Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I was nominated by amazing illustrator Laura-Susan Thomas to share my creative tools for ‪#‎CreativeWeaponsofChoice‬. I'm a little embarrassed to share my mess, but here it is. We just recently moved into this house, and I have the most beautiful studio full of sunlight for the first time. I remind myself daily that I better earn this. For my latest project I have been working with my favorite blue pencils on Strathmore 1 ply paper. I do a full pencil piece with only an HB pencil. I love the idea that you can achieve with one simple tool. The paper is thin enough to run through a printer, so I scan it and run a second version. I soak this paper to stretch it, staple it to a birch board to dry overnight, and then do a light watercolor wash with a muted palette. I use the computer for reference and touch up. I'm still trying to figure it out!
I nominate James Fulton and Joseph Prieboy to share!

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