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Hi friends, it’s @thegraytergood here again with another #oddlysatisfying video to help you make it through this Wednesday🙂. I used some @sakuraofamerica Gelly roll pens to make this fun journal page, and decided to color it all in from left to right in order to make a fun video – but after this, I’d definitely recommend that y’all use a larger pen that I did to fill in such a large space. The key to making a multi-layered piece like this is to let each layer of ink dry completely before you go on top of it with another color. ⁠
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If you have any questions about this technique, be sure to leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you🙂 And don’t forget to tag me @thegraytergood and #thegraytergood if you post any recreations of this technique! Thanks for hanging out with me this week, and I’ll see y’all in tomorrow with a new video! ⁠

2019-09-11 18:05

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Hi friends, it’s @thegraytergood here again with another #oddlysatisfying video to help you make it through this Wednesday🙂. I used some @sakuraofamerica Gelly roll pens to make this fun journal page, and decided to color it all in from left to right in order to make a fun video – but after this, I’d definitely recommend that y’all use a larger pen that I did to fill in such a large space. The key to making a multi-layered piece like this is to let each layer of ink dry completely before you go on top of it with another color. ⁠ ⁠ If you have any questions about this technique, be sure to leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you🙂 And don’t forget to tag me @thegraytergood and #thegraytergood if you post any recreations of this technique! Thanks for hanging out with me this week, and I’ll see y’all in tomorrow with a new video! ⁠

Hi friends, it’s @thegraytergood again with another quick video tutorial! I used some @sakuraofamerica Glaze pens in different colors to give this “L” a really cool shadow effect on this black cardstock. Here’s how I did it: ⁠⠀
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• supplies: @sakuraofamerica white gelly roll pen in size 10, Glaze pen in black and red, mechanical pencil, and art eraser.⁠⠀
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1) Start by sketching out your letter and adding in some drop shade. To do this sketch the same letter again, but slightly shifted down and to the left – and then connect the two. (For a more indepth tutorial on how to create drop shade, check out my blog post on @archerandolive !)⁠⠀
2) For this shadow, our light source is coming from the upper right – so that means part of the shadow is to the side of the letter, and part of the shadow is underneath. So if you make those two different parts of the shadow two different colors (with the underneath part a darker color), it gives the shadow a really cool depth. ⁠⠀
3) Since I was using black paper, I filled in the letter with a white gelly roll pen and used my black and red Glaze pens to create the shadow. ⁠⠀
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If you have any more questions about this technique, be sure to leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you😄 And don’t forget to tag me @thegraytergood and #thegraytergood if you post any recreations of this technique! Thanks for hanging out with me this week, and I’ll see y’all in tomorrow with a new video! ⁠⠀

2019-09-10 18:14

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Hi friends, it’s @thegraytergood again with another quick video tutorial! I used some @sakuraofamerica Glaze pens in different colors to give this “L” a really cool shadow effect on this black cardstock. Here’s how I did it: ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ • supplies: @sakuraofamerica white gelly roll pen in size 10, Glaze pen in black and red, mechanical pencil, and art eraser.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 1) Start by sketching out your letter and adding in some drop shade. To do this sketch the same letter again, but slightly shifted down and to the left – and then connect the two. (For a more indepth tutorial on how to create drop shade, check out my blog post on @archerandolive !)⁠⠀ 2) For this shadow, our light source is coming from the upper right – so that means part of the shadow is to the side of the letter, and part of the shadow is underneath. So if you make those two different parts of the shadow two different colors (with the underneath part a darker color), it gives the shadow a really cool depth. ⁠⠀ 3) Since I was using black paper, I filled in the letter with a white gelly roll pen and used my black and red Glaze pens to create the shadow. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you have any more questions about this technique, be sure to leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you😄 And don’t forget to tag me @thegraytergood and #thegraytergood if you post any recreations of this technique! Thanks for hanging out with me this week, and I’ll see y’all in tomorrow with a new video! ⁠⠀

