Do you draw on both sides of your sketchbook paper?

Posted on Sep 8, 2016

Another artist posed the question:

Do you draw on both sides of the paper?

My response:

If you are using pencil or some similar dry media and do on both sides, there is a potential for images to rub against one another when the book is closed, thus causing smudging & such. Also, it might make scans and/or photos of the page show a hint of the sketch on the underside (if done dark enough and the paper isn’t thick enough).

Though I tend to just use “white” paper since my sketches are more for “play”, I have loved the sketching work of Kevin Keele, who does on browns & grays. On one of his Instagram posts, he said, “The process I take when sketching an image: I start by doing a rough, light drawing with a ball point pen ( zebra f-301s are my favorites). Then I fill in the shadows with a 50% grey Prismacolor marker. Next I go back to the ball point, fill in all the dark details. Last, I use a white gellyroll pen to add the highlights.”

A couple of links on Keele:
https://www.instagram.com/kkeeleart/
http://beawesome.blogspot.com/

Oh also, Jake Parker has a list of his tools on his site:
http://mrjakeparker.com/tools

Period of Silence

Posted on Apr 1, 2014

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I am writing this at the end of 2016 and backdating this: I hadn’t realized just how long it’s been since I posted to this blog! Much has happened since the March 31, 2014 post, but it was never posted. So, I’ll be adding some posts backdated to their approximate occurrence, such as artwork created, significant events, etc. Hopefully, I will be able to start consistently posting starting in 2017!

Keep up to date with other posts social media activity; below is where I’m most active:

http://www.Twitter.com/ScottMonaco/

http://www.Instagram.com/QuietYell/

http://www.Instagram.com/QuietYellSketches/

http://www.Facebook.com/QuietYell/

http://www.Pinterest.com/ScottMonaco/ (21k+ art pins)

Also, you can find me posting here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/quietyell

https://www.scbwi.org/members-public/scott-monaco

http://scottmonaco.deviantart.com

https://www.behance.net/ScottMonaco

https://www.artstation.com/artist/monaco

QuietYell Products: ¡Hola, Lipsy Lola!

Posted on Mar 31, 2014
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Stroll down South Beach and you might holla “¡Hola, Lipsy Lola!” when you see those luscious Latin lips and all the other lusciousness that follows! Your QuietYell™ might not stay so quiet for very long!

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QuietYell Products: Baby Navy Bear

Posted on Mar 15, 2014
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“Ahoy!” is the QuietYell™ of the Baby Navy Bear, welcoming you into his summer beach fun!

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QuietYell Products: Sweet Arrival

Posted on Feb 17, 2014
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We’ve journeyed so far, and we’ve traveled so long. Finally, our arrival at the Sweet Kingdom has come!
We’ve followed the path, the only way that’s right; To arrive at Sweet Kingdom with unending delight.
There’s plenty to have in this Sweet Kingdom of joy, So we’ve kept inviting every girl and boy.
The land is covered with such delightful things, We hurry to see what the Sweet Kingdom brings.
There’s a chocolate river that seems to be living. It comes from the throne of the King who’s so giving.
His palace glistens atop the mountain, And excitement bubbles just like a fountain.
All are lit from the glorious sun; Finally, our arrival at the Sweet Kingdom has come!

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QuietYell Products: Butterfly Away

Posted on Dec 10, 2013
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A tribute to the breathtaking sense of magical wonder felt when I first visited Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) in Hualien, Taiwan (台灣花蓮) in 2008, and to the massive varieties & quantities of butterflies found across Taiwan, “The Butterfly Kingdom” (蝴蝶王國).

The landscape is based off of the suspension footbridge of Taroko Gorge (The Jhuilu Bridge at Swallow Grotto (錐麓吊橋 @ 燕子口), 24° 10′ 8.75″ N, 121° 31′ 53.58″ E), and the butterflies are based off of a Taiwanese subspecies of “The Great Orange Tip” (端紅蝶) butterflies (specifically: Hebomoia Glaucippe Formosana).

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QuietYell Portfolio: People Are Monsters Too!

Posted on Nov 4, 2013
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People Are Monsters Too! … or is it monsters are people too… hmm… Either way, this little guy’s got his QuietYell™ hanging on dear Mommy’s wall.

You can have all kinds of QuietYell™ hanging on your wall as well with so many designs on so many products from clocks, posters, framed prints, and wall stickers, to tshirts, coffee mugs, bags, and much more. Visit QuietYell’s Designs & Products Section here or go directly to QuietYell’s CafePress or Zazzle storefronts.

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QuietYell Portfolio: Rio Bravo Soccer Boy

Posted on Nov 1, 2013
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Specifically painted for the children of the Rio Bravo orphanage and of Alianza Cristiana (both in Reynosa, Mexico), this illustration reads:

Poder: Cuando el Espíritu Santo venga sobre ustedes, recibirán poder… (Hechos 1:8)

(Learn more about Rio Bravo Ministries and Alianza Cristiana Reynosa below the images)

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About Rio Bravo Ministries

Rio Bravo Ministries is a faith based ministry located in Reynosa, Tamalupas Mexico, directly across the border from McAllen Texas. Rio Bravo ministries supports Hogar de Niño’s Rio Bravo (Rio Bravo Children’s Home), Escuela Esperanza (Hope Christian School) as well as many local churches and non-profit organizations in northern Mexico.

Rio Bravo Ministries is an independent non denominational ministry that receives its sole support through individuals and churches that share the same vision.

At its conception, the RBM core belief was to become a “Bridge of Hope” that connected the local needy Mexican community with the wider network of resources of American Christians. In this manner we fulfill our charge given by James 1:27 “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world”. What we have discovered at Rio Bravo is when you get your “Church, Youth Group, Community or Family” involved in missions a mutual life changing event happens in the lives of both “the ministered and the minstrel”.

Rio Bravo Ministries:
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Alianza Cristiana Reynosa:
AlianzaCristianaReynosa.com

QuietYell Products: Mad Scientist

Posted on Oct 15, 2013
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It is a world gone mad! Even more mad is this nihilistic scientist driven to fulfill his every whim of world domination. Warn everyone of the upcoming lawless onslaught of this maniacal Übermensch by getting products depicting him & his conniving mind! (Products Coming Soon)

This QuietYell™ illustration was a collaborative work with painting done by Scott Monaco & the original character sketch by Alexandre Marengo.

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QuietYell Products: Zombies Undie Hard

Posted on Sep 9, 2013
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Burn it down! Burn it down! A city burning just gives more roasted brains to eat. Guido’s live hard and as zombies they undie hard! You may have your gold chain & your designer underwear ready, but don’t get caught in the apocalypse without these delicious products by QuietYell™!

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