When I am out and about in the world, I usually have my Port-O-Studio with me. What the heck is a Port-O-Studio you may ask? It has been as little as a piece of paper and a #2 pencil and as much as a backpack full of markers, ink pens, pencils, and several different types of pads of paper. Currently I am going for ease of carrying in hand so I am using the following:
I have for the last several years been using a toned paper to draw on. Master of Illustration Drew Struzan always starts on a toned art board or paper "Once you have the mid-tones done, you just have to add the darks and the highlights." Taking this theory to heart, my drawing pad of choice is currently the Strathmore Toned Tan or Toned Gray paper. At a size of 9"x12" it is easy to carry about while giving you a good area to work with.
So that is my current in hand Port-O-Studio. I'll let you know what I carry in my larger version in a later post. Now go out, make your mark and have some fun!
Welcome to 2018!
It seems like every November/December I tend to start to draw images of Santa Claus. Oh, I could blame it on the season, but I honestly like drawing the old guy. This years effort was something different. I haven't had the inclination to draw as of late (gasp!) and this was the first drawing that I have done since mid July. Normally when I draw with an ink pen, Pigma Micron to be specific, I normally just go for it. The marks I make on the page are simply there for all eternity or until I become frustrated and throw the paper away. On this one, I broke from reckless abandon and sketched out the image with pencil.
I have also been playing with a 3d application lately called Daz3D and I have created a image of Old St. Nick getting ready for his big night.