Friday, February 20, 2015
Sketching on Sticky Notes
Found these sticky notes on clearance at the local Target, and remembered these neat color sketches by comicbook artist Todd Nauck. Thus a perfect opportunity for trying out a new art support just presented itself. It had never occurred to me to use such small format for warm-up drawings, but that is why it is such a perfect choice. It is small enough not to take too much time to cover with any medium, and it is big enough to test different mix media combinations.
For this first test, I skipped the preliminary pencil sketch, and doodled a coloring outline with a fountain pen.
Colored it with Prismacolor alcohol-based markers.
Tried some Copic opaque white for eye and hair highlights and outlining one side of the face.
Pretty good size for quick and easy color tests. Going to have to keep experimenting with other coloring tools as well.
At the very least, you can make some colorful stickers to brighten your work station.
Also spotted these Yoobi green pencil cases that looked like miniature backpacks. They looked cute, and it was pretty cool to discovered that its cammo pattern was made up of toucan silhouettes. I did not like how cramped the small front pocket felt, and its zipper did not open wide enough to be useful.