I took on the Graham's Up the Tree project one week before little Izobel, my 4th kid, was born. Looking back I have no idea what I was thinking (I also work full time as a game industry artist) but I'm glad I did.
This one was drawn with a Pilot Custom Heritage 92 piston filler fountain pen. The magic of these smaller #5 Pilot nibs is that they're actually softer than the larger #10 and #15 nibs - but not soft enough to have the side effects sometimes associated with soft nibs. Great pen.
Australian author mbpardy & I have a children's book coming out soon called "Graham's Up the Tree." This illustration from the book makes a good countdown to release.
"This is not a game! It's not about Fortnite it's all about Fort Wayne!" It's Kashal Tee ( @samjewel ) and Ida on a hip hop adventure. Guest starring Fort Wayne's finest, @sankofafw
Colored with Winsor & Newton watercolors on Strathmore Multimedia 140lb paper.
Drawn with my Pilot Custom 74 using De Atramentis Document Ink Black.
Created for a HAM Radio/fountain pen guy --- this is a new model of his favorite radio designed for even further contact! It was drawn with a Pilot Custom Heritage 91 (F) using De Atramentis Document Ink Black on 140lb watercolor paper.
Here it is before the color.
Notice how waterproof the De Atramentis Document Ink is. There's no bleed at all. It's an outstanding ink for fountain pen artists.
Junkyard Sam is a Seattle area artist, illustrator, and designer.