Friday, April 16, 2010

My Desk

This is the table I do most of my drawing and watercolouring on. I have always liked working on flat surfaces, even after years of animating on an angled animation desk I still prefer working flat. This is pretty much everything I use when creating a drawing or watercolour Illustration.

Clock wise: from left to right

My phone, which scares the bejesus out of me when I’m concentrating and it rings. I need to change the ringtone. Currently it’s the theme tune to ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and it starts really loud.

Water and Coffee in my favourite mug.

Sony X-Series walkman and portable Nokia speakers. (When I took this photo I was listening to the soundtrack to ‘500 days of Summer’.)

Tissue, and Water Colour paint. I currently use pans but I’m considering changing over to tubes soon enough, at least for larger works.

Coffee Jar with water.

Box full of pencils and stuff. Generally I sketch with a blue Col-Erase pencil or a regular B lead pencil. I use a small steel ruler and steel pencil sharpener. Staedtler Mars eraser and a make-up foundation brush for cleaning the drawing as I go.

Kolinsky Sable Watercolour Brushes, sizes 0, 2 and 4.

Faber Castell Polychromos, I love these colouring pencils I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Bristol Board, my favourite surface to draw, ink and watercolour on.

Cutting board, I use this cutting board for everything. It’s easy to clean and durable. I find it handy as a drawing surface because I can rotate the drawing without having to touch the page and risk leaving marks.

Finally the original pencil sketch. I’m about to transfer this image to the bristol board.

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