My path from engineer 👷‍♀️ to illustrator ðŸ‘©â€ðŸŽ¨

In middle school I used to spend my evenings drawing images of Sailor Moon, it made me feel so relaxed and happy that I just wanted to do it forever. When I went to high school I met this girl that was very good at drawing. One day she lent me one of her sketches which I immediately tried to replicate and I couldn’t. Her drawing was right there in front of me yet as much as I tried to follow the lines and angles I just couldn’t, I never did. This was when I ruled out drawing as a profession. Since if we were still in high school and she was already so talented obviously I wasn’t going to be able to draw to her level, she was talented and I wasn’t.

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Test of all colors of Copic Multiliners 0.5, 0.3 and 0.05 on a Leuchtturm1917 Sketchbook

Image1. Copic Multiliners 0.5, 0.3 and 0.05

Hi!

I just wanted to share this test of different Copic Multiliners because I couldn’t find anywhere 🙂 also if you are Copic lover maybe you need this blank color wheel for Sketch, Ciao and Classic Copic Markers that I recently created.

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Copic Markers tested on different types of papers and sketchbooks plus color wheel

Image 1. Copic on different papers

Hi grrrls and guys and everyone in between!

I decided to share some test I did on different types of papers and sketchbooks with Copic Markers (Sketch Series) in this way maybe you’ll find the type of paper that adapts the best to your style and technique.

I used these alcohol based markers:
Sketch Copic Marker
  • 0 Blender
  • BV000
  • B00
Blick Studio Brush Markers
  • 065
  • 018
 
Legend for Image 1 (above) :
L = Layer (example 4L = 4 layers)
0 = I added number Blender (#0 in copic naming) the mix with colors and see the results
 

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The website you have to check if you are an Illustrator (or want to be one, maybe if you just like drawing too)

The image on the top is from Moebius a french Illustrator that I recently found. I love the colors he uses, the comic finish, and the beautiful landscapes that he depicts. You can see these images and more! in this link > Artist of the week: Mœbius

which is a website where you can find awesome images of different illustrators. I think it is good for inspiration and references!

I also share the main page just in case you want to see more > https://characterdesignreferences.com

Did you know about this page? Was I the only one who didn’t know about this resource? haha

Paola

@couragepassion

Illustrators who draw after dark video

Moonshine : Artists after dark from alexis wanneroy on Vimeo.

Yesterday I found this in Frannerd’s blog funny ebough it was at night so it was very inspiring and I wanted to share it. Maybe you’ll find it very inspiring too or not haha sometimes what I need is to rest at night but lately I have been very into reading about illustration and illustrators. 

You’re the only one who kows what best for you. Just aske yourself 🙂

Paola

@couragepassion