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fireflyin00 asked: Just wondering, but do you have any tips for portable sketching and painting and all that? I'm not sure I quite grasp the concept of being able to paint in public areas… do you have a technique? Do you go to a park?

Hi there, you can find a list of my materials here: http://blog.cliochiang.com/post/74197562671

As for locations, I draw people pretty much anywhere - cafes, parks, beaches, sidewalks, etc. I try to sit in a corner or far enough away that people don’t usually notice what I’m doing. It also helps if you’re not staring directly at them for a long time, as people can definitely feel eyes boring through their heads. It’s helpful to take a mental “snapshot” of the person and quickly get a gestural drawing of them down, and fill in the details as you see fit. Usually you can get a better caricature that way; relying on your memories for capturing the notable details, but not getting the exact likeness of them, ‘cause that’s what cameras are for. I use just enough time to take down what’s unique about the person (a facial feature, a pose, some strange piece of clothing, etc.), and fill in the rest out of my head.

Dots

Dots

Here is a messy messy process video. Basically a lot of layering.

Shirtdress

Shirtdress

Arya with her BFF.

Arya with her BFF.

Oh god the 90’s are back.

Oh god the 90’s are back.

I love this step. #girl #watercolor #flooooowerss

I love this step. #girl #watercolor #flooooowerss

Magical fighting girls (& cats) this Saturday night at Qpopshop. Here’s my piece - printed onto Polaroids and mounted on corkboard.

Scarf

Scarf

And now, back to your regularly scheduled weirdos. #girl #watercolor #venicebeach

And now, back to your regularly scheduled weirdos. #girl #watercolor #venicebeach

Gonna put this to bed… For @qpopshop Sailormoon show April 5! #sailormoon #polaroids #battlegram

Gonna put this to bed… For @qpopshop Sailormoon show April 5! #sailormoon #polaroids #battlegram

Resolution doesn’t matter too much anymore since most boards are now done digitally. Of course, they shouldn’t be too low that they can’t be printed clearly at about post-it note size for a portfolio or photostat (this is the entire board printed and scribbled on for notes or other purposes). Generally the resolutions seem to be 150 or 200dpi, depending on the might of your computer (we used 150 at Disney, Dreamworks uses 200 but it can lag quite a bit). I uploaded a 150dpi here, but it can be increased as seen fit. For cinemascope, it’s 1500x638px at 150dpi or 2000x851px at 200dpi.