I drew this with my glorious vintage brown ebonite Osprey Pens Milano with a two-tone black oxide JoWo EF nib. I swapped the section from my black Milano for a stealthy transition to the nib. This pen warms to the touch - it's a real joy to draw with.
My wife & I rented the Harmony Lodge cabin in Baring, WA for a week to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and our 4th and final kid due in 6 weeks (finally a girl!) I drew the cabin from life while the boys watched Total Recall. I finished inking it at my oldest boy's Kendo practice. That's the weird sword stuff shown in my story feed sometimes.
We were totally secluded and the river was about 30 feet from the window on the right. Amazing. Great vacation!
PS. Drawn with my new Pilot Custom 74 mechanical pencil and inked with my red Pilot Falcon SEF.
"Come on down to SpiderTown and be sure to bring your friends!
We'll clown around at Osprey, maybe buy some fountain pens.
Please be careful in the park, for when the monster gets real mad-
He's just sad that a ballpoint pen is all he ever had."
I colored this using a Wacom pen with Rebelle by Escape Motions. This coloring is more complex than it looks but Rebelle took the complexity out of the process so I could just focus on the art. I highly recommend it.
I did an interview with Escape Motions about Rebelle and some other stuff. Check it out:
Dumbo's got a Pinto bag and it goes well with his 'stache,
Though it's funny that he thinks he can impress us with his cash.
Wasted money on a pink bag, now he's bragging 'bout a book.
He can't face it- we're too busy with our own to care or look.
I got a book on pickles! Pervo's got a weirdo book he found,
And The Cowboy's reading Brokeback Kanyon (sequel to the Mount.)
But the words are all that matter, books with pictures do not count-
These 10 dummies in a room are reading hard and that's no doubt.
I did the cover illustration for May 2017 of 425 Business magazine. I worked with Art Director Kirsten Erwin on it - she was great to collaborate with. She had just the right suggestions and advice it needed. Thanks, Kirsten (and 425 Business.)