Tools of the Craft-circa 2018


Well, it’s should be already be established of what I use often in my current works.
But for those wondering, I use the following.

Brushpen from pentel medium point, (the difference between a new and old one, side by side, one year difference). A Pretty Cool tool if you ask me. Handy to have cartridges when Inking with speed in Mind, but as always everything have a trade-off.
Uses Cartridges, so compounds in price unfortunately, prep up a budget for this case.

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Cardstock Paper I just buy at the local Wall-Mart or Staples.(comes in 8.5x11inches), good for Inking and Marker Sketches, may well be my new go-to papers for on the spot sketches and demos to show-off on IG
Strathmore 300 series Vellum Bristol(the standard for either more finished works or comics)
The Standard for Making the Panels by hand on my current comic projects.


Grey Brushpens-something I just get periodically at the distant daiso store(Japaneses dollar-store basically)
Pigment Markers from Winsor Newtown.(which are getting phased out in my area by the way)
Ko-I-Noor Colored Inks.(unsure of how the others see it, but is a rather good ink for overlays and has a strong ability to tint. A bit too powerful and easily dries like real black ink. )

3Of Course, there are the Cutting Board, Utility Knife, Metal Rulers of various Sizes, and painters tape(blue preferred).
Some things are obviously used more often than others, while others are just once a while,
but the listed are the main things for most of my main works. The reason behind my rather regulated approach is that it’s more manageable. I have used a number of brushes and pens, but in the end only a few of them are worth using long term.
They are all good, but in the end the frequency of my use for them is rather Limited.

Just pick out the ones that will be good for you long term.

Coffeeshop Drawings-a thing I just do to pass time and get publicity


Coffeshop Drawing, a thing that is apparently now new.-and a bad habit too. It’s a strange thing, kind of started as some series of repetitive habits of visiting meetups and drawing by my self at shops such as Timmies.

2It’s like some sermon like people going to places of worship. But overall, it’s a casual walk-in and realized how things aren’t quite as is. First of all the environment, noisy, chaotic, crazy kids destroying things, etc. But, overall the place and spots I pick are survivable.

Not too sure about the process, but guessing that there must be some level of planning involved when doing the work. There are processes like ballpoints and rough layouts involved for sure. But, in general, the planning is brief. Another notable thing is that I simply use cardstock paper that can be bought at the local store easily. Serving as the material I do light pencils and Ink via Brushpen on.

The Interaction given from the inking, not that heavy. Unless it’s at the specific meetups and other artists will be actually intrigued by my work and process.
At times, I simply make a piece on the spot and give it to those who gives me a good lead to a thing or two to aid my endeavors. they get my thanks.

Frankly, I find doing these challenges under the circumstances to be taxing on my mind and wallet. Don’t expect it to be sustainable for few weeks if these aren’t selling somehow.

Divers-A subject that is now overlooked


Well, it’s not really the most notable thing I have done, but the idea of divers goes much longer than just the “Big Daddies of Bioshock” for those uninitiated. You see, back in the 19-20th century, the seas was still a thing to explore for biodiversity and the myths of sunk ships holding treasures.


But ultimately they are nothing but tales to fuel the concept of Pulp Mags, promising adventure and glory.
Fast forward into today, the idea of these nautical relics being used in video games has shed new light, and unfortunate a seemingly permanent mark on this kind of nautical wear for the time being.


Cable Punk-A sub-genre in the making,


Well, I can’t really recall how it all started. It’s like some obscene thing that I have seemingly almost forgot about.

It all started as a conversation with a person I know of. He mentioned the name, Mr Cu
a shorthand for Mr Cthulhu. since the designs are reminiscent of Love’s Craft Iconic creature.
Though the original idea behind the designs are closer to the obscure to the west, but well established circle scratch built modelers of the East. Using ideas from industrial works I have done before briefly and gong about trying to see what works for me.
Kind of absorbed all the look of the industrial, rusty, and cable heavy stuff I seen on my commutes.


Some of the earlier Designs, first started off as mere black and white inks but after a risky color treatment via markers, the results are not so bad. The One in the middle, is the first, and served as the design template in mind to create the series and eventual world it will create.


A Couple designs that focuses on some rather weaponized if not, heavily industrialized look of the strange genre.It’s almost like as if the bodies are being overrun by these strange vines. Mind the Big energy cannons, they pack a punch.


These two are based on street wear, much closer to home especially during the winter observing all the funny commuters showing their expensive parkas and puffers. Or cowardice to the rather mild whether of the area, no matter. The way they carried themselves is notable enough to become blueprints to these distinct and apparently fashionable beings.