Monday mood. 😴 Who can relate? Hi, friends, it’s @thegraytergood here to take over the feed for a week and share some lettering tutorials that will hopefully help spark your creativity. I thought it would be fun to start with circle lettering, so let’s get into it. ⁠⠀
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• supplies: @sakuraofamerica white gelly roll pen in size 10, Glaze pen in ‘black’, mechanical pencil, and art eraser.⁠⠀
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1) Start by tracing a circle to fill with your chosen word or quote - you can use the base of a candle, a mug, a cereal bowl, or whatever you like – but don’t make it TOO big because that can sometimes be overwhelming. ⁠⠀
2) Now you can sketch out your chosen words and figure out how you want them to fill the space. Don’t sketch out the style of the letters just yet, just get the placement of the words where you want them. Pro tip: if you’ve got a lot of words, make the most important words the largest and words like ‘and’, ‘the’, and so on, smaller. This system of organization is called ‘hierarchy’. ⁠⠀
3) Now you can start to add ‘weight’, or thickness to your letters. Try to make sure it’s even, or ‘monoweight’ throughout each word, although it can vary between the sizes of your words. ⁠⠀
4) Now for the fun part – you get to color it in! I used my black gelly roll pen to outline everything, let it dry for about 10minutes, then went over it with my art eraser to get rid of all the pencil lines before I filled it in. I used a Glaze pen to fill it in because it’s super pigmented, shiny, and gives a 3D effect. ⁠⠀
5) Let your glaze pen ink dry for awhile – until it’s dry to the touch! – and then you can go over it with the white pen to add an inline or highlight to all the letters. ⁠⠀
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If you have any more questions about this technique, be sure to leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you 😄 And don’t forget to tag me @thegraytergood and #thegraytergood if you post any recreations of this technique! Thanks for hanging out with me this week, and I’ll see y’all in tomorrow with a new video!⁠⠀

2019-09-09 18:08

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Monday mood. 😴 Who can relate Hi, friends, it’s @thegraytergood here to take over the feed for a week and share some lettering tutorials that will hopefully help spark your creativity. I thought it would be fun to start with circle lettering, so let’s get into it. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ • supplies: @sakuraofamerica white gelly roll pen in size 10, Glaze pen in ‘black’, mechanical pencil, and art eraser.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 1) Start by tracing a circle to fill with your chosen word or quote - you can use the base of a candle, a mug, a cereal bowl, or whatever you like – but don’t make it TOO big because that can sometimes be overwhelming. ⁠⠀ 2) Now you can sketch out your chosen words and figure out how you want them to fill the space. Don’t sketch out the style of the letters just yet, just get the placement of the words where you want them. Pro tip: if you’ve got a lot of words, make the most important words the largest and words like ‘and’, ‘the’, and so on, smaller. This system of organization is called ‘hierarchy’. ⁠⠀ 3) Now you can start to add ‘weight’, or thickness to your letters. Try to make sure it’s even, or ‘monoweight’ throughout each word, although it can vary between the sizes of your words. ⁠⠀ 4) Now for the fun part – you get to color it in! I used my black gelly roll pen to outline everything, let it dry for about 10minutes, then went over it with my art eraser to get rid of all the pencil lines before I filled it in. I used a Glaze pen to fill it in because it’s super pigmented, shiny, and gives a 3D effect. ⁠⠀ 5) Let your glaze pen ink dry for awhile – until it’s dry to the touch! – and then you can go over it with the white pen to add an inline or highlight to all the letters. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you have any more questions about this technique, be sure to leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you 😄 And don’t forget to tag me @thegraytergood and #thegraytergood if you post any recreations of this technique! Thanks for hanging out with me this week, and I’ll see y’all in tomorrow with a new video!⁠⠀

@jingoillo here, with a sneak peek of one of the pieces for my solo exhibit tonight at the @harrisoncenterarts in Indianapolis. “Circle City Sketches” is a show that will feature my urban sketches in Indianapolis, and will hopefully elevate urban sketching as a legitimate art form in the gallery world.⁠⠀
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If you’re in the area, please stop by! Opening reception is from 6pm - 10pm PST, and there will be a raffle to win a @sakuraofamerica prize pack of my favorite products!⁠⠀
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Thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to follow my account at @jingoillo!⁠⠀

2019-09-06 18:17

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@jingoillo here, with a sneak peek of one of the pieces for my solo exhibit tonight at the @harrisoncenterarts in Indianapolis. “Circle City Sketches” is a show that will feature my urban sketches in Indianapolis, and will hopefully elevate urban sketching as a legitimate art form in the gallery world.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you’re in the area, please stop by! Opening reception is from 6pm - 10pm PST, and there will be a raffle to win a @sakuraofamerica prize pack of my favorite products!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to follow my account at @jingoillo!⁠⠀

@jingoillo again, sharing another sketch from my trip to the Philippines, my home country. Here, I made sure to make good use of the peacefulness of Villa Escudero, a coconut plantation on the northern island of Luzon. This sketch was made with the #SakuraKoi watercolor set and #PigmaMicron pens--a winning combination!

