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Art Supply Review: Ohuhu Markers?

20190723_113713A friend of mine recommended buying from WISH so I looked up markers. I’ve been looking for markers that will do the job but aren’t as expensive as Copic markers. I generally use Chartpak AD markers when I draw commissions or original art at comic cons. AD markers are wonderful for laying basic color over a large area and they blend well. The only problem is that they bleed terribly so it isn’t a good thing to use them for smaller or more detailed areas. What does an artist on a budget do? Buy from WISH!

I looked up markers and read a few reviews about Ohuhu markers before I bought them. Then I looked online and found that WISH had a great deal- 60 markers for $24. I ordered them and they arrived in record time.

Okay, let’s break down the pros and cons. First, the markers are an oblong shape and easy to grip which is a plus. Second, the colors are brilliant with a lot of intensity. The ink flows out of the pen evenly and is very easy to use. I love the selection of the colors as well. I made a chart of the colors that came with my set:

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The selection of blues, reds, violets, and greens that come with the set is pretty good. I also liked the variety of grays; from warm to cool to blueish grays. It adds options when rendering any neutral colored subject. My only complaint would be to get rid of the fluorescent colors because they looked too much like regular highlighters. I would also add a canary or lemon yellow and not just the two gold colored yellows that came with the set. The good thing about these markers is that you can order any color you want. If the marker is dried out, you can ask for a new one – FREE! The dual tip is also a wonderful feature. The broad tipped edge is perfect for large areas while the smaller, brush tip is ideal for the smaller, detailed areas. There isn’t any bleeding. I used these markers on an original sketch and I didn’t see any bleeding in the smaller areas. I was able to keep areas of my artwork white that I wanted to leave white without worrying about bleeding! The price was definitely right and I’m very happy with how these markers handle and perform.

These markers don’t bleed together like the Chartpak AD markers do and you won’t lose the streakiness of the overall look. If you are coloring a large area on your paper, there will be streaks. Overall, however, I was very happy with my Ohuhu markers. If you don’t have a lot of money and can’t get Copic markers then Ohuhu is a good option.

Below is an example of Ohuhu markers used to color Thanos. I think these markers are a good value. Vanquish Studio officially recommends using Ohuhu markers.

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Ideas for New Coloring Pages: Star Wars

Lately, I’ve been working on a series of videos for my YouTube channel but I also need to keep drawing! I noticed my Star Wars coloring page link on the site was a little low in characters. I only have a few of the biggies and I don’t, repeat, don’t have the three biggies Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia (may our wonderful princess Carrie Fisher rest in peace). So I made up a project for myself to fill that page a little more. Now I just need ideas!

I’m thinking about the most popular characters from episodes 4, 5, 6, and 7 The Force Awakens. Those seem to be the best movies so far, although my nephew recommends the animated series Attack of the Clones. I also understand there are characters in books and video games that people like too like Grand Admiral Thrawn.

I have my work cut out for me! Stay tuned for more releases.


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Artist Alley: New Coloring Page Release

This year at Phoenix Fan Fusion (comic con) I ran out of originals! Not a bad problem to have. I actually sold quite a few originals last year at the Tucson Con so I needed to fill my portfolio with new art. One of the things I chose to draw was an anime that a lot of people seem to like. I drew Luffy from One Piece. I personally have never seen an episode! I know. But many people like the character. I tried to draw him in my style.

Below you can see the finished ink/marker version that I put in my portfolio. I didn’t sell this one at the con but I did sell, after five long years, my Martian Manhunter original!! I’m glad it went to a good home.

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I’m releasing the black and white inking of One Piece as a coloring page, at least until I make a better one. I may do a whole “One Piece” series, who knows?

Scroll down and click on the link to download Monkey D. Luffy!

Luffy Coloring page

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Thank You Everyone!

Well, another Phoenix Comic Con is in the books. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and said, “Hi!” and to EVERYONE who bought a print! Vanquish Studio really appreciates all of the support throughout the years. I’m always amazed and very pleased when people tell me they like my art. It is nice to know my hard work is appreciated. As an extra thank you I have two new coloring pages available for download: Link and Ganondorf! As a continuation of my gaming themed coloring pages, I’m releasing these two fun-filled designs! Download and be colorful!

Thank you, again, for the support! See you next year!

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TOMORROW is Load In Day!

Holy cow, I can hardly believe it but tomorrow Vanquish Studio sets up for our signature event: Phoenix Fan Fusion. We have been at EVERY Phoenix con since 2013. That’s 6 years running! This year we hope to have another great time with friends, family, fans, and everyone who supports us right here in our own back yard, PHOENIX! Hopefully this cooler weather prevails and it’s more enjoyable for those hard core cos players.

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New Prints for the Comic Con!

I got my new prints back from the printer and I think they look awesome! I use a local company here in the Tempe area – Competition Printing. If you have any printing needs, they are your company! Great service and a fantastic product. Here is a sneak peek at my new prints!