While in Tokyo, I got to visit various stationery stores where I got amazing markers and pens. Whenever I saw the copics section I had hard choice to choose from the many shades available. What I did was that I captured and wrote the ones I bought before as to not buy them again. And that definitely helped a lot when choosing later. After that, I got tempted to try them when drawing new illustrations. When I purchased few at first it was easy to get them out and use them but then when the collection increased, I put them away. I’m waiting until I return home to use them freely.
I’ll show you some of my drawings during my stay in Japan.
I had a lot of fun sketching these wherever I went. The only thing that bothered my was carrying my sketchbook and markers in my purse. The thing is that I developed shoulder pain for more than two years now and I get irritated whenever I carry anything even if it was light in weight.
In my free time, I either erased and re-draw some of my illustrations or drew something completely new. I’m content with my current pencil drawing skills but not that much when it come to coloring. One of the reasons I guess has to do with the limited shades I currently have. For copics, I had only 72 markers to color with. As for watercolors, I have the standard colors which makes it hard for me to create different shades for each drawing. I’ll show you my art tool collections and post about their uses and what I liked and what I didn’t when I get back home.
Also, I’m thinking of posting more videos on the WIP for my illustrations. The thing is that I still didn’t tidy up my workshop back at home which makes it difficult for me to record any video. Although I have an office where I usually do meetings with my customers and such, but having to carry all of my markers with me and my sketchbook is hectic. Which is why there is a lack of videos and even designs sometimes. But that definitely has to change, right?
Aside from this, I’m thinking of doing major changes to my own brand ‘Artista’. There are many mistakes I did especially when it comes to promoting it. Which is why I’m starting a new beginning with it. I may even delete all of the images and start again (if required).
I’ll post more about my brand and myself in my future posts so look forward to them. Since this is my longest post so far I’ll end it at that and see you later.
Btw, you can find more in my instagram: anwaar.saleh