Parka Blogs’ art tools and gears

Jorge Royan, Audran Guerard, Shari Blaukopf, Khoo Cheang Jin, Ellis Nadler, Marvin Chew, Marc Holmes
I’ve written before about a blog called The Tools Artists Use, which is based on the excellent concept of asking various illustrators and other artists about their primary working tools.

The Tools Artists Use blog is taking a break, but the most recent post points out that Teoh Yi Chie of Parka Blogs (which I wrote about back in 2008), has recently added to his series of artist interviews a new sub-series tagged art tools and gears, in which the focus is on the artist’s tools. (I think native English speakers would say “art tools and gear“, but we get the idea.)

Thus far the emphasis is on urban sketchers working in ink and watercolor, but there are also illustrators and concept artists featured.

The interviews feature images of the artist’s work, photographs and discussions of their tools — sometimes in considerable detail — and occasionally photographs of the artist working on location. Some of the interviews also include short videos.

I learn more about new tools from these kinds of interviews than I ever do from art supplier catalogs or manufacturer descriptions.

A wonderful idea. I hope to see it continued and expanded (as well as looking forward to the return of The Tools Artists Use).

(Images above, in sets of work example plus tools: Jorge Royan, Audran Guerard, Shari Blaukopf, Khoo Cheang Jin, Ellis Nadler, Marvin Chew, Marc Holmes)

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