I've been fairly disappointed in myself for not drawing more over Winter Break, seeing as I have a ton of free time on my hands. But yesterday after watching Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki is an artistic genius, yo) I was all kinds of inspired and started sketching.
I tend to lean towards a pseudo-anime-cartoon style (ideally I'd get my degree in Illustration), but I do delve into realism now and again. I have taken some portrait and life drawing classes and such for my major and they were pretty nifty :]
Anyhow. ( Will draw 4 food.Collapse )
Just a quick review of the supplies I use:
I start out sketching with any random pencil [for these I used a 2H drawing pencil I had] and then I ink it, either with Sakura Micron pens or Copic Multiliners [but these suckers are pricey so once I use them up I probably won't buy more].
I draw thumbnails and practice sketches in any of my many random sketchbooks, but if I know I want it to be a more finished piece, I'll either do it on nicer quality paper:
Canson Watercolor Paper [90 lb]
Canson Bristol Board [100 lb]
Strathmore Smooth Bristol Board [100 lb; I prefer this over the texture of Vellum]
#234 Paris Bleedproof Paper for Pens, by Borden & Riley [108 lb; I adore this paper, it's super smooth and great for inking]
Colorwise, I prefer colored pencils, watercolors, or markers.
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Blick Studio Colored Pencils
Staedtler Watercolor pencils
[Some non-brand water colour paint box I bought at a garage sale]
Angora Water Colors
[I'll probably go back and include more pictures in this post :O]
More of my art and crafts can be seen on my deviantART.