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Questions about Prismas.

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by 8onus, Apr 22, 2004.

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  1. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    i recently got a set of prismas, i have always used color pencils cause i fuck up a lot, or usually decide to change someting. i've been working with em, experimenting, but i am stumped on a few things.

    1.is there a certain marker i can get to lighten a dark surface so that i can draw on top of it with a lighter color? (ie. adding lightning bolts to an alreday dark blue backound)

    2. are these things supposed to bleed this much into the paper? or is just that they are new markers?

    3.(kinda like question1) will a white prisma(didn't come with my set) go on top of a darker surface for shading etc., or do i just have to work with the negitive space on a white sheet of paper? if so...what other light colers go over darkerones well.

    if anyone can help me out i would greatly apprecciated it, i have been slaving away with these things and can seem to get my sketches to look like i want them to.
  2. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    oh yeah, my bad.
    one more question, how well(and how permanate) are these things on fabric. a freind wants me to do some shit on a few things like a hat or some shit and i dont want to ruin it.
  3. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    2. they are gonna do that forever....prisma's are strong markers...

    3. i do believe that marker is used for blending colors together.....dont quoteme on that though....

    thats all i know....sorry if it didnt help.....
  4. rinse

    rinse Member

    Joined: Dec 28, 2003 Messages: 703 Likes Received: 0
    i have never seen a white prisma. there is a clear blender but that is designed to further blend color pencils and is worthless for use with markers.
    prismas bleed so much because the bleeding action will help the colors to blend.

    outside of that, you should probably just sit down and get aquainted with your marker set. prismas can be difficult in the beginning but once you get familiar with their blending capabilities you can do some nice black book work with them.
  5. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    with prisma's its best to work light to dark. that way you can layer things over top of the light colors. Also don't be afraid to use other things with them such as your colored pencils for shading, gel pens, paint markers, white out pens, sharpies, etc.

    Also when layering a light color over a dark one you might change the color of the marker you were wanting to go on top of the darker color but somtimes you will come out with something hotter than what you already had.
  6. 8onus

    8onus Banned

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    thasnks for the tips, things are comin along smoothly. my only beef with the prismas are the fucking price. i live my life by a moral standard and all...but when the price for a marker is higher than a can of paint...i almost feel like i should steal those mother fucers.
  7. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Fuck prismas, on stickers they fade really bad.
  8. chumbawumba

    chumbawumba Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2004 Messages: 1,181 Likes Received: 1
    Well there is only one solution to that! Get different markers, and if you haven't noticed the disscussion is about using them for blackbooks.
  9. rinse

    rinse Member

    Joined: Dec 28, 2003 Messages: 703 Likes Received: 0
    dont use prismas on fabric.
  10. yeaaaah baby

    yeaaaah baby Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2004 Messages: 3,366 Likes Received: 150
    prismas are so easy to rack. and if you live by " a moral standard" think about this : how many markers are you gonna steal at one time? your not gonna run out with everysingle marker in the store, your gonna take like 15 or 20. that would cost you like $45. now think about how much that store makes off of sales tax every day. your little $45 escapade costs them nothing! so go ahead, steal a few prismas, it wont make a dent in their profits so dont feel bad about doing it.

    and that clear blender marker only works on color pencils??
  11. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    Sales tax gets paid to the government by the store, dipshit.
  12. Sekoe1

    Sekoe1 Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2004 Messages: 187 Likes Received: 0
    Why would I even attempt to do what you just said?
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