Artist Interview: Sarah Delgado on Watercolour & Pigment Markers
Sarah Delgado is an artist who dabbles in across mediums and subject matters. Portraits and landscapes, pigeons and people - her drawings and paintings embrace different art materials and explore the possibilities of both dry and wet media.
A staff artist at Cass Art Hampstead, Sarah has fallen for the new Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers, a revolutionary marker that works with a White and Colourless Blender. We ask Sarah her top tips on using these pens, and discover a bit more about her work in the process.
We know you’re a fan of the Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers – what do you like about these pens?
I love that they work similarly to both marker pens and paint. The colours are vibrant and it's great how the colourless blender allows you to erase or blend. You can even smudge them with your fingers, which is something I've loved playing around with. I can't really compare them to anything else I've used before, and I'm desperate to get my hands on all of the colours now!
What would your top tips be for using them?
Definitely use the Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker Paper! The markers and the paper compliment each other perfectly and help to create the best possible results. Also, don't be afraid to get messy by smudging the surface with your your fingers and layering colours on top of one another.
Tell us about your work – what inspires you, and the kind of drawings/animations you make?
I generally prefer drawing people and portraits, but occasionally dabble in environments. I grew up liking cartoons and anime, but I also love more realistic styles and representational art. I guess my work varies in terms of style. Recently I've been very inspired by the painter Christian Hook and watercolourist Sunga Park.
What are your favourite art materials to work with (aside from the Pigment Markers, of course!)
I love watercolours, and often carry a set around with me to use when I'm out and about. There is something special about the delicacy and beautiful accidents created by watercolour, which make it such a fun material to work with. I honestly love experimenting with an array of materials; from markers, to coloured pencils, to acrylic paint. Whatever drawing materials I can get my hands on I will use!
What are your plans for the future?
I am keen to focus on producing art using more traditional methods and materials, as I created a lot of digital and 3D work during university. I will be working towards an exhibition, organised by myself and other members of my art collective - Nu Tab Collective, which we hope will take place in February. Exhibiting isn't something I've really done before, so I hope this will be the start of something new and very exciting!
Follow Sarah's work on Instagram, and follow the Nu tab Collective.