Recently, a former student of mine forwarded me a fashion illustration page that has a comprehensive tutorial on how to illustrate golden fabrics and accessories without using a gold felt-tip pen. Instead, the tutorial uses Prismacolor markers in different shades of yellow, ochre and brown to reproduce the same metallic qualities as golden clothing has.
My student has illustrated collections with gold felt-tip pens and she has done a brilliant job at it. Her portfolio is testament to her ability. Now she discovered that she doesn’t need to use metallic felt-tip pens, and neither do you!
Here is the tutorial page as promised: http://idrawfashion.com/techniques/46-how-to-draw-gold