a pen and ink illustration

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When I was young, I would write letters to my Great Aunt Carol, asking for animal drawings because she was such an amazing artist. She in turn, would write me letters from all my favorite animals and include some fun facts about the creatures. I decided I wanted to carry on the tradition with my beautiful niece, Lena Bean. Made me smile so big to get a text from her mom saying she got the letter and loved it. 💕

Honestly the best part of the movie.

(Redbubble) (My Star Wars art was removed last time, so maybe an limited run)

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This is a continuation of my Mushishi-like artist box project. Inspired by the “Mushishi” TV animation series I’m making a backpack-box for outdoor painting sessions. 

 First, I made some concept sketches to visualise how the box will be used and what functions it should have: foldable legs and top so it can serve as a table, multiple drawers for small painting equipment, back space for larger things (sketchbooks and my portable easel), side straps for my tripods and of course backpack-like straps on the back. 

I will be posting videos including drawing these sketches and the progress on making the actual box on YouTube. I want to finish it fast and use it outside as soon as it becomes a little bit warmer!

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: Botanical FABRIANO Hot Press 210g B5
  • Sketch: Mitsu-Bishi Grade HI-UNI pencil
  • Ink: TACHIKAWA Linemarker A.T. 0.3 mm
  • Colours: 38 color Schmincke set + 2 custom greens.

「蟲師のアーティストボックス」プロジェクトの続きです。テレビアニメ「蟲師」に影響されて、屋外での絵描きセッションで便利なバックパック箱を作っています。

箱を作る前に、自分のアイコンキャラクターを使ってコンセプトスケッチを描いてみました。箱に欲しい機能を想像しながら。 折りたためる足と、天井部分がテーブルになること、いろんな細かい道具を入れられる引き出し、大きなスケッチブックが入る裏のスペース、三脚を運べるサイドのストラップ、箱自体を背負えるストラップ。

このスケッチを描くプロセスと箱作りを録画したので、編集したらメイキング動画をアップします。

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  • 紙: 水彩紙 ボタニカルブック クラシコ 細目 B5 210g
  • 下描き: F  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
  • 線画: 立川 ラインマーカーA・T 0.3mm 黒
  • 着色: 38色のシュミンケ水彩セット