List of materials
Nope, these drawings don’t just magically appear. I’m using a bunch of thing to make this happen.
- Paper is a good start. Generally I use regular printing paper to begin with, and then – when I’m kind of happy with the result – I outline the sketch on bleed proof paper.
- Skecthing is done using a mechanical pencil. Tracing the sketch on bleed proof paper, I use a black outliner. Either UniPin from Mitsubishi Pencil Co. or Multi Liner from Copic. Generally I tend to use a 0.2 mm or 0.3 mm liner, but it depends on the size of the paper and on the sketch. I have liners that goes from 0,03 mm to 0,8 mm.
- Outlining done, I go on to use my Shinhan Twin Touch Brush markers. These are really great, because they can blend really well, and they have a great coverage. Compared to other markers these are some of the cheaper ones. In Denmark I can get them for about 20 kr. a piece (roughly: 2,84 USD / 2,69 EUR / 2,28 GBP) when bought at http://www.galleriroholt.dk/product/touch-twin-brush-10306/ . In stores it’s about twice as much.
- Last but not least I use colored pencils to do some shading. Right now I’m using ones that I got from a local arts and crafts store, but I have my eyes on Prisma colores.
- I almost forgot. My precious white gelly roll from Sakura. I use this to high light things on my drawings. You can get a gel pen in basically every arts and craft store / book store in Denmark. I love it, but I tend to overuse it sometimes – be ware of the white dots…
But, Gimble, how do you know what to draw?
Most of my drawings are fanart – yes, I’m an Otaku and proud of it. (For those of you, who don’t know what that is, it just means I watch A LOT of anime).
I also replicate drawings that I find online, or stuff that I like from other artist.