What materials I use for my "100 Drawings Collection"

Hi Everyone!

Long time no talk. Those that follow my work on social media, especially on Instagram have seen the drawings I have been working on since August. I am working on a new collection/challenge : Create a drawing a day for 100 days. (I've been pretty consistent) Tomorrow will be drawing 45. I have no clue what it will be. So I guess we will both find out tomorrow :). I have been getting a lot of messages asking me what do I use to create these drawings, how long do they take and are they available for sale? I figured to make it easier I would create a blog and send out the link every time I get the same message. I also hope this inspires me to blog more. I need some motivation. 


Here we go: 

What materials do I use for each drawing?


I use Entrada Rag 100% cotton rag Moab paper. Fine art paper (It's award winning paper, just incase you were wondering.)

Most of the paper I am using for this collection is recycled. I had a big batch of polar bear prints from The Endangered Species Collection  that were cropped slightly off that I was going to rip up and trash but because I didn't want the death of the tree to happen for nothing I cut them up and use the backs for these drawings. Two for one  ;)

Here's the link to the paper: https://www.moabpaper.com/entrada-rag/  

More about the quality of the paper:

Entrada is an archival acid- and lignin-free paper with an expanded color gamut, natural contrast and high ink load. It is compatible with both dye and pigment inks ensuring that when used with archival inks, your prints will last for generations. The original Entrada has a smooth surface and is available in both a Bright and an OBA-free Natural version allowing you to match the color to your project's needs.


This is the pencil I have been using but a #2 pencil of pretty much any brand will do. 

Link to box of pencils : https://www.staples.com/Paper-Mate-SharpWriter-Mechanical-Pencils-0-7mm-HB-2-Box-of-36/product_1706689 


I use different size Micron pens but I mostly use size .005 

Here's a link to the variety pack at a great price! : https://www.dickblick.com/items/20702-2069/

I also use colored Micron pens for the little colored details: https://www.dickblick.com/items/20702-0169/ 

More about the quality of the pens:

Pigma Micron pens are acid-free and archival, making them ideal for any application requiring precision and permanance. Pigma ink is derived from a single pigment to ensure color consistency, and is fade-proof against sunlight or UV light.

I have these two sets of pens I use in the drawings sometimes:

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pen Set: https://www.dickblick.com/items/21817-0209/

Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner Pens set of 25: https://www.dickblick.com/items/21859-1025/

Now let's get to the part you have all been waiting for, yes you guessed it.. the MARKERS!

Now before you see the price tag of the markers and think you would rather book a ticket to Paris, remember these are top notch quality markers, they are also refillable AND double sided! 


I use Copic Markers: https://www.dickblick.com/items/22110-1001/

More about the quality of the markers:

There's nothing like the Copic double-ended marker for expert blending, painting, and tone control. Use them for fine art projects, calligraphy, and more. The broad nib offers coverage for larger areas. For detailed work, flip over to the fine nib. 

Total price for these supplies is approx $500.00, creating artwork that will be enjoyed for generations..priceless :)

When will these drawings be available for sale? Do you have prints for less than $20.00?

The prints are $17.00 You can buy prints of the drawings or the originals here: https://www.amandaoleander.com/drawings

I hope this helps some of you wanting to start using more pens and markers for your art! If you have anymore questions please leave them in the comments! 


Amanda Oleander

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