Q+A: Richard johnson, war illustrator
Read the full interview -- and see lots of cool behind-the-scenes photos and Richard's favorite sketches from the trip -- at VisualEditors.com.
Q. What tools did you use? How did you keep your pencils sharpened?
A. I use only one type of pencil and keep a whole bunch in my pocket at all times. They are a Prismacolor pencil. I sharpen them with a Leatherman I keep on my belt. They work very well in all kinds of conditions and are fairly impervious to over-rub smudging and sweat blotting. This also means that I cannot erase anything.
I used a digital camera to photograph the sketches each evening, and emailed them back to the National Post using a small satellite phone.