8|10 i’m just getting around to setting up some sort of plan for tackling this term. first week of university has already had me feeling overwhelmed and anxious, i need to just breathe. side note: i’ve been loving @universi-tea back to school challenge & i’m planning on getting involved once i’m all set up, hope all is well w/you guys…..
Hey! I'm sorry, you've probably been asked a million times but: what pen(s) are you using in your speed painting??? (also I love you art it is so beautiful and detailed you keep doing your thing)
I think I wrote a post about the pens I use already, but it was so long ago that since then I’ve got new pens and, honestly, I would love to show them off ;p
This is my pen case (lihit lab). It’s a book-type pen case, which makes it perfect because you can fill it with a lot of different pens and still keep it all organized. I bought it on this website, but you can also find it on Amazon.
These are all the pens I used for Inktober. I had to buy some of them specially for it because I needed something to fill the black spaces faster than usual because I hate myself and decided to make really complicated pieces every day for 31 days.
These are all water based pens, perfect to use when you are using both sides of the pages of a sketch book. They don’t leave marks on the oposite side of the page you’re using them on, but the color isn’t as even as the results of a alcohol based markers.
The thicker one is a Posca marker. Its nib is bullet shaped, the most common shape markers have. The color is really bright and opaque and you can draw with lighter colors over darker ones without messing things up. I used it in the star gazing pieces and in the outer space one. The white pen I used on the black is more defined than in other drawings.
The Pigma pens are brush pens with different sizes. They’re water based pens too. They take a few minutes to dry out so you have to be careful while using them, the smallest one is really nice if you want to use it for line art. Ah! But don’t use it if you’re planing on color with copic markers on it because it will mess the color.
These are the pens I mostly use for line art.
The first picture is my mechanical pencil and my new love: the eraser. I don’t even know how it’s called! It’s like a pen but it contains a very thin eraser and I’m in love?? Because when i have to fix, let’s say, an eye, I end up erasing half of the face. Discovering this thingy has saved my life in so many ways… Get one if you love yourself.
The next picture are Copic Multiliners. I have a disposable 0.1 one that I use mostly when I have to do a quick work like making textures, hair, feathers or shadows… Because if I break the tip for not being careful, at least it’s cheaper than the SP ones. The silvery pens are Copic Multiliner SP; they’re more expensive than the disposable ones because you can buy new nibs and ink cartridges for them if they break/run out of ink. I have a 0.5, a 0.2 and a 0.1. They’re perfect if you’re coloring with alcohol based markers.
The last picture is a brush pen made out with hair, not rubber like the other brush like pens. It’s an Akashi Ya my god mother bought in Japan when she went there on vacation a few years ago. The ink is water based and the lines are really expressive depending on how you use it. From really thin and delicate to thick and aggressive. It’s a Japanese calligraphy brush so… :P
I love your soft coloring!! <3 may I know what your brush settings are?
Thank you !! 💜 My favorite brush to color is the “marker” ! I can’t remember but I think it’s already in sai’s brushes when you get it ?
I’ll either use a solid, flat colored base (which is just the normal “pen” tool, no special setting there) and shade with the marker, or use no base at all and directly color and shade with the marker. It’s cool cause it’s darker with more pressure and feels like traditional art~
Sometimes I like to add the “fringe” effet. The width changes from a drawing to another though. I just test and see what looks best
And the other brush I use (but less) is “water”. Sometimes combined with the marker to make it softer
Oh, also ! I love the “Crayon” brush ! I use it mostly for abstract backgrounds.
I feel like you get this question a lot but what are your brush settings?
actually its been 50.345 years since i last updated my brush settings L OL. the ones on my faq are a good 8 months old…..
brush to lay down shadows
brush to blend
i use the default SAI pen settings for filling in colors
theres no such think as a ‘BLEND’ brush on sai LOL. the brushes that were provided for you are actually different settings of already provided tools (pen, brush, watercolor, eraser, airbrush, etc). the blend brush i created is basically the watercolor brush but with more blending properties. to create a new tool preset, just right click on a blank square
BY THE WAY HAS ANYONE LISTENED TO GEN HIROSHI’S ‘KOI’ (LOVE)?????? ITS SO FREAKIN CATCHY AND CURED MY SADNESS
Hi! I'm not sure if you have a faq, I couldn't find it if you do so i apologize if you've answered this already! I wanted to ask what markers/pens you use to draw your comics? I love your style and your art is amazing!
