Our Son Has Come!

Posted on Jan 16, 2018

On December 28, 2017, our son was born!

His original due date was 01/17/18, but due to medical concerns surrounding his small size, our doctors pushed up the delivery date (which was 37 weeks along). Following his birth, lab results confirmed that this was a good call by the doctors, and we are fortunate to have him with us.

He was 4 lbs 3 oz and came out strong; however, a couple hours later, he started breathing fast and his blood sugar dropped quite low. Truly, I thought I was going to lose my son. His body was so lethargic and looked like he didn’t have much longer to live. BUT they put him NICU and and over the course of those 6 days he got better. They released him from NICU on January 3rd to come home!

A couple days after his release, the pediatrician had him weighed at 4lbs 1oz. Seven days later, the pediatrician had him weighed at 4lbs 15oz!!!!!! Apparently, he has been growing 50% faster than average, and we are so happy he is growing so well! Everything else has continued to look good!

We are overjoyed at this blessing God has given us and are looking forward to the adventure to come!

Below are some images (he actually was/is a lot smaller than he looks in the photos)

Movies Watched in 2017

Posted on Dec 27, 2017

This past year, I wanted to immerse myself into visual storytelling in movies, so we watched quite a few movies (88 to be precise). Hope I learned something, but at least I enjoyed this research!

While we rented some from GooglePlay and through our Amazon Prime Video, to our delight, we realized that we could check out many movies (even just released to dvd) through our local library! Nothing like watching movies for free!

As a side note & a little insight to me, I am not fond of watching movies at the movie theater as I find it inconvenient & discomforting (in fact, I can’t quite remember how many years ago it has been since watching a movie in the theater). Watching at home allows me to pause as needed (use restroom, get something to drink/eat, look something up, talk about what was shown, go do something and come back to the movie hours later, etc.), rewind (usually to clarify what was said/shown or re-listen/re-see if distracted when in natural play), and simply to relax (lay down, wear very casual clothes, talk & use smartphone more freely during the movie, sketch or do work during the movie, etc.). Oh, and it’s a whole lot cheaper!

…hmm… “Nothing like watching movies for free!”… “it’s a whole lot cheaper!”… Well, I sure sound like a cheapskate! — haha — I’m not, but if I can get something at a lesser cost (especially if I find the lesser cost version to be better), then why pay more?


FAVORITES & NOTES:

These movies get repeated in their category below; however, I wanted to call out some of my favorites. Since I’m not certain as to which order I would put them in, I listed them in alphabetical order:

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Ernest & Celestine (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

James and the Giant Peach (1996)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

My Life As A Zucchini (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Wadjda (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

NOTES:

I also enjoyed the Planet of the Apes Trilogy, the Star Wars movies, and The Spiderwick Chronicles; though, I’m not sure if they make it to the “Favorites” list. Similarly, I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the mix of 3D, 2D, etc. in The Peanuts Movie; it was something I was skeptical & critical of before watching it but actually found it to be an appropriate and endearing approach.

Maybe I’ll make some people upset here, but I did have some unexpected disappointments with some movies that had a lot of critic, industry, and public “fanfare” (Note: This doesn’t mean that I disliked the movies all together, for in fact, there were various great things about them) : Logan — While I liked the gritty, dusty & somewhat realistic style of Logan, it was far too violent/angry/aggressive for me. Wonder Woman — This had fun action sequences & exciting special effects, but while it was nice to see the Wonder Woman character being physically strong as well as compassionate, I found her to make key decisions based off of emotion rather than thoughtful strategy & such; thus, I didn’t find her to be quite the best role model as the character was praised for being, particularly for encouraging STEM, leadership, etc. La La Land — This just seemed to have unending praise heaped upon it, but I found it quite forgettable; however, I must say that I very much so liked the color usage, sets/scenes & the compositions of them. The live action versions of The Jungle Book and Beauty & The Beast — Both of these were visually wonderful with great production quality; however, they not only didn’t live up to the original cartoon versions for me but seemed to be lacking something (perhaps it is just my own nostalgia).

