Artist Chris Breining

Chris Breining was born in 1961 and has been drawing and painting on and off his entire life. He is a self taught artist and uses 3 mediums: pen and ink, graphite,and watercolor.

Chris uses Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Vellum paper for his work. He also uses both Staedtler and Uchidia disposable pigment liners as they are reliable to draw with and don't clog. He begins a pen and ink drawing with a preliminary outline on tracing paper using a 2H drawing pencil. Chris feels tracing paper provides a surface more suitable for erasure than conventional paper. He then makes a photocopy of the outline at the darkest setting, giving the outline maximum visibility and transfers it using a light box and 5H pencil  to the Bristol paper where he ultimately creates the final drawing. He uses both an 8x loop and a rectangular magnifying glass for detail. The drawing from start to finish is a lengthy process, often taking 40 or more hours to finish. 

See more from Chris on his website: www.christopherbreining.com

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