Monday, January 10, 2011
A look inside J.K.Studios -part 1
In the next 2 weeks, I'll be taking you inside the studio. sharing secrets and such. studio tour, what supplies I use, what techniques and so on...
Today, I'm going to talk about what I use.
I'm not a rich man, and as a result, I've learned to use what's at hand or what's cheapest, but there are some things I won't compromise. and one of those things is ink. Speedball or nothing. Speedball isn't the easiest to find and its not the cheapest, but it leaves a rich solid black line. Nothing is worse for your line work than having to go back over a line more than once.
are the other thing I can't afford to be cheap with. I only use real sable hair. I abuse my brushes and synthetics can't hold up. So I spend the extra cash on the finest pure red sables from Windsor & Newton. It cost about twice as much but lasts 5 times as long. so really I'm saving money.
For the most part, the gouache is interchangable. but I generally use Windsor & Newton. Though I recently got some free samples of Holbein Artist's Gouache at NYCC and I may switch to that if its cheaper, since its just as good.
Bristol Board and Watercolour Paper is interchangable for me though I prefer watercolour paper.
In a few days I'll be back to show you the work environment and after that and in depth look at my technique- from pencils to B&W watercolour to the digital colouring.