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July 4th, 2016

Golden Gate at Vista Point

ARTIST: Jorge Santiago, Jr. United States
ARTIST STATEMENT: I like to practice landscapes and I challenge myself by not doing an underdrawing first. I find this helps me to make relations to objects to create better depth, it tests my perspective skills, and it makes the drawing more spontaneous which is more fun.

I began this drawing with a Pentel Hybrid Technica in my Stillman & Birn softcover Alpha sketchbook, and I started with the girders and landscape because the Golden Gate Bridge was covered in this rolling mist that was endlessly creeping over that hill. I hoped by the time I got to the bridge, it would be visible, but that wasn’t the case so I decided to proceed. I used a Zebra medium brush pen for the heavier lines, and after the inks were dry, I added Sennelier watercolor to the entire drawing and Holbein gouache for the mist. It was important to me that the bridge seemed to hide in the mist, so the gouache really helped capture that sense of something huge and imposing lurking in a dense fog.
MEDIA: Ink, watercolor, gouache
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jorge Santiago Jr. is a professional comic book artist based in Marietta, Georgia. He earned his MFA in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is working on his numerous creator-owned projects. When Jorge isn’t making comics, he can be found in cafes or at bookstores sketching people and the world around him.
email: jorge@jorgesantiagojr.com
website: jorgesantiagojr.com
instagram: @jorgesantiagojr

Golden Gate

This artwork was done in one of our new Alpha Series softcover sketchbooks with rounded corners.

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