Monday, 28 February 2011
Tea-Break Sketches - 6 (New Brushpen!)
I bought a brushpen this week! The loose thinking behind this purchase was that I normally do my B&W illustration work with a brush and a pot of ink (Windsor and Newton Series 7 size 2 & Daler FW black ink), and thought it would be really great if I could get a similar feel to that media in the more accessable and relaxed form of a pen for drawing and sketching.
I chose a Pentel brushpen as it looked the business in the photo, and I'm really happy with it so far, it is comfortable to use and produces nice variable lines depending on the pressure applied, and the water resistant pigment ink is a really strong opaque black. It's exactly like using a high quality synthetic brush with a good ink.
So this weeks Pen sketches were done with the brush pen in combination with a standard pigment line pen (for uniform tone areas). I'm liking this combo at the moment (It has possibilities!), though this page itself is a bit tight tentative and over worked in places (They're looking a little more like rendered drawings than sketches at the moment.. . but.. well - what the heck! :). I think the warrior mouse is my personal favourite this week.
"Draw every day for at least half an hour. If you don't feel like it then draw until you do."
- Unknown Source