Any sketching pencil with an extra wide tip with a long and slender lead, like the Sailor 1911.
When are you writing? When do you have time to sketch?
When you write, I’ll need a longish hand and some free hands to help with composition, and it’s helpful if you do the sketches in your off-hours too, just so you do get more practice and not have to go all the way home after dinner!
Are there any other tools you’d be happy to talk about?
For a general description and an overview of the tools I use, please check out my article “The Art of Sketching” at www.pipistone.com.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I do believe I’ve been very fortunate to be able to work in both the cartooning and the commercial world, and to have a strong career in both. Both of these fields offer many beautiful, challenging, and rewarding experiences, and have been very rewarding.
Do you have any other tips, tricks or tricks for artists who are looking to develop their own distinctive style or style of drawing?
There are several tips I’ve gleaned from some of the very talented artists who I have collaborated with. They teach me a lot about developing a style and a personality, not only with my own work, but with my characters as well.
Are there any other tips or tricks for aspiring artists?
To really develop an original voice, I think it’s important to develop your communication skills and to work on your ability to understand words. I think a lot of artistry gets lost in translation. It’s easy to draw images that look pretty as a lot of the time, but what’s the meaning of it? It’s a lot easier to sketch out concepts that aren’t meant to be seen.
How do you keep your sketches fresh?
Some of my very best sketches came in the early days when our artist was still young and inexperienced. After working with other artists, or after working on something for so long that I was no longer able to hold down the pencil, I felt like I had lost my way, and wanted to try again. This is the only way to do it.
Any books or reference you’d like to mention for aspiring artists?
If you want to really develop your own distinctive style or style of drawing, you need to learn something at a young age. The best way to
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