2019-09-05 22:00

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@jingoillo again, sharing another sketch from my trip to the Philippines, my home country. Here, I made sure to make good use of the peacefulness of Villa Escudero, a coconut plantation on the northern island of Luzon. This sketch was made with the #SakuraKoi watercolor set and #PigmaMicron pens--a winning combination!

@jingoillo here, with a sketchbook spread from my 12-hour Trans-Pacific flight to the Philippines a few weeks ago. I used @sakuraofamerica’s #SakuraKoi watercolor set for this one. Its compact size and vibrant colors make it ideal for the on-the-go sketcher. So the next time you’re on a long flight? Start sketching. Sketch your food. Sketch the person snoozing across the aisle. Not only does this practice help with letting time pass, it helps you notice your surroundings a little bit better.

2019-09-05 18:02

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@jingoillo here, with a sketchbook spread from my 12-hour Trans-Pacific flight to the Philippines a few weeks ago. I used @sakuraofamerica’s #SakuraKoi watercolor set for this one. Its compact size and vibrant colors make it ideal for the on-the-go sketcher. So the next time you’re on a long flight Start sketching. Sketch your food. Sketch the person snoozing across the aisle. Not only does this practice help with letting time pass, it helps you notice your surroundings a little bit better.

@jingoillo again, making every last bit of summer count by visiting the local ice cream truck! Every now and then, I like to mix it up by using toned paper, and using the white #GellyRoll pen for adding for highlights! This @sakuraofamerica classic is a popular tool for making drawings even more dynamic.⁠⠀
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Swipe right for a close-up of the sketch!⁠⠀

2019-09-04 17:23

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@jingoillo again, making every last bit of summer count by visiting the local ice cream truck! Every now and then, I like to mix it up by using toned paper, and using the white #GellyRoll pen for adding for highlights! This @sakuraofamerica classic is a popular tool for making drawings even more dynamic.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Swipe right for a close-up of the sketch!⁠⠀

Hello, everyone! @jingoillo here, and I’m this week’s guest artist! I’m an illustrator, art educator, and urban sketcher from Indianapolis, IN. I love to document everyday experiences--like going to the local drive-in theater--using my sketchbook, and @sakuraofamerica products. For this sketch, I used the classic #PigmaMicron pens. The archival ink gives every sketch a rich quality, and will surely last for a long time!

2019-09-03 18:00

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Hello, everyone! @jingoillo here, and I’m this week’s guest artist! I’m an illustrator, art educator, and urban sketcher from Indianapolis, IN. I love to document everyday experiences--like going to the local drive-in theater--using my sketchbook, and @sakuraofamerica products. For this sketch, I used the classic #PigmaMicron pens. The archival ink gives every sketch a rich quality, and will surely last for a long time!

Who else is excited for the Dark Crystal premier on Netflix? 🙋 @joelgomezart definitely is! Check out his latest sketch process in our newest Youtube video. Link in bio! #DarkCrystal

2019-08-30 18:00

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Who else is excited for the Dark Crystal premier on Netflix 🙋 @joelgomezart definitely is! Check out his latest sketch process in our newest Youtube video. Link in bio! #DarkCrystal

Our last tip for #backtoschool is make sure you write things down! Take the time to do a brain dump, or get in the habit of creating to-do lists, it truly makes a difference! 📝 .
How do you like to keep track of your life? Planner, bullet journal, to-do list? Let us know in the comments!

2019-08-30 00:21

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Our last tip for #backtoschool is make sure you write things down! Take the time to do a brain dump, or get in the habit of creating to-do lists, it truly makes a difference! 📝 . How do you like to keep track of your life Planner, bullet journal, to-do list Let us know in the comments!

We like to use pen cups and displays to store our pens. 🤓 How do you like to store your supplies? #backtoschool

2019-08-29 00:22

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We like to use pen cups and displays to store our pens. 🤓 How do you like to store your supplies #backtoschool

It’s officially #backtoschool season! 🤓 What are some ways you like to stay organized during the school year? 🗂 Let us know in the comments! .
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Stay tuned for more back to school tips this week!🖊📖

2019-08-27 22:21

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It’s officially #backtoschool season! 🤓 What are some ways you like to stay organized during the school year 🗂 Let us know in the comments! . . . Stay tuned for more back to school tips this week!🖊📖

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