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Ryan's picture


F
or my first blog entry here on the new site, I thought that I should talk about how i'm creating a lot of the illustrations you'll be seeing around here, and the tools I'm using to create them.

 

Any of you out there who are familiar with our print editions will notice that I've been doing something different lately. Well, I've gone all-natural!

art-supplies.jpg

 

The art in the print editions was created mostly on the computer and it had a very "clean" look. I've decided that if I'm going to keep up with the gang and document the happenings around here, and on our travels, that I would need to unplug and get quicker and more portable. Also, I thought it would be a great opportunity to expand as an artist and force myself out of some bad habits the computer encouraged (the eh, I'll just fix it later attitude).

 

Now, instead of a digital tablet hooked up to the computer, I'm mostly using :ramses-drawing-under-tree.jpg

* Moleskine watercolor sketchbooks

*A mechanical pencil with HB lead

*A Staedtler .05 pen

* A Staedtler mars plastic eraser

*A small selection of Derwent watercolor pencils

*One el cheapo brush

*and whatever source of water I can find (I've already accidentaly used Becky's waterglass, and she took a sip after and did a "spit take")

These will be my main tools for awhile, and you hopefully will see me improve with them as we go!

 

Here's a drawing I just did of Ramses yesterday. He wouldn't show me what it was he was drawing, but I'm sure we'll find out. I should probably be a little worried, he started this after he complained I was not showcasing him properly in my artwork.

Rubylr's picture

cool

I really like your drawings!!! They look very pretty !!!

Ryan's picture

Thanks! That's nice to hear!

I like your taste, it's obviously very good ;)

 

Really though, I appreciate hearing that. I do all this stuff because I love it, but it's nice to hear other people are enjoying it too.

 

I've been enjoying all your posts. Thanks for being such a great MCFC fan! 

Rubylr's picture

no problem

It is an honor to be part of the MCFC!!! I love all of your magazines!!!!! I liked your blog about the summer vacation!!! I went to Orlando,Florida, too this summer.

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