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ABOUT ME: 

I am an artist based out of Maryland. I live in a pleasant little townhouse with my husband, Mike, and my Australian Shepherd, Spock. I have dabbled in a bunch of different art related fields but came to the conclusion that creating fun imaginative, comic style illustrations is really my passion. I also really REALLY really like colors. The brighter the better! 

I am available for custom illustrations as well as graphic design work. Visit my custom illustrations page to contact me about any awesome project ideas you may have! You can also send an email to billifrench@gmail.com if you would like to say hello!

 

TOOLS

Check out the list below of all the tools I use to create  my art. Click the links to get more information about each item. 

FOR INKING:

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen - This is a go to brush pen for me. If you do not have this pen you should get one. Creates nice clean lines.

Zebra Fude Brush Pen - This brush pen is pretty awesome. Creates nice lines and has a nice feel with put to paper. The only down fall is that there are no ink refills, however the pen itself is relatively inexpensive compared to others. 

Kuretake No. 8 Fountain Brush Pen - Very similar to the Pental Pocket Brush pen. Basically a go to for me because it creates awesome lines that easily go from thick to thin.

Prismacolor Fine Line Markers - These come is a variety of sizes. I tend to stick to the .03 and .01 sizes for more detailed work. 

FOR SKETCHING:

Pilot Color Mechanical Pencil - I have an extremely heavy hand and I have found that this is really the only thing that works for me and does not leave pencil indents.

Hammermill Paper -  I use this paper for initial sketches, inking and cor copic marker coloring. I like the thickness of the paper and think it holds the ink well. 

FOR COLORING:

DIGITAL

Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop​ - I love Photoshop and do all my coloring with it. There is so many things that you can do with Photoshop and its so easy and fun to experiment with. I feel like every day I learn a new technique or way of doing something.  I usually stick with CS6 but I have cloud too for my laptop when I am on the go and need to do work. 

TRADITIONAL

Copic Markers - I started off with this 36 set of Copic markers Ciao Series first and then quickly grew. Copic markers are super fun to play around with. They are a bit pricey but well worth it. The Ciao series is a little cheaper because you cannot purchase ink refills, but this is a good starter set for anyone wanted to practice. 

FOR PRINTING:

Epson SureColor P400 - This printer is very nice. It prints colors true bright and vibrant and has a relatively quick printing time. 

Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper - I love this paper. I use this paper for all my art prints. It has a really nice thickness and lovely texture. Also shows the colors very nicely. They have a variety of sizes available but I primarily print 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17. 

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