color eno

‘American Samurai’

Two color guards and color bearers of the Japanese-American 100th Battalion, 442d Combat Team, stand at attention, while their citations are read. They are standing on ground in the Bruyères area, France, where many of their comrades fell. November 12 1944
(Bruyères is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France)

Through a series of costly battles—first in Italy, then in France—the 442nd Regimental Combat Team would become the most highly decorated unit of its size and length of service in the history of the U.S. Army, receiving an unprecedented 8 Presidential Unit Citations, 21 Medals of Honor, and 9,486 Purple Hearts.

The 4,000 men of the team who first went into action in 1943 had to be replaced three and a half times to make up for those who were killed, wounded, and missing in action. They helped win Japanese Americans’ personal battle as well, proving that their loyalty to the United States was beyond question. On July 15, 1946, the survivors of the 442nd marched down Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., becoming the first military unit returning from the war to be reviewed by President Harry S. Truman. “You fought not only the enemy,” President Truman told them that day, “you fought prejudice, and you have won.”

(Photo source - US Signal Corps SC196716)

(Colorized by Jared Enos from the USA)

Men of ‘Easy Company’ 2nd Btn 506 PIR, 101st Airborne, celebrate V-E day in Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps, May 8 1945
(Easy Company arrived there on May 5th)

Left to right: Major Richard D. Winters, Captain Lewis Nixon, First Lieutenant Harry F. Welsh, First Lieutenant Thomas A. Peacock and Capt. Lloyd J. Cox.

(Colorized by Jared Enos from the USA)


So I finally made a complete list of all my art supplies! First, let’s start with my sketchbooks.

  1. Daler-Rowney Earthbound Recycled Sketchbook (toned paper sketchbook). The paper is sturdy and I like the tone.
  2. (Second picture, left) Travelogue Hand Book large landscape in cadmium green. Good for light watercolor, and the texture is very nice. Plus, the covers’ colors are pretty.
  3. (Second picture, right) Daiso sketchbook. Very cheap, the paper is thin but can absorb drawing pen ink quite well.
  4. Fabriano watercolor pad 300gsm/140lbs. It’s very small and rather expensive, but it’s the first 300gsm watercolor pad I can find that doesn’t tear my wallet into pieces, so.

Some picture of the insides of the book (starting from the Daler-Rowney to Fabriano)

Next is everything there is in my pencil pouch.

These are my drawing pens. From left to right: Snowman 0.05 Drawing Pen, Zebra 01 Millipen, and Stabilo point 88. I usually use Snowman 0.05 for serious linearts, and the rest I use when I doodle and sketch.

These are the brush pens I use. From left to right: Pentel brush pen, some Chinese brand that I honestly can’t read, and Copic brush pen.

These are Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pens. I don’t really like them and the nib wears easily, but I still keep them around anyway.

White pen, the brand is Uni-Ball Signo. I don’t really like it since the ink doesn’t run smoothly. Plus, it’s sort of expensive.

These are the pencils I use, plus the leads and the eraser. The leads from left to right: pilot color eno (red) and Pilot 0.5 2B. The pencils from left to right: I don’t know the exact brand but I think it’s Uni, and the second one is Pilot Color Eno 0.7. The eraser is from Faber-Castell.

This is the watercolor set I use for uncomplicated doodles. It’s Sakura Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box. It comes with a palette, a medium-sized waterbrush, and tiny sponges. I also bought a large-sized extra waterbrush.

This is my mom’s watercolors and brushes. She doesn’t really use them anymore so these days I use them when I want to make something with lots of wash and different colors. I can’t really specify one by one, but the watercolors are mostly Winsor & Newton, and the brushes are mostly Cotman.

These are the tools that I use most often. One thing to note is that I simply use these because they’re the cheapest ones I can find around me (without abandoning quality, of course). Also, it’s important to remember that these are the tools that work for me. What works for you might be different. So feel free to use this as reference, but don’t follow it word by word!

