We’ve been traveling a lot this summer and early fall and hosting lots of out-of-town guests. Additionally my husband is recovering from knee surgery, which means I am taking care of both him and our baby daughter. Not that I mind, but I have no time left for drawing! In a month or so when he’s back on his feet things will be more normal around here (I hope). In the meantime I’ve closed my shop since I don’t have time to update it or ship things out in a timely manner.
YOU GUYS. I have been so busy and not at home that I haven’t even blogged this but do you need Cthulu Christmas cards in your life? That I illustrated? That will be lovingly hand printed on a letterpress by my friend Eric? Do you? Well then you should visit our Kickstarter page and make it happen. Basically, fund us and get cards. Check it out!!!
Letterpress holiday cards w/ a quote from The Festival by H.P. Lovecraft, hand-illustrated & hand-printed on 50-year-old press in NYC.
Pauliina (aka pettry) posted this fantastic watercolor tutorial. For lots of artists their creative process tends to be fairly intuitive, so I applaud her for breaking it down in a way that everyone can understand—not always an easy feat. Check it out!
Hey I saw you use a fountain pen with different nibs for your drawing? How small are they? Your lines are incredibly thin and I've been trying to copy you for some time but I can't figure it out! Also, are they dip pens or do the different nibs come with different coloured ink cartridges or something?
I use Speedball dip pens. I started with the Speedball sketching set and then have replaced nibs individually over time. It comes with six fine nibs and two holders. They work with Speedball ink (of course) and I also use mine with Winsor & Newton drawing inks.
More info about the materials I use can be found on my About page.
If you don’t already know, I run a side project called Gab Collab where I post a watercolor blob and anyone can draw on top of it (or alter it in any other way) and submit their collaboration. EXCEPT for this week! This week kaeghoro was our guest collaborator and people were using his linework to make art. Go check it out!