You’ve read his interview, you’ve seen his art work and I bet now you’re hungry for more! What he may lack in words, he more than makes up for it with his incredible Sharpie art. Transforming lunchtime into a daily art gala, Sharpie Squad member, Derek Benson is inspiring parents everywhere to give their kids something to look forward to when that 12 o’ clock bell rings!
Meet Derek Benson, the creative genius behind Lunch Bag Art:
I’m Derek Benson, and I have a blog called Lunch Bag Art. I started it because I draw on my kid’s lunch bags, and felt like it might be a good idea to start taking pictures.
Let’s talk about the paint pens… they’re perfect in all ways! If you want to make a striking image,
Make a silhouette in black (like Marvin here)
Then, take the paint markers to it…
White works great as an outline.
Then you can smear the color over the black. Just use a fingertip; the color holds up and the colors are excellently opaque.
Take a smaller pen to add a little detail and you’re good.
I can do one of these in under twenty minutes -
Which is good if you’re on a lunch break!