FAQs

How do you create your illustrations?
I use a mixture of watercolor, colored pencils, Tombow brushes, gouache and a tiny bit of Photoshop. 

How did you become an illustrator?
I dedicated a post here about how and when I became an illustrator. I occasionally do talks on the life of an illustrator. If you're interested in this, please send me a message via my contact page.

What equipment do you use?
Large equipment:
20" Dell monitor, Mac Book Pro (Retina, 13-inch), Epson scanner, HP Photo-smart colored printer and a Light-box (for transferring sketches to paper).

Brushes, Pens & Pencils:
Pentel water brushes, Windsor & Newton Series 7 watercolor brushes, Loew Cornell fine-point brushes, Uni-Ball Signo White 1mm Gel Pen, Derwent Watercolor Pencils, Palomino Blackwing Pencils, Pentel Mechanical Pencil and Sakura Pigma Pens (005).

Paper & Paints:
Loew Cornell watercolors, Kuretake Watercolor Set Gansai Tambi, Windsor & Newton watercolors, Windsor & Newton Gouache, Fluid Easy Blocks (Cold Press), Strathmore (Cold Press), and Hand.book Journals for sketching.

Can I interview you for my blog?
Absolutely! Feel free email over any questions and I will reply to you ask quickly as possible.

Do you do custom design for blogs and small businesses?
Yes, depending on the size of the project and my current illustration workload.

Do you teach private lessons?
Yes, I can teach one on one lessons or private classes for up to 5 people. I teach from the Fort Collins Publick House. I can also come to you if you are based in the Fort Collins/Loveland area. Email a_macvean1@yahoo.com for more details.

I've written a book, can you illustrate it?
Yes! Please forward me the details of your book, how many pages and your timeline. If my workload isn't too heavy and I feel my work would compliment your book - then we're all set! Email a_macvean1@yahoo.com for more details.