New Art, Sketches & Progress Shots
The Right Pen For The Job: Started with a Pilot Custom 742 PO. Finished with my 3776 Century UEF. Ready for color.
There's a big drop of black ink spilled near the center... It's like that bit of ink just couldn't wait to be part of the art. Sometimes a rough sketch takes on a life of its own.
Finished line art for "The Tree People." I used a Sailor Professional Gear fountain pen with an Extra Fine nib. It's nib tip isn't as narrow as a Pilot or Platinum EF but it feels great to sketch and draw with.
Sailor pens are oddly short and stubby. I imagine Pilot pens must feel very long to Sailor fans. I'll have to color this with marker because I used Pilot Black ink which isn't waterproof (but it works great with alcohol markers.)
I don't use fountain pens to draw. I draw to use fountain pens.
The kids jump, and call, and send koo wees up to the koo wee sky! When I draw happy characters like this I find myself smiling and I don't even realize it. I hope that happiness comes through in the art.
So Mum goes for the phone and these guys slip out the door to see what Graham is doing up in the tree... I can't believe they'd just leave their food behind like that. I mean... look at it. Mmm.