Feeding this poor neglected blog with my piece (based on Sailor Moon R) for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi show at Qpop, happening this Saturday. I’ve already seen tons of gorgeous pieces by amazing artists posted online, and I can’t wait to view the rest. Hope to see everyone there!
Marker & Gouache, 5x7
Kevin came out a little…wrong…
They never knew how to act around him.
(Happy Lunar New Year! Horses/Centaurs, it’s your time to **shine**…PS: did this as part of the sketch_dailies prompt)
sketchinfun asked: For your watercolor paintings, what kind of paints and paper do you use?
Boo, I’m getting to this late! But in case you’re still interested, I usually use arches hot press watercolor paper (when I sit down and actually do a watercolor piece) and use these cheapo watercolors. Occasionally my pieces are just done straight into my sketchbook, though :)
Anonymous asked: Hi! I loves the cat in Paris sketches ^.^ they're awesome, so much detail! :D
Hi! I’m horrible and bad at replying to tumblr mail promptly…but thank you so much! There’ll be more to come, this year :)
Coffee shop Mermaid
This random doodle got away from me, but I had a lot of fun doing it. It’s nice when that happens :)
Waaaaaaaaagh Fabien Mense has a tumblr! waaaaaaaaagh!
Anonymous asked: what sort of paper to do you usually use when you make a water color piece? hot or cold pressed watercolor? do you have a preference?
The watercolor sketches I’ve been doing lately have all been in my Monologue sketchbook, which has 100 gsm paper. When I’m doing a separate piece I usually prefer using Arches watercolor paper. I used to use cold press pretty often, but since I’m using more graphite + watercolor now I like the smoother feel of hot press. Less toothy.
Anonymous asked: I have a question. How do you upload your drawings? The ones from your blog that have a perfect white background? Do you draw them, upload them and then photoshop them to make them look so clean? I want to start uploading my own drawings but they don't look as clean as yours? and when you do prints how do you go about it? Im so new to this I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
Hey! Sorry it took me so long to reply, I’m getting through my messages. Usually with the drawings on my blog I just take them, scan them in at 300 dpi, and use photoshop and adjust the levels/curves until it looks nice and clean. You can also lasso or mask your drawing if you want to preserve the colors and just adjust the levels for the surrounding area.
I don’t have that much experience with prints myself—I’ve only taken my high-quality scans, edited them, and then sent them to a local print shop. I know that there are online stores out there that will actually print stuff for you once you open an account, but I haven’t done that myself (yet).
Hope some of that was helpful!