Hi, I’m Brigette! I have been drawing, painting, taking photographs, and journaling since I was just a kid. My love for the arts has stuck with me through the years, so in 2012 I opened an Etsy shop selling a few watercolor paintings. That is when StudioBAS was born! (“BAS” were my initials before I got married!) In 2015, I started my YouTube Channel and started sharing videos featuring my Hobonichi daily journal, travel journals, planners, illustrations, and all things creative and cute! Soon after that I started an Instagram account to share creativity with the world through photos of my artwork and journals.
When I’m not drawing, you will probably find me in one of these places…
exploring a park or the beach with my miniature schnauzer Emi and my husband Jay (or taking a trip when we have the time!)
enjoying the delicious food San Francisco has to offer at one of my favorite restaurants
playing a board game, reading a book, or netflix and chllin’ at home
Digital Most of my recent illustrations are done on the iPad Pro 11” with the Apple Pencil.
Brush Sets Bardot Brush offers a ton of awesome brushes, my favorites are the Pencil Box and Texture Maker sets.
Sketchbook I have a variety of sketchbooks. My favorite multi-media sketchbook is the Leuchtturm1917 because it has thick, bright white paper.
Pencils For sketching, I love to use a good old #2 pencil, or Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils. For coloring an illustration, I have Prismacolor colored pencils.
Markers I suggest Crayola Supertip Markers, as they are affordable and perform quite well. Copic markers are my #1 choice for alcohol based markers.
Brush Pens My all time favorite brush pen is the Pilot Futayaku double-sided brush pen in fine/medium. Tombow dual tip brush pens are also good for lettering.
Watercolor I use Sakura Koi watercolors, and any watercolor paper I have on hand. I usually reach for a waterbrush, though I also have smaller synthetic round brushes for detail work.
Daily Journal I use the Hobonichi Cousin, this is a dated A5 size notebook. The paper is Tomoe River paper, which stands up to watercolor, fountain pens, and a whole lot of other media.