I probably should spend more time writing down thoughts after watching movies, especially as I would love to be more thorough here on what I liked/disliked & why for all the movies. Maybe I’ll find some time to go back to ponder on all of these more, and maybe I’ll start writing down thoughts on movies going forward shortly after watching them…


THE LIST:

Here’s the list of movies watched in alphabetical order according to category (Children’s/Family, Drama, Fantasy/Sci-Fi) along with links to their pages on IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Wikipedia, Amazon Video and DVD/Blu-Ray:

CHILDREN’S/FAMILY:

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Bee Movie (2007)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Beauty and the Beast (2017, Live Action)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The BFG (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Big Hero 6 (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Book of Life (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Boxtrolls (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Brave (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Brother Bear (2003)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

A Cat in Paris (2010)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Cat Returns (2002)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Despicable Me (2010)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Despicable Me 2 (2013)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Despicable Me 3 (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

(Despicable Me Franchise on Wikipedia | 3-Movie Blu-Ray)

Epic (2013)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Ernest & Celestine (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Finding Dory (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Frankenweenie (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Frozen (2013)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Hotel Transylvania (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

(Hotel Transylvania Franchise on Wikipedia)

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

(How To Train Your Dragon Franchise on Wikipedia)

James and the Giant Peach (1996)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Jungle Book (2016, Live Action)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Madagascar (2005)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Madagascar 2: Escape Africa (2008)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

(The Madagascar Franchise on Wikipedia | 3-Movie Blu-Ray)

Minions (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Moana (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Monsters, Inc. (2001)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Monsters University (2013)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

(The Monsters Inc. Franchise on Wikipedia | 2-Movie Blu-Ray)

My Life As A Zucchini (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Nim’s Island (2008)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Nocturna (2007)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Nut Job (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (2009)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Paddington (2014, Live Action)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

ParaNorman (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Peanuts Movie (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Princess and the Frog (2009)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Shrek Forever After (2010)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Sing (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Tangled (2010)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Trolls (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Zootopia (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray


DRAMA:

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Chef (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Danish Girl (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

La La Land (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Rushmore (1998)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Theory of Everything (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Wadjda (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray


FANTASY/SCI-FI:

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Alien: Covenant (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Doctor Strange (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Ghost In The Shell (2017, Live Action)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Godzilla (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Logan (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Pacific Rim (2013)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Planet of the Apes (Rise of the, 2011)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Planet of the Apes (Dawn of the, 2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Planet of the Apes (War for the, 2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

(The Planet of the Apes Franchise on Wikipedia | 3-Movie Blu-Ray)

Prometheus (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Suicide Squad (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

(The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Franchise on Wikipedia)

The Wolverine (2013)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Wonder Woman (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

X-Men: First Class (2011)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

(The X-Men Brand on Wikipedia | The X-Men Film Series on Wikipedia)


I look forward to hopefully watching many more movies in 2018 & beyond (and continuing to read many more books too!) — Library time!

The World Illustration Awards 2018

Posted on Dec 11, 2017

The Association of Illustrators presents The World Illustration Awards 2018.

https://theaoi.com/world-illustration-awards/call-for-entries/

The World Illustration Awards 2018 call for entries is now open!

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Illustrators in any country working in any medium or context can enter work created between January 2017 and February 2018.

Submissions can be made into eight categories as either a New Talent (students or those within 2 years of graduation or entering the illustration world) or as a Professional entry.

Work may be entered by the creator or third parties such as agents, colleges or commissioners.

In addition to the prestige of being recognised by the World Illustration Awards, there are many tangible benefits to entering:

Be seen by commissioners:

  • Selected entries will be promoted across our extensive industry networks as soon as they come in.
  • All entrants have their work seen and judged by industry professionals, which may lead to commissions.
  • All 200 shortlisted and winning entries are included in a full colour, 128-page catalogue, direct mailed to 1,300 major commissioners worldwide.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be showcased on the Awards site in dedicated online portfolios.
  • All shortlisted artists will have their work promoted across the AOI’s industry networks.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be presented in a high-profile exhibition at Somerset House, London held in June 2018.
  • All shortlisted entries have the opportunity to be selected for a touring exhibition which receives over 40,000 visitors every year.

Be in with a chance to win some incredible prizes:

  • This year there are cash prizes for the Overall Winners, sponsored by rOtring: £2,000 for the Overall Professional Winner, and £1,000 for the Overall New Talent Winner.
  • The Overall Professional Winner will receive 1 full page in Directory of Illustration No. 35. including an online portfolio with 100 images. The value is $2695 USD.
  • The Professional Advertising Category Winner will receive an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • The New Talent Advertising Category Winner will receive a Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • All category winners will be given a complimentary annual AOI membership, valued at £160.

