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    Default The three marker challenge!

    Ok, I am at uni this week, and I managed to bring exactly 6 markers. Arting away during boring lectures, I remembered a fun swap I was in a few years back : the three marker challenge swap!
    Basically, you draw a card, and, when you are ready to colour, you pick three random markers and limit yourself to those. Mixing them is allowed, but nothing else! Fine liner, three markers and white ink. That's it!
    Here are some of the cards I made back then:




    (seeing those now, I realize that I used horrible paper back then!)

    Would any of you be interested in this kind of swap?
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    Hi, my name is Anna!

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    this could have interesting results to see that's for sure

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    I heard of this idea a while back & I've been intrigued ever since. Of course, can I limit myself to 3 markers on my own volition? No! But if I'm in a swap & them's the rules--heck yeah! I'd sign up for that swap! I'd kind of need someone to randomly pick my colors, though.
    Keeping my eyes open for the next challenge...

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    I would leave it open
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    Hi, my name is Anna!

    Now hosting:

    P&P - Artistic styles PAT - MAIL by May 31, 2019 RETURNS POSTAL!
    P&P - Time for a cuppa - MAIL by May 31, 2019 RETURNS POSTAL!

    COME JOIN IN!


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    I've done this before - I think there was a swap on AFA a while back. It was actually much less stressful than I thought it would be! Once you have your three colors, off you go! I'd be interested in trying it out again.
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    Does it have to be markers or could you use paint?
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    Now I would like to know how we do this for those that don't use markers?
    I literally have 4 markers and all four are shades of brown that I only use for the edges of my ATCs.
    Would we limit ourselves to like 3 tubes of watercolor? Or even 3 watercolor pencils?
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    ParadoxSketchbook, I don't know if watercolors would work, they mix and produce shades "too well". Colored pencils would be better or crayons for example.
    --------**--------
    Hi, my name is Anna!

    Now hosting:

    P&P - Artistic styles PAT - MAIL by May 31, 2019 RETURNS POSTAL!
    P&P - Time for a cuppa - MAIL by May 31, 2019 RETURNS POSTAL!

    COME JOIN IN!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmicgirl View Post
    ParadoxSketchbook, I don't know if watercolors would work, they mix and produce shades "too well". Colored pencils would be better or crayons for example.
    Ah! So watercolor pencils would work as well? The ones I have don't blend too hot XD
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    That would work! With the markers, a colourless blender would be allowed as well, so why not watercolour pencils?
    --------**--------
    Hi, my name is Anna!

    Now hosting:

    P&P - Artistic styles PAT - MAIL by May 31, 2019 RETURNS POSTAL!
    P&P - Time for a cuppa - MAIL by May 31, 2019 RETURNS POSTAL!

    COME JOIN IN!


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    Count me in on this swap then!
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    I would join kosmic if you put the date out a bit. As you know I am moving mid-June. But if you don't I will still try, it sounds too intriguing to pass up.
    I would use watercolors but I think I know how to do it without mixing the three colors, I think they would look similar to your second example. I can get an ok from you first before mailing out.
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