This is all very nice, but what if someone would like to try making art with all these fancy ballpoint pen refills without buying an expensive Italian-made pen or spending hours in an office supplies store trying to look for the least-rattly one? There is one more interesting hack-like solution to this - using a clutch pencil (or a lead holder as these are called in Japan).
I’m obsessed with ISO 12757-1
A few years ago, when we still lived in the center of Tokyo, I made a few cool art supplies stores the goals of my walks. Once or twice a week, I would stroll to Ginza or Nihonbashi and visit stores there or along the Sumida river to the Kakimori. I would just browse, test… Continue reading I’m obsessed with ISO 12757-1
Keeping the line alive.
Using words to describe a piece of art or the emotions it brings forth when experiencing it is often not up to scratch. In my videos, I often use the word "loose" to describe the style of painting and drawing that I'm aiming for, with the opposite being art that I can only describe as… Continue reading Keeping the line alive.
I recently was interviewed by Anthony Nelzin-Santos from the iGeneration portal about my usage of Apple products in art-making. The original article (in French) is published here: iGeneration. They were gracious to write it up for me and allow me to post an English version too, so here it is for you to enjoy. Thanks!… Continue reading iGeneration Interview
Thinking in parts.
What to think about when drawing objects. I get asked a lot how to get better at drawing human-made objects like furniture or buildings. For me, this comes naturally, so it's hard to point people in the right direction and "administer" a set of exercises to help. Recently though, I finally discovered the source of… Continue reading Thinking in parts.