QUOTE: Originally posted by ragtop63
Its not just the markers he uses. Its also the paper. Chip studied at Art Center in Pasadena, CA. Unfortunately I didn't go there, but I worked with people who did. They all draw that way!
One of the secrets to great renderings like Chip does is good quality vellum marker paper. It is semi transparent, part paper part plastic. None to very little bleeding. Prismacolor markers work very well. I still have a 120 piece set from college, almost 20 years old and still work great. I passes them on to my son who stated Art School last fall. Another thing to watch for is he will draw on both sides of the paper. Since it is semi transparent it will partially show through. This gives it a real nice 3-D effect and subtle shading quality. He also uses prismacolor pencils to tighten up the renderings at the end.
The last secret is practice. Great designers / illustrators draw compulsively. They go no where with out a pad of paper and a pencil.
Practice, Practice, Practice, !