Benedict Cumberbatch as Shezza in Sherlock series 3

Staedtler Mars Lumograph Black (4B, 6B carbon pencils) and Prismacolor Verithin coloured pencils on 5 X 8 Strathmore toned tan paper. 

Inktober day 14 // Yellow Lily🌻
Today’s inktober is brought to you from the hotel lounge🏨 I had a lot of fun with this one, I hardly ever use yellow in any of my work (I have printer ink cartridges to prove it haha) but it is a beautiful color paired with blacks and greys!🐝
Today I used:
My skin tone watercolor palette (you can watch me make it on my YouTube link in bio) kuretake menso brush, pentel brush pen and aquash light black pen, micron pen, prismacolor verithin pencil, and uniball signo white pen on fabriano watercolor paper
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(Eh, same old thing, different character.) After a trip of nostalgia with my sister this weekend, I though of trying to cosplay Frida from the old game Bust A Groove this summer. Wanted to draw her for fun. Will try drawing her, you know, actually doing something sometime.

Played with my blue lead too, since her hair’s blue. Yus.


Just finished pulling up highlights, and bringing the drawing back in from underneath all the washes. I used white charcoal, titanium white Pan Pastel for the orb/egg, and Prismacolor Verithin pencils for the rest of the details. The bottom shot is a good, clean scan of everything all together so far. My phone camera just couldn’t pick up on some of this well enough, and it was time to untape it anyway.

I’m going to be using Photoshop to bring the rest of this to a finish. I did a few tests with the matte medium idea, but I think the idea needs a lot of work before I can take it to something like this. Rather than unifying, the layers had a deadening effect. And there wasn’t really a way to stop the smudging of the underlayers, either. 

That’s okay though! I’m feeling pretty good about where this is going, it’s been really touch and go from the start. 


My Everyday Sketching Materials

Hey guys! I get a lot of questions about what materials I use in my sketchbook, and these are the items I take with me everywhere! 

Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencil in Crimson - This is by far my favorite red pencil to sketch with. I have tried just about every red pencil I can think of and in my opinion the verithin pencil in Crimson is the perfect shade and hardness for sketching with. I love the color because it’s not too orange or pink, it is just the right shade of reddish brown that works amazingly with drawing people and skin tones. My favorite part is being able to use it for a drawing, without having to erase it before I color using copics or watercolor! The colored pencil blends in beautifully with colors!     I use these up so fast and I have to use a pencil extender like the Generals wooden one pictured. 

Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip ballpoint pen-  I have been sketching with these pens for over 11 years now, sadly they don’t sell them in regular office supply stores anymore (I order them from amazon)   I love them because they allow me to create thick or thin sketchy lines without much effort. A lot of ink comes out when you press harder, and often builds up around the tip of the pen, if you are not careful it can leave blobs in your sketch, but hey! sketches do not have to be perfect!  There’s just something about the way these pens feel in my hands that I love.

Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser in Black-  These erasers will get rid of anything! This is the only eraser I know of that will effectively erase colored pencil. With one swipe even the darkest pencil lines will be gone. They come in so many different sizes and they last so long. There is also a white version of this eraser but somehow it doesn’t erase as well.

Pentel GraphGear 1000 Lead Pencil in 0.9 -  I don’t usually use mechanical pencils or graphite often, but when I am drawing on tracing paper or I am adding tattoos to my drawings I use this pencil. It is really heavy and sturdy, and the tip completely retracts when you use the clip. It’s a nice pencil but really I could use any mechanical pencil as long as it is uses at least 0.7 lead. I love making thick and bold lines, so I use thicker pencils.

General’s Sketch & Wash Pencil- This is an interesting type of graphite pencil that creates an ink-looking wash when you brush water over it. It is always fun to draw a sketch with this pencil and going over with some water and making it look like a painting! These are relatively cheap and can be found at almost any art store.

Master’s Touch Round 4 Brush-  This is a nice brush to use while traveling, I only ever use round pointed brushes like this when working with ink or watercolor. This brand is cheap and I believe you can purchase it at Hobby Lobby, but I find that you don’t need to shell out $20 for a single brush to get great line quality or mark making. I have a few of this particular brush in different sizes and they are my favorite at the moment!

Faber Castell Artist PITT Brush Pens-  These markers are pretty awesome! They are super thick and have a brush tip, and they come in a lot of different colors! I usually just use the warm grey tones to add shading and definition to my sketches. 

I hope this helps! I will be doing a full video on youtube of the materials I take with me when traveling, if you’d like to subscribe you can go here:

AYE I’M FINALLY DONE 💙 New drawing of Halsey

I’m actually really proud of this bc I don’t usually do art that’s not realistic? Traditionally, at least. Maybe I’ll put this up on redbubble/society6 for prints too, along with my TØP drawings

Materials: Prismacolor Verithin pencils, Copic markers and white acrylic paint on Bristol paper
Time: 2.5 hours I think


📿🌿Inktober day 2 // today I decided to draw an old character from high school! He is a witch who wanders around the Minotaur Forest searching for herbs and gems with his fox friend. This drawing actually reminds me of my old work, because I used to use ink washes and hatching a lot, the medium really took me back haha! you guys can see my really old work (2004-2011) on deviantart (jackiethepirate). Currently editing the video for YouTube 🙃
I used a speedball nib, dr ph martins bombay black India ink, a kuretake menso brush, and a prismacolor verithin pencil.
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