Artist Highlight - Gentian Osman

Artist Highlight - Gentian Osman

July 9, 2012 - Posted by David to Artist Spotlights

Gentian Osman is an artist from Trinidad & Tobago currently residing in Seattle, Washington. She received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Gentian enjoys painting, drawing and calligraphy and is often experimenting with different media. The style used in her pieces varies, from detailed renderings to loose, whimsical sketches. She has been involved in creating a range of work including fine art installations using non-traditional materials as well as illustrations and logo design for album artwork.

You can view more of her process and materials by visiting her blog, http://www.gentianosman.com/.

Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.

JetPens offers a diversity of unique products available to artists...

Some of my favourites include Rohrer and Klinger Calligraphy & Drawing Inks, the Koh-i-noor Rapidosketch, Akashiya Brush Pens, various felt tipped brush pens, and gel pens like the Hi-Tec-C and Hi-Tec-C Coleto.

Some of my drawings involve detailed patterns. The fine 0.25 mm lines created by the Rapidosketch and the Hi-Tec-C are perfect for this meticulous style of work.

Rohrer and Klinger Drawing and Calligraphy Inks are one of the newer products offered at JetPens. This highly pigmented acrylic-based ink is very versatile, as it can be used for painting, drawing, and calligraphy. It also can also be utilized with technical drawing pens.

One of the first products I purchased from JetPens a number of years ago that continues to be one of my favorites is the Akashiya Brush Pen. The vibrant dye based colours create lovely loose washes. They can be used more concentrated from the pen itself or diluted with water for a more subtle look.

I also use felt tipped brush pens in my drawings. I can vary the line width depending on the amount of pressure applied to the tip. I especially like the double ended pens with black and grey ink, such as the Pilot Double Sided Brush Pen and the Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Tip Brush Pen. Using the grey ink allows me to create shadows to bring more depth to the black ink line drawing.

Some of Gentian's favorite JetPens tools:

Rohrer & Klingner Calligraphy and Drawing InksKoh-I-Noor Rapidosketch Drawing Pens with 22 ml Bottled InkAkashiya Sai ThinLine Watercolor Brush PenPilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink PensPilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen Pen BodiesPilot Pocket Brush Pens

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