An illustrator who can use markers well is an asset to his unit. A marker
is a flexible tool with many applications and it is one of the easiest to
a. The Felt Tip Marker. The typical felt tip marker has a tip width
from 1/8 to 1/4 inch across that is cut to a 45degree angle. It
resembles the "C" speedball pen tip. The felt tip marker is very useful
to construct flip charts, headings, and titles. Figure 214 illustrates
three styles of lettering constructed using this tool.
Figure 213. Proper paint consistency
Figure 214. Felt tip lettering
b. Use of the Felt Tip Marker. Hold the marker using the same grip
you use for pencils, at an angle 45degrees from the horizontal. To
construct strokes, use the technique you learned earlier in this lesson
for the carpenter's pencil.