You have caught me in a transitional period and I would be more than happy to tell you everything!! GEAR TALK TIME THE REMIX!!!!
At this moment, I’m in the middle of a personal mini comic that I’m trying to finish quickly. As such, I’m using every pen in my arsenal to get it done quickly. Here’s the rundown:
1.) Kuretake Disposable Brush Pen || Extra Fine - I hate this pen, but I use it to draw panel borders. 2.) Pilot Parellel Pens - Panel borders and some stone effect things. 3.) Pentel Brush Pens - LOTS of usage all over the place. Contour lines, effects, dry brushing, all kinds of stuff. 4.) Pentel Aquash Water Pens - I’ve filled these with radiograph ink. use them ALL over the place…. spotting blacks and contour lines. 5.) Zebra Disposable Brush Pens - these things are rad. Contour lines, hatching, man, I us them all over. 6.) Kuretake Fudegokochi Pens - I JUST got these and I love them, but they require a steadier hand than the zebras. 7.) Microns! 8.) Copic Multiliners - just like microns only more expensive! 9.) all my white paint pens. There a couple molotows, a Uni Posca, I think there’s a Gelly Roll too.
So that’s what I’m doing NOW. Normally I use the following:
9/10/2017 ~ 11:13 PM [ 16 & 17/100 peachy days of productivity ]
Today was my first day back to school! I’m already missing the holidays honestly so I just did some math homework tonight. I can certainly see a future with lots of work… I’m not gonna let that overwhelm me though.
It! will! be! okay! Recently I visited Eckersley’s Art & Craft to look at some Tombow brush pens and I picked up three. I’m really loving the colours as well since they’re so nice and pretty and I didn’t have a light blue marker until now. I really enjoyed just wandering around the store and trying markers bless. ft. this weeks’ bujo spread with Jimin and Serendipity as the theme! Currently listening to ♪ : LAST GOODBYE / AKMU
i absolutely love your traditional art, the colors are so beautiful without being overbearing and i love how you do your lineart as well so a question. what pens do you enjoy using for your lineart? i looked around your archive to see if i could find an answer but i couldnt :^( so sorry if this has been asked already
no no no problem!! i unfortunately.. am pretty forgetful and never remember names for pens, but they’re the ones that look like this:
they’re very common and pretty cheap up here, so i shouldn’t think they’re hard to get! the faber-castell ones are chinese ink and waterproof, so they’re GREAT for watercolour!! i have one S-sized one, one XS-sized, and one brush pen which i am IN LOVE WITH and is labeled “SB” (small brush..? i guess? in any case it’s not pictured because i lost it yesterday.)
the stabilo ones aren’t waterproof but they’re so colourful and fun i don’t even mind. just mind to paint them LAST. (if u dont want some cool bleeding on ur paper. which is also nice at times and what i use for over the top blush 9/10 times)
hey there! thanks a lot for your lovely art updates, they are always a pleasure to look at (i'm especially enjoying what you are doing with colors recently). if you have time/inclination, would you mind doing your art process gif/tutorial/just set of WIP images at different stages? thank you!:) (and have a good day \o/)
Well, I was already working on something so here :)
Not that good with words so be prepared for vaguely explained SAI terms
1. Lineart. I used the brush tool here (sometimes I use pen)
2. All of the layers of my base colors are placed under a folder.
3. I then make a layer outside the folder and clip it. I use the airbrush tool and start putting random colors here and there for some reason
4. I then make another layer (and clip it) then set it to multiply. I usually use violet. When shading I use the marker tool, water tool, and eraser.
5. Back to the lineart layer! I opacity lock it and set it to multiply then I start coloring some parts light brown. [I also added highlights here but that’s optional for me]
6. Added a bunch of other stuff and fooled around with the hue and saturation of the entire thing.
This is Cliona. She’s already appeared on my art blog a couple of times because I love drawing her hair! She loves thrillers and anything occult. If you’re ever looking for a nice book to read or need to hide a body, she’s your gal.
I get asks about what kind of pens I use for my bujo. So here is literally every pen/markers I use and own.
• Pilot V5 Precise Rolling Ball •
Great for everyday use. I use it during lectures as well for note-taking - although it does take a while to set and if you’re not exactly careful, you’ll get smudges. But still my fave.
