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M-FLO feat. MIZUHARA KIKO - No Way
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I have a lot of materials I work with (because of school and for experimenting) but my top materials that I would take anywhere, and probably my most comfortable, are these babies!
1. Hi-Tec C Pen (.25)
I use this pen for finer details. It’s pretty good, and comes in different colors. It’s also water-based and it takes a little more time to dry, so sometimes I accidentally smear the lines ): But other wise, it’s good.
2. Sakura Micron Pen
Probably my most used pens. I use it so much that I use it for everyday things, like taking notes. This pen also comes in various sizes and colors. I find that some colors leak from the tip, but it never happened to my black inks, so I don’t mind as much. It also dries fast, so I don’t worry about putting my hand over the drawing right after making the mark. I’ve heard some people complain that the tip break easily. I have a very light hand and don’t apply much pressure, but if you are a heavy writer, this pen is probably not for you…
3. Kuretake Zig Writer Marker/Pen
I mostly use this pen for coloring in big areas. I’ve tried other markers, but I find this pigment to be true to black. Other markers I’ve tried are on the grey side, but then again, I haven’t tried many of them. The pen has two sides, and they’re round point. The finer side is equivalent to a 08 sized Sakura Micron (On the pen, it says .5mm). And the thicker side is 1.2mm, kind of like the size of a sharpie?
4. Akashiya Sai ThinLine Brush Pen
I recently bought this pen after reading billies’ review about it lol and I like it a lot! I have Scallion Green, which is more like a desaturated blue. You can apply water over it and make a watercolor like effect, and you can make thick lines to very thin lines. I would buy the other colors if I have the chance heh.
5. Mechanical Pencil
To me, any mechanical pencil is fine. Most of my pencils are .5 lead, but I don’t think I’d mind drawing with thinner or thicker lead.
6. MONO Zero Eraser
I haven’t been using this lately, but it used to be my best friend, in the eraser category. It’s a very thin eraser pen. It comes in various shapes like cylinder, rectangle, and square, but unless you’re anal and going to constantly cut the eraser so it has a corner, I’d just go with the cylinder/round eraser fill. It’s also refillable.
7. MONO Eraser
It’s been my eraser since forever.
8. Daler Rowney FW Acrylic Ink
Acrylic ink is made like acrylic paint using polymers to make it permanent and waterproof. You can use it like watercolor, so you can dilute it and mix the colors, but it only reacts while wet, and after it dries, you won’t be able to alter it. So unlike watercolor, you can paint the dark colors first, and don’t have to worry about it mixing with the other colors. Acrylic ink is also thicker, so if you were to apply it on a paper and make the paper stand, the ink will drip slower. If you’re going to use it for dip pens, I suggest you clean it thoroughly after use, since it may clog and/or ruin the pen.
9. Dr. Ph. Martin’s India Ink
India Ink is also permanent and waterproof, but it’s smoother compared to Acrylic ink and it’s also more transparent just by itself. I haven’t experimented with these too much yet, I’ve been using them for line inking so far..
10. Dr. Ph. Martin’s Radiant Transparent Watercolor
Dr. Martin’s makes three different kinds of watercolor collections: Radiant Concentrated, Hydrus, and Synchromatic Transparent. I buy mostly the Radiant collection because it has the most colors (Radiant has 56 bottles whereas Hydrus has 36 and Synchromantic 38) and they’re more vibrant than the ones that comes in tubes. The downside to it is that it’s NOT lightfast. But I don’t mind that much because most of my works are in sketchbooks, portfolios, and stored in the dark. In the future, I’ll most likely reproduce my works, and if the original needs to be displayed, there’s the option of a UV absorbing glass and etc… The colors in the porcelaine palette are from Dr. Martin’s.
I don’t use friskit that much, but if I do, I either use this (which works like a pen, so no need for a brush) or Grumbacher’s Miskit (comes in a bottle).
12. Sakura Koi Watercolor Pocket Set (?)
Sorry, I forgot to include the pocket into the photo, but you can see it in the first picture. I put a question mark beside it because I peeled off the label long time ago and that was the only thing to tell where it was from. But I’m pretty sure it’s the Koi set. I recommend this for beginners; It’s cheap, the colors are a great quality, and compact. I often mix these colors with the Dr. Martin’s liquid watercolors. I have an older version, so the packaging may be different, but I wouldn’t get too excited about the mini brush that comes with the set. Mine came with the traditional wood-body brush (which I threw away cuz it would drop every time I open the container..) but now they’re giving it out with one of those waterbrush pens + small sponge. I personally don’t like using waterbrush pens, but I hear it’s convenient and easy to handle.
***Materials not photographed***
I’ve bought a new Wacom Bamboo Fun around 2007 after my old one’s cord got disconnected. It’s good and has been loyal to me since. The only problem are the tablet pens. The lead wears out pretty quickly, and you have to replace it. I use my old tablet’s pen, which doesn’t wear out, therefore no need to refill! (Sorry, I don’t remember the model of the old one.) As for programs, I use SAI and PS.
I buy a lot of different sketchbooks… I have one for just pencil/pen sketches and another for watercolor/acrylic/etc. I like the Pentalic Illustrator’s sketchbook for pencil drawings which has 60lb. and slightly cream colored paper. For any other mediums, I’ve recently been using Global Art Materials sketchbooks. I have the grey large sketchbooks (95lb) and smaller ones that comes in different colors called Travelogues. The Travelogues have lighter and smoother paper (it’s not watercolor paper), but can hold a lot. It warps the paper though.. I only do light washes in it. Also, according to moof, the colors aren’t as vibrant. The grey covers are watercolor papers, and I’m able to do full watercolor works, and I’ve done acrylic and guache in it as well. I’m sure it can hold oil too as long as you have a gesso surface. Moleskine is good as well, but it can get pricey. I find that the larger watercolor book’s paper is a better quality (5.25x8.25 and up) than the small one. I also used to love the sketchbook with heavy stock paper where I sketched in pen and acrylic, but the last few I’ve gotten, the quality of the paper has gone down. The paper normally doesn’t soak up the water, so painting with watercolor will be a horrible experience, but it ever since my recent buys, even my pen ink won’t fully apply on the paper. I’m not sure if they’ve changed in the last 2 years, but be aware.
I don’t have a preferred brush to work with, but I buy a lot of Winsor & Newton brushes. I believe they work with most mediums.
Hope that answered your question!!
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