I’ve been talking about a video demo of my illustrations FOREVER… and finally got it up :). This one is of an illustration I did a while back of my friend Bri from DesignLoveFest. I started the video after I had the base layer down… so it’s not a complete demo, but you get the point!
Some people have been asking me what I use to make my illustrations, so thought I’d add it to the post.
Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Blocks: LOVE this paper… and wouldn’t use anything else (the packaging is super cool too!). I know traditional watercolor paper has a rough texture to it, but I hate it. I stick with Hot Pressed finish (grain satiné). It’s super smooth and gives the illustration a clean look (which is great for scanning…).
Winsor & Newton Watercolor Travel Set: My favorite watercolors, in a small container :). I don’t travel much with my watercolors, but I love how tiny and compact it is. Keeps things much simpler.
Robert Simmons Sapphire 1/4 Angle Shader: My absolute favorite brush/size to work with. I know alot of watercolor artists change their brushes for different techniques/ size details, but I don’t really fuss around with that! I prefer to just use one brush for the entire thing. That’s why the angle shader is great, since it has a wide set of hairs, as well as a thin point to work with. Of course, this size brush is best for smaller paintings.
Marvy Uchida Le Pen: These pens are awesome. Super simple, with a fine tip. I use these when I’m finished painting to add lines and detail to the illustration.