alright, finally talking about something else besides food and batman. every few posts, i get asked what sort of paper, watercolors, pens and stuff i use. so here's jsut the ones i keep close.
i dont travel a whole lot, and i dont sketch a whole lot either. But occasionally, i do get to have the plane seat next to me empty or have to spend longer than i planned at the airport terminal- and i draw things.
from left to right/top to bottom ( like comics)
- .5 pencil, black and brown micron pens, color pencils ( black or terra cotta, or whatever you like), eraser.
-i bring two waterbrush pens www.dickblick.com/products/nij…
, they are essentially just brush tip pens that you can load with anything you want- one is loaded with water, one is loaded with either black ink wash or sometimes coffee for warmer/sepia wash tones.
- watercolors- i use a combination of Sakura Brand Koi www.dickblick.com/products/sak…
watercolors and Holbein HWC www.dickblick.com/products/hol…
for most of my work at home. Koi was my first set and i am used to their warmer tones, Holbein because they are much richer, mix really well on paper, and scan very strong and clear for print. For work on the go, i use the same paints and squeeze them into a smaller container and let them dry. Here i use a pill box that a drug company gave out as sample business cards, anything you find will work. this thing is cool because i can put my business card in there as well.
-sketchbook- i keep a 4x6 sketchbook. i was drawn to this paper because of the awesomely ridiculous name brand www.dickblick.com/products/aqu…
, but i stayed with them because of the awesomely amazing paper. its basically 93lb stock with a bit of a tooth on one side- great for watercolor and washes. the other side is smooth and great for sketching in pencil or markers with minimal streaking. its what most of my sketches are done on throughout the site unless otherwise noted.
so thats it, they're just tools and dont make me think of better things to draw or anything, but just easier to execute. Because if that were the case, anyone who's ever picked up a set of coolgrey Copics markers would be as amazing as Adam Hughes, right?
and... all that and i don't carry a shaver, because i can go for 2 weeks and still look like i just left the house.
make Jasmine Citrus Patron-