Made a square sketchbook using 100% cotton, Stonehench paper from a paper supplier. Started this in March 2015. For pens, I used a G-nib for most of these. A couple frames were drawn with a Sailor cross emperor and a Nakaya SEF elastic with added flex. For tones I used ecoline ink put into Pentel waterbrushes.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Monday, April 13, 2015
Here are 3 pages from a big Stillman and Birn sketchbook I started in January 2015. I don't bring this one out of the house as it's too clumsy and heavy to sketch when on the go. I usually sketch in an A5 sketchbook. So drawing with so much more space was an interesting change. However, I still drew small by drawing in small comic panels. The book is always on my work desk and I do a quick sketch in it in between work whenever I have to wait for my computer to start up or when I want to take a small break from client work. There is no cohesive story here. It's all random pictures and story. It's also a mix of various brush pens, fountain pens, watercolour, Japanese screen tones + photoshop.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Some of the picture book projects I've been working on in the past couple years. The challenging part of educational picture books is that I couldn't go too wild with the art style and composition. The art couldn't be abstract or too arty. Everything needed to be very clear and simple because they targeted at pre-school kids. Also, every book needed to have a different art style. So I had to cook up a different mix of mediums for each book. The books were made into big sized books and were meant to be held and read by a teacher in front of a class of children. These here are the handy-sized ones. You will only find them in Singapore schools as they aren't for sale at the bookstores. Had fun doing this and learned a lot along the way.
Photos displayed with permission from the Ministry of Education, Singapore.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Zig Calligraphy marker + watercolours
Zig Calligraphy marker + Derwent drawing pencils
Custom 742 regrind (by Greg Minuskin) + Derwent drawing pencils
Ballpoint + Derwent drawing pencils
Parallel pen + Duke Confucius + photoshop
Duke Confucius + photoshop
Custom 742 regrind
Custom 742 regrind + brush pen
Monday, March 16, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Sunday, March 08, 2015
These are the nicer sketches from February. They were done with a few art tools - Zig Calligraphy Marker, brush, Custom 742, Vintage Wahl Eversharp Skyline, Parallel Pen, G-nib, Duke Confucius, watercolours, colour pencils and photoshop. I think I've used so many that I lost track of which pen I used for each picture! Well, enjoy!
at Sunday, March 08, 2015