• Faber-Castell PITT Calligraphy Pen •
Mainly for titles. Great for those who are just beginning to venture into calligraphy. I actually just talked my best friend into buying one because she wants to get into bullet journaling.
• Staedtler Permanent Lumocolor S •
I use this for writing on washi tape because everything else tends to rub off. It’s great for little details.
• Manuscript CalliCreative Italic in Silver •
Used for designs and accents. I also use this for dark washi tapes because I haven’t found a white pen that works over dark washi. Yet.
• Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen •
This is actually my first experience with brush pens and I. Love. It! I only have one color so far, Medium Skin 116, but I will be buying more!
• Ad Markers •
I have soooo much of these markers. (As you can see in the red box.) They’re amazing for drawing and coloring but the biggest set-back (for me) is that they bleed right through the page. No matter how high quality the paper is.
• Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 0.3mm •
I recently just got these and I’m already in love with them! They write so nicely and smoothly - it’s a complete dream. I was actually very reluctant to buy these but after seeing Bilan’s (@studyfulltime) bujo spreads, I was convinced.
So yeah… There you go guys. Let me know if you have any more questions. I’m friendly 😊.
Bilbo placed his hands on his hips, settling the dwarf in front of him with an unimpressed glare. Thorin hardly blinked, unfazed by the hobbit’s indignation.
“I know not what you mean, ghivashel,” he replied stiffly.
“Did you actually think I would set even one foot near that - that beast?” Bilbo exclaimed.
Thorin’s eyes narrowed as the hobbit’s words hit their mark. “This is one of our finest battle rams,” he corrected icily, turning to give the monstrous creature an affectionate stroke along one of its dangerously long, curved horns. The creature snorted, wide nostrils flaring as it tilted its head into the King’s touch.
Bilbo most certainly did not yelp, nor did he jump away.
“It’s a glorified farm animal!” he yelled, hand over his furiously beating heart. “And I’m not getting on it!”
“You dare insult the ways of my people?” Thorin growled, though his words lacked any real heat.
“Don’t be so dramatic,” Bilbo grumbled as he turned to leave. “I’m not getting on and that’s final!”
“I see,” Thorin conceded with a sigh. “I did not think you would be so easily frightened.”
Bilbo rolled his eyes, hands throwing up in the air exasperatedly. “If you’re trying to goad me, may I remind you that I’m not some egotistical, clot-headed dwarf who will get himself killed just to prove a point?”
“Not at all,” Thorin said, trying for an air of resignation as he leaned against the fence enclosing the animals in. He failed miserably. “I am merely surprised the brave hobbit who fearlessly stood against a dragon cannot bring himself to ride a perfectly tame farm animal.” As he spoke, the King’s lips curved into a suspiciously triumphant smirk.
“Smaug was different,” Bilbo scoffed, unmoved by the taunt. “I had both feet securely planted on the ground at all times.” He gestured emphatically at the large appendages, currently nestled in some soft, sun-warmed grass.
“So it is a matter of keeping your unnaturally large, leather-soled, furry feet on the ground.”
“It is a matter of keeping my respectably-sized feet on the ground,” Bilbo corrected, wagging his finger as he added, “And don’t act as though you don’t love my feet hair!”
“That is not a matter to discuss at the present,” Thorin said through clenched teeth, the fierceness of his growled reply lost somewhat as he looked away, cheeks visibly heating. “But if you wish, I will make a deal with you.”
“A deal?” Bilbo repeated, snorting in disbelief. “And what could you possibly offer me?”
“I will stop teaching you how to swim,” the King revealed triumphantly.
Bilbo blinked in surprise. It was a tempting offer - Thorin was a horrible teacher, not to mention Bilbo was a completely unwilling pupil. His swimming lessons involved Thorin ambushing Bilbo in the underground pool they used for bathing, and trying to drag him, kicking and screaming, to the deep middle. Bilbo had taken to bathing only when Thorin was stuck in a meeting, and even then he did so as quickly as possible, looking around nervously for any attacking dwarf Kings.
Thorin’s smirk widened smugly as Bilbo pondered the deal. If there was one thing Bilbo hated more than the King’s defeated pout, it was his self-satisfied gloat.
“Fine,” Bilbo grumbled finally, ignoring the way his ridiculous betrothed preened obnoxiously.