hoodaffairs said: Hey bro, I've been following you for a minute and I have to say your marker work is amazing. How do you blend your colors so well? Also i'm starting to work with markers and Im using a Blick studio set, do you have any recommendations or tips?
Thank you! My approach with markers is always the same whether it’s Copic, Prisma or even sharpie. I build layers, working light to dark. Always good to use a nice heavyweight paper that can handle the saturation. Personally I prefer Strathmore drawing paper 400 series. RENDR also makes pretty good marker paper. Doesn’t bleed thru at all, but the first initial layer of marker is always grainy.
When I have the time (and can remember to do so) I’ll piece together a step by step tutorial thingy on my process to help better illustrate my technique. I hope that helps!
Anonymous said: How do you know how to draw so well? It's amazing I've have tried to get to the same level and I just can't get it, do you have any tips or tricks to Harlow me become a better artist?
Hey, Anon. The best advice I can give you is to keep at it honestly. Drawing is a skill that doesn’t come overnight. I’ve been drawing since I was at least 5. I’m 25 today. Improvement is relative. Avoid the trap of comparing your growth to others. Everyone improves at their own rate.
Draw as often as possible. Make it a priority. Make use of the information and tutorials available to you on the internet. And be patient with yourself. I know first hand how frustrating it can be, but you can’t be too hard on yourself.
And if you ever have any specific questions regarding techniques and such I’ll be happy to answer as best I can. Keep creating.
whore4laughs said: I loved "Yo Pataki"!! "Hey Arnold!" Is my favorite show and I'm kinda obsessed (it's my screensavers lol) And I appreciate the time and effort you put into it!! Thankssss
Thank you, glad you enjoyed them! ^_^
Anonymous said: i've gotta mutual friend with craig bartlett and i saw someone linking him to your post on facebook! seems like he digs it
Wow, please point this out to me!
Anonymous said: How come Curly isn't in Yo Pataki?
I considered him. There were drafts for him. As well as many others (Chocolate Boy, Iggy, Ruth McDougal the adult characters etc). But It’s easy to get carried away reimagining the world these characters inhabit. So I decided to go with the characters I felt were the most integral to Arnold and Helga’s childhood. With the exception of Stoop Kid, who I threw in because the episode he appeared in was one of my favorites.