Sunday Mailbag

July 9th, 2006 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: What kind of art materials do you use?

A: That depends on the job. For MAD work, I use Strathmore 3 or 4 ply Bristol with a kid (rough) finish for the paper. I do the pencil drawing??ᬨ‚Ćwith a mechanical lead holder, using “HB” or “F” 2mm leads. I ink with both a dip pen and brushes. Most of the time I use a Gillott 303 pen nib, but sometimes change up to??ᬨ‚Ća Gillott 659 or a Hunt 107. For brushes I use Winsor & Newton red sables, #2, 3 or 5 for the big areas. I use Pelican’s Drawing Ink A for the dip pen and either Black Star or FW for the brush (thicker and more dense). The finished inks are scanned into the computer and colored in PhotoShop CS2.

Other jobs may entail using watercolors, airbrush and/or acrylics, depending on the results the client wants.


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