Also, feel free to ask me if you have some questions about these tools. I will always be happy to answer. :)

US 3AD soldiers, Cpl. James L. Gregory and T/5 Omer G. Taylor of ‘C’ Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division seek shelter behind a M-4 Sherman tank while under German Artillery bombardment at Geich, near Düren, Germany, on December 11 1944.
(Nb. Both soldiers survived the war)
(T/5 = Technician Fifth Grade)
(Source - US National Archives and Records Administration - 531225)
(Colorized by Jared Enos from the USA)

TSInktober Day 4 - a traditional halloween monster in a disney princess-style dress!

this beautiful and fair werewolf princess enjoys tending to her rose garden (which she planted to cater to her enhanced sense of smell when she transforms, to make her time in her lupine form more pleasant!)

tools: pentel brush pen, pink pilot color eno, sakura micron 01, copic multiliner black 0.03, uniball signo broad white & copic sketch (E13, E15, E39, E41, W4, BV31, Y19, R37, G24)

‘Utah Beach’ June 6th 1944

American troops exposed on the beach can be seen throwing themselves on the ground as a German 88mm shell explodes further down the beach. In the foreground others can be seen in the shelter of the sea wall.

(Regional Council of Basse-Normandie/U.S. National Archives)

(Colorized by Jared Enos from the USA)

I’ve been getting asks regarding my tools, so here’s the current spread. By day I tend to be on a Cintiq or Tablet (PSCC, Clip Studio Pro) so my personal time is mostly natural medium (gotta give my peepers a break). The majority of what I post here is my personal work as most of the art created for my bread & butter is under NDA.

Here is the current list:

The inks that I SWEAR BY are Daler Rowney’s Artist Acrylics. They are the best. I’ve even switched art stores for them. The only exception is the Winsor & Newton metallic gold, which is the best metallic ink (imo).

My brushes aren’t particularly special (most are cheap R&Ls, I was recently gifted a nice Series7, & my favourite general ink wash brush is covered in tape & I have no idea what it once was). I use ceramic escargot dishes for palettes. They are easy to clean (I have 5 of them because I go through them faster than I do dishes). My sketchbook is a Fabriano Accademia Sketchbook, they come in 24 pages, A4, (not heavy to carry around) & the paper is THE BEST. If you’re going for some plein air hiking you def need to bring a clip board with you as these are soft cover. The best thing about them; you actually use all of the pages, & it’s very satisfying to fill them up & move on to a new one.

My inking pens. Canada doesn’t have a great selection of pens. My favourite is the plain old Pilot Drawing Pen, usually in a 3. My husband just worked on a production that ordered in some Korean pens that were SO dreamy, so I’m considering going that route (do YOU have a favourite?). I also like the Le Pen for its colours, & the Gellyroll by Sakura is always on hand for that white ink (good for inking corrections).

My pencil is the Pentel 120 A3dx in 0.7 mm, which I use with red or green Pilot Color Eno lead refills (I find their pens break constantly). I’ve been carrying around a soft Blackwing graphite pencil with me in the effort to sketch more (hnnnggg).

This time last year I was almost exclusively using gouache, the year before that it was markers. I may be moving back to markers soon. I like to mix it up and try things out.

Hope this was helpful! ❤️👌💄

If any artist is looking for nice colored mechanical pencils, I strongly recommend Pilot’s Color Eno series. The colors are beautiful and they erase completely! I can’t find them in Mexico so I either buy them on Colombia or order them online, so they’re a bit expensive for me. If this applies to you, buy one at a time! :)

Contestshipping Week~ AU 

I re drew and added some tweaks to a Manga’s splash page that I really like because they remind me of May and Drew. (I made it a bit more anime looking than its Manga look to go better with Pokemon style).  It is called Shuukatsu if you would like to check it out; but, I do believe it is rated T-M so a warning just in case! It’s about a girl that is trying her best to get a job and the main guy teases her at first but he’s a really nice guy so I had no choice but to draw this because the way they act and look is just too similar for me : ) Happy Contestshipping Week and I might color this tomorrow we shall see! 

anonymous asked:

What do you use to draw? And how expensive were they, if you don't mind telling? ^^""

From left to right :

Pilot G-tech-4 in black and purple.
Pilot S-series mechanical pencil in 3.0 lead. 
Random Faber Castell mechanical pencil in 0.5 lead.
Pilot color eno in orange + orange and 0.7 lead.
A random eraser I got 6 years ago
Tombow Mono eraser.
Tombow pigma brushes in F.B and B.B
Faber castell liner in size B.  

I have more but these are the ones that I always carry with me in my bag! As for prices, They aren’t really expensive but not cheap either. I’ve been hoarding art materials since I was a kid so I didn’t invest a lot of money on them in one go. 

If you meant digital art, I use a Wacom Intuos Pro in the smallest size and a Mac Book pro 15’’. 

I hope this was helpful!