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Tools + Materials
If you've ever wondered what materials I use to make my art and design, here's all of it.
I use a variety of dip pen nibs to achieve the different strokes in my drawings. I recommend this set of nibs, which comes with two holders as a great place to start. Just remember to clean the holder and the nibs after each use – something I'm just now learning to do!
Oh my Gouache! This might just be my favorite medium for color! Gouache can be thinned down with water for a watercolor effect, but can be opaque like acrylics. Even better is that it can be reconstituted with water so you'll never ruin a brush again by leaving it on the workbench! (That's a frequent occurrence when interrupted by kiddos.)
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic
Acrylics are king. I use these for base layers, shadows and highlights in my pieces, and then apply the gouache, ink and color pencil for the details. Heavy body is a very thick paint, which I use water to thin it down into a workable viscosity. The high flow acrylic is great for outline details and hair, or for layers of thin color. All come in a wide range of colors.