May 14th, 2015

Beyond the Sea

Artist: Faustine Vaughn, United States
Artist’s Statement: For this piece, I was inspired by artwork I saw that featured this idea of hiding fish in the curves of ocean waves, and thought it was so creative! I knew I had to do a similar theme in my sketchbook. But I had no idea what to do for the sky! So I just started making big random swirly clouds to fill up the space, adding color until it just seemed to complement the bottom half of the piece. I sketched a basic outline with my Lamy Safari fountain pen inked with Platinum Carbon Black ink, colored the areas in with layers upon layers of Tombow markers, and then outlined them with a black Micron brush pen. I’ve had the song “Beyond The Sea” stuck in my head ever since.

I’ve been drawn to the Tombow marker medium over and over again in my 7×7 Zeta Series sketchbook. I love the bright white paper that gives my brightly colored markers that visual “pop” I’m looking for. I also like the smooth Zeta finish, as it works great with the markers and fountain pens I use, but is still sturdy enough to handle watercolor washes too. It’s really developing into the ideal combo for me.

MEDIA: Ink and Markers
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

Beyond The Sea

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