I didn’t forget about The 100 Day Project; I hit a snag on Day 3, & Day 4 as well, and then I thought, “well, there’s nothing that says each day’s work has to be 100% perfect & complete,” so here they are, admittedly without any context at all.
One of my hopes for this project was that it would give me a chance to explore different media, but so far I have
(a) stuck to an assortment of familiar supplies, and
(b) utterly neglected to describe what they are in previous entries.
So just in case anyone wants to know:
Number 3 is a combination of Copic marker — a brand of alcohol ink markers available in a spectrum of precisely gradated colors — colored pencils (various brands), and Copic black outliner markers, on paper from a Bee Paper Company “Super Deluxe Mixed Media” sketchbook.
I do lettering in Photoshop; I had my handwriting made into a font a few years ago, and boy, am I glad I did.
Number 4 is ink on tracing paper, probably using whatever marker was within my grasp at the moment. I can recall using a Sakura Micron Pigma pen and a Copic Multiliner (their black .03 mm pen). I’ll usually do draft sketches in whatever cheap drawing weight sketchbook I have laying around. I have eleventy billion of them laying around, but if I can’t find one (which is often), I’ll do a draft on scrap paper, the backs of envelopes (also the fronts), printed receipts from online packages, etc. etc.
Then I’ll rip off a piece of tracing paper — I buy it by the roll from Blick Art Materials — and trace the draft. Then I use the tracing paper version to fiddle with the drawing — draw over it with a non-photo blue pencil, for example — until I get it the way I want it. (I may do this once, or three or four times, or … more than three or four times.)
I can then use a light box, or graphite transfer paper to trace the drawing onto the ultimate paper (or surface) I want to use.
It’s just that easy!
More seriously, No. 4 is, essentially, a working draft.
See you on Day 5 of The 100 Day Project (learn more about it here).
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