Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Video: "MAC Sketchbook Sessions" - 01


I have just posted two new videos, one is an introduction to these "MAC Sketchbook Sessions" that I will be doing and the second video is of me flipping through my first sketchbook and talking about what was important about many of the sketches and what I am looking to accomplish along the way. This will be the 1st of many sketchbooks that I will go through and talk about my process or what I was thinking and looking for in many of the sketches.

Best,

MAC

17 comments:

Andy J. Latham said...

Mac, can you tell me what you used to do the highlights on your drawings? Is it just paint?

Cheers :)

Mark McDonnell said...

Andy,

The whites/hilites are actually PrismaColor White pencil. You could use any white pen as well as many of the studio artists do use that as it's more permanent and won't smear over time.

Best,

MAC

Andy J. Latham said...

Thanks a lot Mac :)

Mark McDonnell said...

My pleasure Andy . . . more to come so stand by.

Best,

MAC

Frank Forte said...

cool stuff man!!

deeandzee said...

hi mark,
saw this post on the boing boing feed. nice work!! i love seeing inside other peoples notebooks. thank you for the oppurtunity.

i really like the notebook you were using. any chance on elucidating on what notebook it was, what kind of paper and all that?

are the block colours you use made using prismcolor pens too?

Mark McDonnell said...
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Mark McDonnell said...

Deeandzee,

Thanks for the nice comment, much appreciated. This particular sketchbook is a Cachet "earthbound" toned paper sketchbook. It's 9"x12" and is created by the company Daler and Rowney. It does have a ISBN # and it's: 1-56152-416-6.

I hope that helps, it really is a great sketchbook because of the paper as well as the spiral binding for sketching in tight spots.

All of the color work was done by either Prismacolor pens or pencils by the same company. They're so quick and easy when you're on-th-go, they're really the best. Tria is just as good . . and even better, they're refillable.

Best,

MAC

La UVA's Toons! said...

Loved it!! Big FAN!!

deeandzee said...

cool.thanks a bunch mark. lots of luck in the future. keep up the awesome work.

Jacob said...

Really cool. The colors really pop from that sketchbook. Looking forward to more. Any chance one of the sessions will show you sketching? I love to see people drawing, it's a fun process and everyone attacks it differently. Thanks for another educational/inspirational post.

Mark McDonnell said...

Jacob,

Thank you for the kind comment. I have many more videos of me actually drawing as well. If you go to:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Cre8tivemark

you can see them and hear about my process as well.


Best,

MAC

michaelamos said...

Hey Mark,

Got your book at CTN expo - and love it.
These videos are a great companion to it as well.
Thanks!
Michael

Jason Pruett said...

wow - your sketchbook is amazing! mine - is notes for me - no one sees it - I'll be changing that shortly

Anonymous said...

Great Sketchbook!

How long does it take to do a sketchbook like that for you?

Deuce.Rok said...

Hey Mark,

How do you keep your books looking so clean. I often get a lot of bleed in mine and can't get rid of it, especially when I do large black areas.

-Deuce.Rok

Eddy said...

hi Mark
i love your sketches.
Towards the end of the video you show a page of head sketches and mention a black pen you have used. Is this the Pentel brush pen?
cheers
Eddy