Miguel Co is an illustrator based in Philadelphia, PA.
What are some of your favorite drawing tools (pens, pencils, markers, drawing tablet, all of the above)?
Graphite is my all-time fave. I currently use a Sumo Grip (.9) mechanical pencil because it doesn't break on me every 2 minutes. I also recently acquired a Cintiq, which is extremely helpful for sketches.
How do you like your color? Watercolor? Acrylics? Oil? Colored pencils? Markers?
I use Photoshop to color my drawings for several reasons:
- I love drawing with graphite pencils, and I don't like painting over top of them because they will always be gray.
- It's easier to make value decisions and color adjustments.
- It's cheaper, cleaner, faster
- I'm a horrible painter
Is there any particular type of notebook or drawing pad you prefer? Or does any scrap of decent-sized paper work in a pinch?
I tend to mix things up. Sometimes I like to draw on clean, smooth paper, sometimes the more folds it has, the better. I do love me some toothy papers though.
If you work both digitally and non-digitally, which do you find yourself doing more? Is there a reason you would prefer one of the other? Is it because of the tools available in either space?
I used to draw more before I colored, mostly because I've been drawing with graphite all my life, and only using digital for several years. Now that I'm a little better, I end up doing more on Photoshop. It is doubtful that I'll go purely digital anytime soon.