Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Tools Artists Use

The Tools Artists Use
The Tools Artists Use is a blog maintained by Bill Turner in which he poses a set of questions (the same set) to a number of artists — asking about their choice of drawing and painting tools, both traditional and digital, as well as supports, sketchbooks and the like.

The questions and replies are posted along with three or four examples of work by the artist, and at times, with photos of some of the tools. The chosen artists run a gamut of styles and approaches, though most tend to work in the vein of line and color fill, using pens, markers, watermedia and similar digital approaches.

Several are artists I have featured on Lines and Colors.

The posts are appended with links to the artists’ websites or blogs as well as links for the tools and materials mentioned by the artist. These lead to pages listing other posts by artists who use the same item, and links to the manufacturer or to the product on Dick Blick or Amazon.

The site was on hiatus for a couple of years, but has recently resumed with new posts.

There is a list of all interviews and a word cloud of the tools and materials. There is also an about page with info on the origin and purpose of the site.

(Images above: Lisa Hanawalt [in context], Patrick Vale, Aurélie Neyret, Yuta Onoda, Jana Bouc, Mattias Adolfsson, Gabi Campanario [with tools])

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