What equipment do you use to create your digital art?
2021-Present: Samsung Tab S7 + S-pen / Wacom MSP 2016/ Pro Macbook M1
From 2013 to early 2018, I was using my Samsung Notebook (2011? model) with a Wacom Bamboo Sketch which is just as old.
When my laptop crashed, I went and got a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 16 which I used as my main PC and drawing tablet from 2018 up until 2021.
What program do you use to draw/paint?
Currently, I draw with: Krita ver 5.0.2 / Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile.
I use Affinity Publisher, Apple Pages, Canva, Adobe Lightroom, and PhotoscapeX for any design work, photography, or book editing.
Up until late 2020 to early 2021, I was strictly learned in Adobe so I use Adobe CC for all my drawings. I’ve tried Gimp before and sadly found the learning curve to be steep. I know a lot of artists have said it’s easy to use but to each their own.
What camera do you use to film or photograph your art?
Canon DSLR Rebel T3i, Samsung S6, Samsung Tab S7
I interchange between them depending on what is available or convenient.
What program do you use to record your YouTube videos?
I use the all-favorite open-source OBS Studio or the screen record on my Tab S7
With a bit of tweaking back in 2017-April 2020 due to compatibility issues with Wacom MSP, the program works like a charm. It works very well now thanks to their new update I guess.
What programs do you use to write your manuscripts/ stories?
For novels, I use uFocus, Google Docs, Apple Pages, Notes, and Grammarly.
For my comics, I use Affinity Publisher and Photoscape X. I also use Canva for promotional media.
What mediums do you draw in and what do you use?
Here is a list of the mediums I use.
Zebra Brush Pen
Sakura Micron 005 / 01 / 03
Pilot G-Tec C4
Dr. Ph Martin’s India Ink
Higgins India Ink
Currently, I use Winsor & Newton’s Cotman Water Colour Sketcher’s Pocket Box (12 half pans).
Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle 24-set.
Artist Loft’s Watercolor Dual Tip Markers and Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Brushes vary. Mostly I use Sakura Water Brush and brushes from Daiso.
From 2013 – 2016, Artist Loft Watercolor 36 count. Also an unnamed 12 count I inherited from my sister.
Copic Sketch and Ciao
Prismacolor Colored Pencils 12-count
Castle Art Color Pencils 120 count
Prismacolor Col-Erase (Light blue, Pink, Carmine Red)
Pentel GraphGear 500
What type/s of paper do you use?
Categorized per medium.
Watercolor/ Ink Wash
Canson Watercolour Paper 140Lb
Strathmore Watercolor 140lb
Pentalic Aqua Journal 140lb
Hahnemuhle Watercolour Book 60lb
Bee Paper 140lb
Canson Bristol Paper 100lb
Strathmore Bristol Paper 100lb