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Not worried about stroke marks...

Here’s an E-mail I got from an artist struggling with Paint Pen Strokes: I’m painting on a skimboard with your paint pens.  How can you avoid “stroke marks” ?  When painting on the board you can see each individual stroke line also making marks between colors.  It’s not noticeable from a distance but up close looks bad.  Thank you – Joe

Joe, the stroke marks are actually a good thing – I use the stroke marks to my advantage.  They help me create flow and depth and direction, as well as creating curve or flow in one direction or another.  You can work with the stroke marks to create a better painting, rather than try to avoid them.  It takes some practice and experimentation at first.  I go into great detail on this in my DVD – if you don’t already have it, check it out!

One other thought on stroke marks – just like pencil marks, I tend to like having my paintings look less than perfect.  When I went to the Rick Griffen exhibit in Laguna Beach a few years ago, I really enjoyed looking at his originals that had not only imperfect pencil marks, but also some of his sketches and paintings had areas that were whited out!  It made the art so much more real to me, and I keep that in mind when I’m painting my own pieces.

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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…)


Pamela


Our workshop was held at Todd & Cate Sutz’ Island Inspired Surf Shop in Myrtle Beach. We had people travel from as far as Miami and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL for it! (Thanks for making the trip, Pamela and George)

A 6 hour workshop just isn’t enough time! People who came had a blast, they learned hands-on from Drew how to fine tune their paint pen techniques. Most of the people are talented, seasoned artists! Read on: (more…)