3 Find your highlights
Now that we’re moving into colour, I use my lightest marker to lay in a base colour. This is mostly to figure out where my highlights will be. I’m working light to dark, so it’s important to keep my whites untouched. Markers have the ability to layer on themselves.
I tend to use the broader side of my marker for this step, to cover more ground quickly. I lay down a base of purple for the cassowary, but also a bit of yellow. This helps warm up the base and keep the colour interesting and deep.