Entry fees apply. Single entry: 1 image or 1 moving image link: £25 / $33 / €30
Multiple Entry: Up to 5 images (or combination of still and moving images): £45 / $60 / €54

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Learn More and Enter Here:

https://theaoi.com/world-illustration-awards/call-for-entries/

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Goliath Games’ Wordsearch Box Concepts

Posted on Dec 1, 2017

It was my pleasure to work on box cover concepts for Goliath Games’ popular Wordsearch game. Each of the concepts focused on a nuanced approach for niche placement and have a variation which could also be considered for additional game editions. Pictured are: 1) Fun Play (Family); 2) Search Competition (Party); 3) Fast Action (Mass Market); 4) Game Play (Intellectual/Educational); 5) Concept (Specialty); 6) Minimalist (High End). Additional considerations were given for printing treatments as well as box structure.

WhatTheFont : Identify Fonts Instantly

Posted on Nov 16, 2017

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/mobile/

More Info:
https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/10/31/this-app-is-like-shazam-for-fonts/

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.

The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through MyFonts or even share them on social media.

Inktober 2017 Recap

Posted on Nov 1, 2017

Below are my 2017 Inktober sketches in one combined image. This year, my approach was to pick a theme (“Monsters at Work”) and use an ink brush. The 33 images represent:

It was Inktober Eve and Little Scott delightfully dreamed of Monsters at Work. He dreamt about:

01: “Barbershop Quartet Soloist”
02: “Public Restroom Smell Tester”
03: “Mailbox Counselor”
04: “Swamp-Pool Scrubber”
05: “Rain Taste Reviewer”
06: “Pin Sharpness Inspector”
07: “Worm Cookie Baker”
08: “Worm Cookie Eater”
09: “Leaf Pile Sculptor”
10: “Lion Walker”
11: “Bubblewrap Popping Listener”
12: “Kite Motion Analyst”
13: “Royal Meatball Delivery Specialist”
14: “Sr. Toothbrush Recovery Manager”
15: “Stick Holding Trainer”
16: “Chief Something Officer”
17: “Boredom Enhancement Agent”
18: “Wrapping Paper Musician”
19: “Substitute Cat Toy”
20: “Bubble Pattern Director”
21: “Sr. Meeting Attender”
22: “Paint Drying Observationalist”
23: “Gossip Engineer”
24: “Confetti Counter”
25: “Executive Thinker”
26: “Squawk Officer”
27: “Expert of Stuff”
28: “Dingleberry Farmer”
29: “EVP Self-Tickling”
30: “Hug Champion”
31: “Joy Maker”

Then Little Scott awoke from dreaming about Monsters at Work. Inktober was over, but Little Scott decided to work like a monster the rest of his life.

Inktober

For those that don’t know what Inktober is: Inktober.com

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

I [Jake Parker] created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.

Inktober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2017

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.


Learn More:

Jake Parker : MrJakeParker.com

Inktober : Inktober.com

SVSLearnSVSLearn.com

Listen To Jake Parker speak about this in the Drawn & Drafted Live Podcast:
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/projectcast-jakeparker


 

Wipro Office Wall Art

Posted on Nov 1, 2017

How exciting it was to see Wipro’s interest in creating a lighthearted aspect to their Dallas (Plano) office through the wall art I was commissioned to do. Pictured are: Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Blockchain, & Machine Learning.

Drawn & Drafted Live Podcast with Jake Parker

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Tue, Oct 24, 2017 1:00 PM EST
ProjectCast with Jake Parker

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/projectcast-jakeparker

Jake Parker : MrJakeParker.com

Inktober : Inktober.com

SVSLearnSVSLearn.com


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DrawnAndDrafted.com (Also DearArtDirector.tumblr.com) has been having live podcasts that have been wonderful. The podcasts are held on Crowdcast.io. D&D’s profile is Crowdcast.io/drawnanddrafted where upcoming podcasts can be registered for and previous ones can be replayed. I also posted about the first four here

DrawnAndDrafted.com is led by Lauren Panepinto (Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press: Twitter | Instagram | Orbit Books Profile) and Marc Scheff (Artist/Art Director : TwitterInstagram | MarcScheff.com)

Drawn & Drafted Live Podcast with Stan Prokopenko

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 1:00 PM EST
ProjectCast with Stan Prokopenko

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/projectcast-proko

Stan Prokopenko:


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DrawnAndDrafted.com (Also DearArtDirector.tumblr.com) has been having live podcasts that have been wonderful. The podcasts are held on Crowdcast.io. D&D’s profile is Crowdcast.io/drawnanddrafted where upcoming podcasts can be registered for and previous ones can be replayed. I also posted about the first four here

DrawnAndDrafted.com is led by Lauren Panepinto (Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press: Twitter | Instagram | Orbit Books Profile) and Marc Scheff (Artist/Art Director : TwitterInstagram | MarcScheff.com)

Zebra Fude Brush Pen

Posted on Sep 13, 2017

Recently, I picked up the Zebra Fude Brush Pen that I’ve had sitting around unopened while using other tools…

I have fallen in love.

