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The Fourth Question

Allen Williams

Probably the next, most asked question I get after “What kind of pencils do you use?” is “How much do you draw?”. Well, no, actually it’s “What kind of pencils do you use?”, “What kind of paper do you use?”, “Where do your ideas come from?” and then it’s “How much do you draw?”. So in order, the answers are; Mostly Tombow mono 100 6B and Mitsubishi Hi-uni 10B Strathmore medium surface drawing paper, Stonehenge…




Shopping for Inspiration

David Palumbo

May 28, 2020 - Someone asked me about my easel recently. The question was vague, but I think they were looking for a recommendation based on what I use. My answer was simple though probably not satisfying: it's the same cheap A-frame I bought as a student 20 years ago. Once or twice I've thought about upgrading, but ultimately I just don't see the need. This one fits my space and my work, humble though it may be. This is the case with most of my painting materials. I rarely go exploring new pigments or mediums. My surface was illustration board for about 8 years and now it's been masonite panels for another eight years. I've only changed my brushes because my previous brushes were discontinued, and I only ever buy the exact same very specific five sizes. Most…



Recent Comments

  • Sebastian Posada on The Fourth QuestionHi Vicki! Thanks for the answer hahahaha, it's kinda funny to say vomit hahaha, I say because it's just like throwing out the idea as f…
  • Allen Williams on The Fourth QuestionHi Sebastian, Vicki here (Allen's wife). 🙂 He does have a small sketchbook he does "vomit" ideas into. lol (I like that analogy) It is…
  • Sebastian Posada on The Fourth QuestionBeautiful post! Thanks so much Allen! I'd think another good question could be "Do you keep a Sketchbook? " I mean, one not for drawing…
  • David Palumbo on Shopping for InspirationThanks Sam!
  • David Palumbo on Shopping for InspirationThanks Dan, appreciated!
  • marco reis on Octopus Online Demohi, i'm from brazil, i really admire your work! yes, i would love to see the helmet theme. mainly see how to give the effect of the met…
  • sam weber on Shopping for Inspirationawesome post Dave, lots of fun and timely stuff here to consider.


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