During her June residency at the de Young, Jane Kim, a visual artist and science illustrator, will create a project that explores the flora and fauna of Golden Gate Park. As part of our series Indispensible, we asked her to tell us about a tool that’s important to her work.
You chose a tool that might not be familiar to most people.
Yeah, I picked the Pentel Waterbrush. It was introduced to me in a scientific illustration program in 2009 and I’ve been using it ever since. You put water in the handle of the brush and when you squeeze the handle, water comes out of the bristles. I wouldn’t tell anyone that it should be their main brush, but I fell in love with it.