Archive for Art Tools

Packing up my art tools made me sentimental

Medium Graphite Pencils – Derwent Graphic 12

I couldn’t tell you how many boxed of graphite pencils I have gone through since college. Even though I love digital art, it usually begins with a sketch of some sort. Some days, I just want to doodle on paper. Often times, those doodles make it into the scanner and end up finalized in Illustrator. […]

Wacom INTUOS Tablet – Gita’s first digital graphics tablet

I was 25 years old when I became the proud owner of the Wacom Intuos4 Extra Large Pen Tablet. This was the first Wacom product I had ever purchased. It was 2005,  the first iPhones were just starting to appear and Facebook had just been invented the year earlier.  I had been using a mouse to create […]

Art Tools: Drawing tool Set for graphite, charcoal, pastel and other dry media.

I have a kit similar to this inmy drafting table and highly recommend that you purchase this as an accessory to Graphite Pencils . Drawing Tool Set:  This set combines the essential drawing tools artists need to blend, shade, sharpen and erase drawings in graphite, charcoal, pastel and other dry media. Set contains a kneaded eraser, […]

Acrylic Paints I Like

I had been watching “The Joy of Painting” by Bob Ross since I was 6 years old. It wasn’t until 2010 that I actually took my first painting class. I had been digitally air brushing for a few years before attempting acrylics. I took the class at a local Micheal’s Arts & Crafts store and […]

Art Tools: Prismacolor Markers

When I started using color in my art, I explored a wide variety of mediums. One of my favorites is using Prismacolor Markers. The colors just pop in all the pieces I have done using Prismacolors. I also have purchased a blender which gives a gorgeous almost layered watercolor effect. I recently landed on a […]

My Art Tools: Wacom Cintiq 21UX – Graphic Design Marvel

This is by far my favorite art tool of all time. I use it to edit all the videos and graphics used on Gita.me. The Wacom Cintiq 21UX is one of the most coveted tools for graphic designers. Prior to this I owned a Wacom INTUOS Extra Large Tablet. But this is much nicer. Rather […]

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