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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Design Tool Kit

My complete design tool kit is shown on the facing page. I like to keep it simple. I use a small plastic triangle with an inking edge for clean lines. I find white vinyl erasers much better than other eraser types because they don’t leave a residue. For highlights and corrections, I like Daler-Rowney Pro White paint, applied with a small Winsor & Newton Series 7 (kolinsky sable) brush. For airbrush effects, I use a spray marker unit with air compressor. For digital work, I use a Mac with a Wacom tablet and Adobe® Photoshop® image editing software.

Table Setup

Metal Ruler in Action

A metal ruler is invaluable as a straightedge ...

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