Friday, June 28, 2013

Miami Free Art Fridays

Last year, a cool friend of mine, Mahal Lagora, invited me to participate with a group of artists in Miami Free Art Fridays.  It is an art movement that's been going on across the globe and apparently has been going on ever since you gave your crayon drawing to your grandma when you were in kindergarten – on a Friday night. I tip my hat to a dude called Registered Artist who brought FAF in Miami.

So, anyway, yesterday I went to the Miami Shores Public Library sat on the biggest table, dip my quill pen on the inkwell and did "A Gift for Abner".  Most of the time I have a story behind every piece that I make and yesterday when Mahal asked me what's Abner's story I was caught off guard because I don't have any. I don't even know why I did this subject. I just have no idea.
Is it probably, subconsciously I was paying homage to the core theme of FAF which is "giving"?

But like most of the stories and ideas I made they all came from a drawing. And "A Gift for Abner" will absolutely develop into a graphic novel.


I you want to know more about this art movement, just visit the links below:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What's on that Tray?

"What's on that tray?"
People asked me what are the things I use when working particularly when drawing. So here is what's in my drawing tray.  First of all I am so proud of this tray because I made it myself 9 years ago. I made it since I couldn't find the perfect tray that I really like and fits my tools.

Starting from left: 2 HB Graphite Pencil, .25 Koh-I-Noor Rapidosketch Drawing Pen, .50mm Micron Pen, .25mm Micron Pen, #3 Winsor & Newton watercolor brush,  Grumbacher Goldenedge Round Series 4620, Speedball Hunt 102 Crow Quill, Speedball C-5 Flat Calligraphy Pen, Kneaded Eraser, Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser.  And in the center is a 2-Ounce Super Black India Ink.

Once in a while I also use a drawing glove that I made out of an ordinary winter glove because my hand tend to hurt sometimes bleed a bit  when inking for 6 to 8 hours straight.