzy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need a white gel pen....I got ten different colors alreaydy, but al of them has glitter in them, not a problem though, they are pretty usefule anyway and pretty...but a white one is what i need...

Good tut, thanks!
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8Video-Kid8 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
this is cool
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lilmissmanga Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
I can't believe you didn't use Photoshop for that! How did you get the colour so smooth and flat?
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:iconkeyshakitty:
KeyshaKitty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just used marker. :3 It takes practice, but they're great for getting a smooth, flat colour with traditional media.
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mithrandirff7 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
(This may answer your question, hopefully)
The markers used are called Copic Sketch markers. I have a few of them, so I can tell you that yes, they really do look that smooth on paper. They're very expensive, but obviously very good markers. If you're serious about non-photoshopped artwork, you should try getting some! =D
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:iconlilmissmanga:
lilmissmanga Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Thankyou so much for the help! I might start saving up- do you know if they're available over in England?
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:iconmithrandirff7:
mithrandirff7 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
You probably won't find them laying around in a store, because they're Japanese specialty markers. ^^; However, I do have a website that you can order them from, and I believe it ships to the UK. Try here:

[link]

Good luck! =D
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:iconlilmissmanga:
lilmissmanga Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Thankyou so much!
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t-starryeyed Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Student Filmographer
wow, that was very helpful.
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:icondevi-rathor:
Devi-Rathor Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Very helpful!
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SpiralingVortex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Student
I <3 new knowledge.
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balnibarbi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*_* Genius. Pure genius.
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