Featured Artist: Cai Burton
Cai Burton is an illustrator and designer based in Bristol, UK. Patterns and line drawings are his thing, and he loves working in black and white. Spots are the focus of a lot of his work recently, and he loves the way they create flowing and organic patterns. A huge part of his work is the repetitive process that goes into it. For him, drawing is mindful and helps him to rest and calm down. The repeating actions that go into hand drawing each and every circle is as much a part of the piece as the end result.
Challenge: Born From Bubbles
This month we want you to see what you can create with circles. Use them as a starting point or slowly build them up to create your artwork. Add a splash of metallic blue or gold to accent your bubbly creation and see what wonders emerge.
What was in the box?
Spectrum Noir Artliner Set – http://amzn.to/2DLZga5
These Artliner pens are a fineline pens perfect for sketching, outlining and colouring fine details. They are smudge-free and perfect for use with all alcohol markers, mixed media or just doodling. The set contains a great selection of line widths and even a brush pen. So crack open this set and get scrawlin’!
Artline Gold Metallic Marker – http://amzn.to/2ClRXJU
This 1.2mm marker is rich in pigment and creates an excellent metallic effect. They are quick drying, acid & Xylene free as well as being highly water and fade resistant. These markers are completely opaque, even on dark or transparent surfaces. The colour will remain crisp over a long period of time.
Staedtler Metal Compass With Pencil – http://amzn.to/2C8JOnU
If you want to get perfectly round shapes then try a compass. This circle creating tool has a universal grip so you can use the included pencil, a colour pencil or even a fineline pen. So when your outlining your drawing you can still get great results. Give it a go!
Artline Supreme Metallic Marker – http://amzn.to/2qcGW88
Solid extruded graphite pencil with a thin layer of lacquer to facilitate handling. Sharpen like a normal woodcase pencil for detail work, or use the edges or blunt points for shading or broad, expressive work.