I particularly enjoy the delicate lines & bristle bounce-back as well as the ink flow. It is not waterproof, but I’m not using any watercolors or gouache on top, so no issues for me.

I still like my Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen and am looking forward to trying others, but the Zebra Fude Brush Pen has become the one to beat… and from it being spoken highly of by Jake Parker (mrjakeparker.com) and Skottie Young (skottieyoung.com) (see their Instagram reviews below), I’m guessing it will stay the one to beat!


ZebraPen

Zebra Japan : Zebra.co.jp

Zebra USA : ZebraPen.com


Zebra Fude Brush Pen, Double Sided — Bristles / Hard – Fine (FD-502)

“Write beautiful brush lettering with the Zebra Brush Pen. It’s wonderful for writing letters and cards for special occasions as well as for making crafts. It contains a water-based dye-based ink.

This FD-502 model conveniently has two tips in one pen. One tip is made of hairs, giving you the experience of using a real brush. The hair is made of synthetic fibers. The other tip is a hard tip, which is great for those who prefer a tip that’s easy to use—it gives the feel of using a regular felt tip pen but still lets you write beautiful characters.” — From JetPens.com

Buy on Amazon
Buy on JetPens.com


Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, Includes 2 Black Ink Refills (GFKP3BPA)

“The Pentel Pocket Brush Pen is ideal for creating fine to broad lines with a single brushstroke. Portable and refillable with permanent pigment ink, it’s perfect for painting, cartooning, detailing, and much more.” — From DickBlick.com

Buy on Amazon
Buy on DickBlick.com


Zebra’s F-301 Ballpoint Pens

FYI: I also really like Zebra’s F-301 Ballpoint Pens!


Jake Parker

Jake Parker : MrJakeParker.com


Skottie Young

Trying out the Zebra Brush pen. Love it. #ink #ihatefairyland #wip #fcbd #imagecomics #makingcomics #brushpen

A post shared by skottie young (@skottieyoung) on

Skottie Young : SkottieYoung.com


JetPens.com Intro to Pocket Brush Pens

JetPens.com also has a video talking about pocket brush pens that you might want to watch. The content from their Youtube description is below too:

JetPens
Published on Feb 23, 2015
https://youtu.be/dNWwjXqDExs
Pocket brush pens are the modern version of traditional brushes, combining a brush tip with a marker pen body where ink cartridges can be installed. In this video, we will highlight six main characteristics you should consider when choosing a pocket brush pen.

To learn more about pocket brush pens for calligraphy or art, head over to JetPens Blog to check out our articles.

http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-brush-pen-for-calligraphy/pt/621

Here are the brush pens featured in the video.

1. Tip Types
Natural Hair:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-50-Fountain-Hair-Brush-Pen-Sable-Hair-Black-Body-Gold-Accents-Refill/pd/3960
Synthetic Hair:
http://www.jetpens.com/Sailor-Profit-Brush-Pen-Medium/pd/8822
Felt Tip:
http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Pocket-Brush-Pen-Soft/pd/2482

2. Firmness
Firm:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-Bimoji-Felt-Tip-Brush-Pen-with-Special-Grip-Medium/pd/5186
Medium:
http://www.jetpens.com/Platinum-Japanese-Art-Pocket-Brush-Pen/pd/1971
Soft:
http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-New-Brush-Pen-Medium/pd/11883

3. Fineness
Fine:
http://www.jetpens.com/Zebra-Disposable-Brush-Pen-Super-Fine/pd/2309
Medium:
http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Futayaku-Double-Sided-Brush-Pen-Fine-Medium-Black-Ink/pd/10673
Broad:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-6-Double-Sided-Brush-Pen-Soft-Gray-Black-Ink/pd/2668

4. Flexibility
http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Pen-for-Calligraphy/pd/1793

5. Ink Flow
Wet:
http://www.jetpens.com/Sailor-Profit-Brush-Pen-Medium/pd/8822
Medium:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-No.-8-Fountain-Brush-Pen/pd/2672
Dry:
http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Standard-Brush-Pen-Tsumi-Tip/pd/2416

6. Pigmentations
Gray:
http://www.jetpens.com/Uni-Brush-Pen-Set-Gray-Fine-Broad-Tip/pd/2682
Black (Light)
http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Kirari-Portable-Brush-Pen-Medium-Sakura-Pink-Body/pd/11598
Black (Dark)
http://www.jetpens.com/Pentel-Pigment-Ink-Brush-Pen-Extra-Fine/pd/10976

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