I thought I'd post a little about what I like to use to make my illustrations...and please if you have time I'd love to hear what you like to use. I also find it helpful to have recommendations to try out new products, and ways of working. So please feel free to leave a comment with any 'must have items' or tips....and maybe even a link to your website or blog so we can all check it out!
First up is my beloved CARAN d'ACHE NEOCOLOR wax pastels. Literally my life changed when I found these. They lay down a beautiful waxy colour like no other oil pastel I've ever found. The only very small negative I have is that they are hard to draw over the top of with other colour pencils to show detail etc. I find a 'clicky' pencil is really the only thing that will do.
Then my dwindling supply of Karismacolor pencils. Why they've stopped making these I don't know. I have found nothing similar to replace them. Even the PRISMACOLOR pencils which I ordered online from the US because they were supposed to be the best replacements aren't anywhere near as good! Anyone reccommend a really good waxy colour pencil??!!!
So instead (as it's easier for me to pick the right colours etc being in the uk) I've found the CARAN d'ACHE Pablo colour pencils pretty good, and I'm slowing explanding my collection of these.
All sorts of bits of paper to add to my drawings as collage.
Some other pens and pencils I can't live without...
So. That's my stuff in a nutshell. Quite nice being geeky about pencils! I never use the computer for my artwork - not because I don't like it (hey check out marc boutavant!) but because I just personally prefer to work this way.
Love to hear from you all on your tools of choice!