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Featured Artist: Chip Whitehouse
Chip Whitehouse is an artist/painter who live streams his process of creating traditional media as a partnered entertainer on Twitch.tv. Best known for his flamboyant personality and colourful over the top imagery, as well as his impeccable eye for capturing faces, Chip is also a co-founder and sock designer at SymbolicSocks.com. Chip studied art at Indiana University, culminating in selection for their BFA painting program, studied fashion design at FIDM in San Francisco, and apprenticed under award winning international tattoo artist, Svetlyo, at Dream Masters Custom Tattoos in San Francisco.
Challenge: Workspace Highlight
This month we are converting your office desk into an art studio. Sometimes the perfect art supplies can be found in the unexpected. Practical items we handle everyday if shifted from their intended use to create something beautiful.
What was in the box?
STAEDTLER Triplus Mobile Office – http://amzn.to/2syDOnB
This kit contains a black fineliner, blue ballpoint pen, highlighter in neon yellow and a mechanical pencil. A complete office sketching kit in its own case.
KOH-I-NOOR Highlighter Pencils – http://amzn.to/2t7WnMh
These high quality dry highliter pencils are a great alternative to a standard highlighter marker. They won’t dry out or bleed through the page. Plus we can also use them in our artwork to add that neon edge.
STABILO pointMax – http://amzn.to/2t7UxLc
The pointMax has a strong nylon felt tip and the ink is designed to dry quickly and not to bleed through paper. The 0.8mm nib is also great for adding a few stong outlines to give your work more line variation.
M Lighter Fluorescent Pens – http://amzn.to/2sgof0Q
The humble highlighter may be overlooked as an art supply but you can’t knock the bright fluorescent colours of the ink. Using these supplies outside thier intended use is a nice way to add a splash of colour to your art and bring out those important highlights.
Silvine Field Sketch Book – http://amzn.to/2sv0tjG
The 40 page sketch book with 140gsm textured acid free cartridge paper is perfect for those wanting to get out of the office and sketch what’s around them. Suitable for all art supplies, even highlighters!!!