Several folks have asked what tools I use so wanted to put it in an easy-to-find spot so I could just reference this list. ;)
For penciling I got turned on to 2mm, drafting lead holders and I use either HB or 2B leads. I have a couple mechanical pencils but the lead holders are what I tend to use. If you're going to use a lead holder, be sure to snag a good sharpener. I've also recently started using a .5mm Kuru Toga mechanical pencil for times when I don't want line fluctuations.
When inking I use Rapidograph Technical pens for finishes on bristol board and Pigma Micron pens for doodles and wireframes.
For sketches I've been using a Dot Grid Journal from Behance as well as a couple different sized Moleskine notebooks, usually smaller so they travel easily.
over 1 year ago
Dang, that is simply amazing work and thanks for sharing your tools!
YES IT IS YOUR MAGIC WAND!
Sick man. I love this.
Fantastic, thanks for listing those (and the links). Oh and nice shot too ;)
HAHA Love it! :)
haha I love how you made it looks so fancy!
woot! woot! all hail the lead holder!
LOVE THIS!!! whenever i look at it though i see an "S" before the magic... still awesome looking!
I created a special bucket Tools & Gear mate. Always great to see what the peers are using. Out of curiosity I was just wondering why you don't use the mechanical pencils...?
Mannnnn I don't think the tools have anything to do with how amazing your work is. You kill it everytime!
LOL, I totally see that "S" now. I need to start proofing my doodles shrunk down a bit - Dribbble thumbnails are great at bringing out that sorta thing.
@Gert - That's a good question, considering how much I enjoy inking with technical pens. I think I enjoy the ability to vary some line weights where I need it, helps with shading, etc. I saw video with the late Doyald Young and he used a lead holder; sort of reinforced my use of them. I also used lead holders for years when working on comic stuffs so had them readily available. ;)
@Prince Ink - Totally appreciate it; in the end, they're all just tools. ;)
It's actually a bit of irony that people refer to our work as "the magic that just happens somehow," when there's actually either hours of scrutiny or years of experience that goes into our creations. Plus I've been reading Harry Potter books with our kid and I dig the idea wands are made of different materials and the whole "wand chooses the wizard," concept.
@Joshua: I really like the idea that the medium and method choose the artist moreso than he/she chooses them. It filters down an individual's physical location, availability of resources, points of influence, and a myriad of other ideas into one simple idea.
That's going into my quotebook. Thanks!
Joshua you need to teach me how to make amazing typography!
@Nick - LOL! I have no idea what you're talking about... You're releasing actual typefaces and my silly stuff is so organic I've got extra S's cropping up in areas of my doodles! I told you 'S' is a shifty character.
I'll be signing up for lessons from you, tyvm!
@Joshua: Oh come on man! My typefaces are ok... I just make something on the screen and hope to dear god that it comes out alright lol. Organic is where it is at... I always value sketches or hand drawn letters! They carry the characteristics of the designers skills! Your vintage type is amazing and so detail! Maybe we can both learn form one another! Keep it up man! Can't wait to see what you make next!
Good hustle amigo!
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