Illustrations, Sketches, and Art Supply Reviews
Another day off, another sketch turned into an illustration. I scanned this out of my sketchbook, blew it up, and printed it out and transferred it to a 9”x12” Strathmore Smooth Bristol 300 page. Used Deleter Screentone (SE-12) and inked with a Pentel Pigment Brush Pen.Read More
I gotta get better about naming these things. 9”x12” on Bristol with Deleter Screentone (SE-85) and inked with a Pentel Pigment Brush Pen.Read More
Keeping with the theme! I used a new screentone I’ve never used before, the SE-150. Reminds me of stuff they would use in manga sometimes, not one that you think of with american comics use of tones. Pretty standard stuff, lost a bit from the sketch in terms of energy, but theres some stuff here I still really like.Read More
Gritty grimy rubble stuff. Ive been pulling more from sketches lately to make finished pieces. I still hate transferring drawings with a lightbox, but I’m getting better at it. Dimensions are 9”x12”, used a Pentel Pigment Ink brushpen, Strathmore 300 Smooth/Plate Bristol, Deleter Screentone.Read More
Continuing with this series, because it feels good. Dimensions are 9”x12”, used a Pentel Pigment Ink brushpen, Strathmore 300 Smooth/Plate Bristol, Deleter Screentone.Read More
First thing I used screentones on this year. I ended up transfering this from a sketch to bristol board with a lightbox. I used to hate doing that, still do a bit but I’m getting better. The original sketch always has way more life in it still, but this has some of it. Dimensions are 9”x6”, used a Pentel Pigment Ink brushpen, Strathmore 300 Smooth/Plate Bristol, Deleter Screentone Sheet SE-12 (30L, 20%)and did the pencils with a Natraj 621 Ruby pencil. I got 50 of them bad boys on the way.Read More
I really love drawing in the Leuchtturm1917 Plain Journal lately. I’ve been using it for the last month, and I’ve just grown to love the paper. The way it handles ink and pencil is really amazing, I just wish the paper was thicker because it folds and creases easily, especially when erasing. I even prefer it to those Moleskine Cahier’s I reviewed a while back. So when I saw that Leuchtturm1917 put out a new 2020 revision to their A5 Sketchbook, I wanted to try it out.
I tried their first sketchbook back in 2016, and I just wasn’t a fan. It had a lot of issues with feathering ink in my experience. Would I like this one any more than the old version?Read More
I’ve been on a wild pencil kick lately. I’ve stayed mostly in the HB, B, and 2B range of graphite core hardness, but I was wondering what the really soft pencils were like. I ordered a Tombow Mono Professional 6B, and I thought I could get something darker. Then I tried a Mitsubishi Hi-Uni 10B Pencil, and that was much darker than the Tombow Mono Professional 6B, I’d say near perfect. The last thing I can think of to try is the Mitsubishi Kohitsu Shosha Pencil in 10B, so I ordered it up to see if it was any darker.
Spoiler Alert: Just stick with your Mitsubishi Hi-Uni 10B.Read More
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