Look at this mess!! Whose garbage can is this??
Aw nuts, it’s mine. A hundred water bottles and other trash plus some art I guess! Well let’s go through it anyway.
So what is Kate up to today?
shhh no, not that, don’t look at that! Just busy yourselves for a second, I’m gonna close the laptop and.. pk. phew. ok:
Here are the things that I am never without, wherever I go. Even if I am not going somewhere to work on comics, I usually take them with me, just in case. Bristol paper, clear ruler, laptop, ipod, pencil case with all my pencils, erasers, pens and brush pens. I got so used to being mobile with my work before I had a studio that I can’t help but minimize the amount of tools I use and am loathe to get into the habit of needing more space or using more tools. But I should. Hopefully I will.
I ink with brush pens. This is because inking with brushes takes patience and practice and is altogether more visually appealing and beneficial to the artists, BUT, I am too lazy and I like to carry brush pens in my purse so I can ink wherever and whenever I darn well please. Professional! The black one is a Pentel brush pen and can be found in most good art stores, and the blue one can be ordered from “jetpens dot com.”
Here is some more “art supplies!” I shade comics with a mix of watercolor and greyscale markers, depending on the day. There is a scanner in the background and a pile of books which is anything from reference to something I picked up and never read. Piles of books follow me around, I have a weakness for books but I do not have a weakness for bookshelves.
Until Pen Ward visited last week, the only thing on my wall was an angry message telling me NEVER TO FLIP THE SWITCH. I have not yet flipped the switch, it is very sinister. Bare walls are a thing I should probably be ashamed of, I never have anything on the walls of my studio or my bedroom or my apartments in general, what the heck is my problem? Send any ideas you like.