Recently had been watching xxxHolic Kei love it, recommend it ^^ nice catchy opening/ending tracks too :D I was reminded I wanted to draw these 2 little characters for a while now so here they are! Image is slightly processed on photoshop to give it the colour tinge ^^

I have been ask on a few occasions what kind of paper/pen/pencils/materials do I use.
I personally do have a few preferences, but I find that it doesn’t hurt to try out different/new materials when we do not have our actual tools at hand :)

When I was in my teens, I had also tried stuff like the fancy G-nibs — they were really difficult to come by at the time and a fellow artist gave me a few ^^; (G-nibs is the kind which you need to dip into an ink pot, and you end up dripping a splash of ink on your almost finished work and you bleep bleep bleep :P). Also gotten expensive Manga drafting paper but unfortunately with the latter I couldn’t bear to use it (so wasted some money ^^; ) Also bought screen tones, but with the ease of computer, those quickly got phased out ^^;;;

I started drawing when I was still a student (meaning not a lot of money to throw around) so I eventually picked up some tools and materials which I felt that are affordable and good :)

So below as listed is my usual weapons (LOL) based in when I live in Singapore, cost varies quite a bit in Canada ^^;

Pencil: 2B 0.5 mechanical pencils (no real preference for brands)

Eraser: Mono erasers (have not found any other brand which beats how good this is)

Pen: Pilot Drawing Pen or Pigma Micron the latter is more expensive ^^; I usually use 0.3, 0.5 is good if I want to colour some parts black. These pens are pretty long lasting :)

Paper: 80g photocopying paper (any thinner ink tend to bleed, and paper is kinda “see thru”, any thicker is nice but more expensive)

I use watercolour occasionally even tho I colour with the computer a lot these days. It is always good to practice without being reliant on “control + z” ^^

Recently I forgot to bring a sketch book/paper to the shop I work a day per week, so I bought a couple sketch pads from Daiso, unfortunately one of the sketch book’s backing started to warp after I took it out of the plastic bag which contains it (not sure if it was cos it was too humid?) ^^; I drew the above Fan art in it, started inking it, the good thing is it does not bleed (bleed= ink spread out on paper giving a fuzzy edge). But it was fine for sketching down ideas during slower hours of the day ^^

If I have an idea I want to put on paper and have no paper, I’ll grab other stuff to draw on. I used to draw a lot on the back of my hand to remind me stuff to do or ideas I had ^^ (but that got a bit unsightly :P sometimes napkins work for jotting down ideas :3 And of course I know a lot of us like to draw on our textbooks when the lecture started making us nod off ^^;

An example of a sketch of an idea by my hubs on a napkin (LOL)

So now that you have read up to here, if you like drawing, do you have a favorite weapon/medium of choice?

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14 Responses to Moro and Maru Inked, material talk

  1. Kaori says:

    love your moro & maru fanart! i like xxxHolic kei a lot too :3

  2. Kaori says:

    love your moro & maru fanart! i like xxxHolic kei a lot too :3

  3. gordon says:

    ya i use to draw o my school textbooks as well. ^^;

    and lol who is that u draw on the napkin?

  4. gordon says:

    ya i use to draw o my school textbooks as well. ^^;

    and lol who is that u draw on the napkin?

  5. puppy52doll says:

    kaori thank you! it’s a wonderful series :D one of the rare ones where the sequel is as good!

    gordon lol! my mom made me erase my drawings before donating my books to younger students lol!

    my hubs drew that, he drew himself LOLOL

  6. puppy52doll says:

    kaori thank you! it’s a wonderful series :D one of the rare ones where the sequel is as good!

    gordon lol! my mom made me erase my drawings before donating my books to younger students lol!

    my hubs drew that, he drew himself LOLOL

  7. Mizunaga says:

    Your husband would make good potraits for Mr. Potato.. ^^;

  8. Mizunaga says:

    Your husband would make good potraits for Mr. Potato.. ^^;

  9. puppy52doll says:

    mizunaga LOLOLOL~~~~

  10. puppy52doll says:

    mizunaga LOLOLOL~~~~

  11. Anonymous Coward says:

    recently i bought myself a drawing block. i started to doodle.

    it was so bad… lol

    so no one is going to see it.

    its interesting reading you post your artwork. hope to see more! *thumbs up*

  12. Anonymous Coward says:

    recently i bought myself a drawing block. i started to doodle.

    it was so bad… lol

    so no one is going to see it.

    its interesting reading you post your artwork. hope to see more! *thumbs up*

  13. puppy52doll says:

    Anonymous Coward well, just keep on practicing :P I have a lot of old art I ready to tear up or start a bonfire ^^;

  14. puppy52doll says:

    Anonymous Coward well, just keep on practicing :P I have a lot of old art I ready to tear up or start a bonfire ^^;

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