This was drawn with a Pilot Falcon SEF using Platinum Carbon Black ink and colored with Holbein watercolors in a Canson Mix Media spiral sketchbook.
I upgraded from iPhone to Android recently and I don't think I'll ever go back to Apple. The phones just got too expensive for my needs, although I do miss the higher quality camera from my iPhone.
My new phone is the Moto G7 which I got, unlocked, for just $250. It does everything I need to do, and the OS is way more user friendly than iOS... so I'm really happy. And at the lower price I can get a new phone more often.
"Say hello to these rabbits & they'll say hello right back,
Just don't offer them carrot flavored jello as a snack.
'Cause it's more than they can stand, and they're likely to attack,
And when a rabbit bites your hand then you'll have to bite it back!"
I drew these rabbits with a new pen - Pilot Custom Heritage 912 SF. It's another favorite: perfect size & weight, and its nib is a true pleasure to write and draw with. Another favorite, for sure.
He sits up in his teacup with his hands wrapped 'round a porg,
Thinking up new ways to join forces with the Borg.
To eradicate the Rebels by infecting them with spores,
And assimilate the hive mind to become one with the Force.
Rebelle is really good for digital watercolor. You know how when you work in digital there tends to be harsh edges, and you have to sort of manage that? In Rebelle, the watercolor sort of "soaks into the paper" and you just don't have to think about it much. You can kind of work in it the same way you would with real color and end up with similar results.
The series continues:
Dropping bombs on people's moms...
All because he's mad that his own mom named him "Tom."
He overreacted but there's more to explain, though-
Keep in mind the fact that his last name is "Aito."
This is all digital. Photoshop. I miss my pens, but time is of the essence at the moment...
"You think your car's cool? Well mine is better than yours.
My car is so fly it doesn't even have doors.
You can't show ME up - the girlies know what's up,
When they see me roll up in my Speedy Teacup."
I hit a breakthrough with this one. This is all digital. I'm simulating the opacity that certain colors have -- an opacity that blocks out the line work.
Drawn and colored in Photoshop.
Happy people in my life.
Precisely just what they look like.
They smile big and some wear hats.
They hatched from eggs all laid by cats.
I drew these guys with a Duke 551 Confucius fountain pen. It has a fude nib with 3 tines. That nib allows for really interesting line variation and it's a whole lot of fun to draw with.
I have three pieces of art in the Posing For Life show at Fun Space in Taipei, China from April 25, 2019 to June 9, 2019. The show poster is here:
These images are limited edition prints released exclusively through Fun Design Taipei.
This image shows some other works in the exhibit. This is all I have - unfortunately I can't make it to the show as it's an ocean or two away:
Thanks to Sandrine Cheng & Fun Design for making my work a part of this show.
Posing For Life
2019. 04. 25 - 06. 09
Hsiao Po Chun
Wang Li Hsin
3F, No. 51, Section 4, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City 105, Taiwan
Visit Reservation +886 (02) 2545 -4366
I made a video demonstrating one of my favorite nibs: the "Blade Turk" custom grind by Mark Bacas from nibgrinder.com
The nib is sort of a super-ultra-fine architect grind, which means the downstrokes are thin and the cross strokes are wide... but not very wide, being so fine.
Here's a gallery of images showing the pen, the nib, and some art I made with it.
The shape is curved a bit, so the line variation changes based on the angle as you use the pen.
It's amazing. The nib is on a TWSBI 580alr which is like the 580al except with some trim differences and a ribbed grip section.
It's a great pen, great nib, and I definitely recommend Mark Bacas's nib services for modifications or repair. I will definitely go through him again for more custom pen work...
"If MF DOOM was a fox, he’d pro’ly steal a kid and lock it up in a box. But not to do it harm... More to save it from a life of working on a farm.
He’d do that kid a favor. He would save her. Just what you would expect from a friendly rapping neighbor."
This started as a little fountain pen drawing. I had planned to redraw it but the sketch itself had some life so I added some loose color and it seemed to work pretty well.
Junkyard Sam is a Seattle area artist, illustrator, and designer.