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What do you use for tools in your artwork?
Megan: I usually start out with a mechanical pencil and a white eraser on Borden & Riley #234 Paris Bleedproof Paper for Pens. Once I have things sketched out, I take out my set of Staedtler Pigment Liners which range in size from 0.05 to 0.8. I go over my pencil lines (usually with a 0.3), making adjustments as I see fit, then give the ink a few minutes to dry. Once dry, I usually erase the pencil before continuing, since my sketches can be pretty messy. Sometimes I leave the art at this point, maybe doing a thick outline around the character if there is one, or I will start adding in different lineweights to add some depth and "colour" in black and white. The thicker the pen, the darker the line, and usually the darker the appearance after.
All of my Spindle Cards were drawn in this method.
How did you get into drawing?
Megan: My mother is a professional watercolour artist, and my sister is also an artist. I suppose it kind of runs in the family, though we all have very different styles. The important thing is that we all support and encourage each other to keep doing what we love to do.
But to answer specifically, I'm pretty sure when I got into my mother's hair as a young child, she handed me paper and a box of crayons. No gaming-system for this brat!
Will you draw my...?
Megan: Sorry, but I'm not open to most commissions at this time, with the exception being maps. I'm pretty busy just juggling my own projects.
What are you working on next?
Megan: Who knows? I always have some kind of project in my head. The trick is getting them onto paper (or the computer) and then off the ground. Seems like there's never enough time in the day to get to them all...
Why do people call you the "Queen of Unfinished Projects"?
Megan: Because I am. Not to discourage anyone else, or have you fear I won't get something done, but I do have a bit of a history in not finishing things. It's because of this that I try not to post about projects until I am confident they are on the home stretch, or will see completion. You wouldn't believe the pile of ideas I have hanging around.
You mean there's more?
Megan: Yup. There will likely always be SOMETHING in the works. It may not be big, or it could be huge, but chances are good I'm working on something.