Tips & How To

“Drew, I bought your DVD and learned so much from it. I have had so much fun doing combo spray designs with paint pen designs but I would like to know any hints or techniques for doing smooth pinlines and borders along rails or to separate paint pen panels and sprayed areas.  Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and your talents – Bud Tatum”

These are great questions, Bud.  When doing Combo Spray and Paint Pen Designs, you have 2 ways to go: (more…)

POSCAs-Not yet sponsoring Drew!
POSCAs-Not yet sponsoring Drew!

UPDATE TO THIS BLOG POST on OCT 8, 2012:  Drew Brophy is now sponsored by Uni Posca, Iwata, Fredrix Canvas and many other companies.  These steps we posted helped to make that happen!

Watch a Video where I talk about how to get sponsorship and I give a lot of examples, on Smart Creative Women Podcast Site.

Here’s a question from Zach Neff:  “Ive been drawing my whole life…..with a certain pen company….I’m wondering whats the best way to go about getting sponsored or provided with the supplies and then make a site, sell the art and advertise a pen company and put my drawings n such on stuff?”

Zack, to get sponsored by an art supply manufacturer, you’ll need to follow these steps: (more…)

Spunk's Chucks Painted up with POSCAS

Chick's Kicks for Spunk!

Karoleen, a graphic designer in Santa Barbara, had about 5 million questions in an e-mail.  I’ll answer one here and the rest will have to wait!

What kind of markers do you use for painting canvas shoes?  I’ve heard acrylic mixed with acetone 5:2 should work.  Do you think POSCAS would be more sufficient?”

I like the POSCA water-based paint pens best because they are quick & easy.  I’ve tried acrylics and found it to be tedious.   Check out a video of me painting a pair of Maria’s Chuck Taylor’s:  (more…)