Gray Matter?

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I picked up a pack of Sakura Micron’s new Light Gray & Cool Gray fineliner. Still playing around but I like the effect created by overlaying the darker gray over the light gray in particular. Adding details this way along with black line work could be fun.

Codex Umbra, My sketchbook tour

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Here’s a short video sketchbook tour of my current one. I liked how it turned out and will do another video or more later in the year as I add more drawing to the book. Enjoy and thank you for checking out.

Sunday Sketch Day: Respect Yr Elder (5/27/22)

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I never liked drawing with graphite pencils, mainly because the end results were this God awful grays and they tended to smudge and they had a glossy sheen.

Then I found these Mars Lumograph black pencils that are a mix of graphite and charcoal. No glossy, darker, but still messy. Rather like them. Still not a fan of blending and shading the traditional way.

Still, interesting experimentation.

Sunday Sketch Day 5/15/22

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Lamy Al-Star fountain pen sketch with Noodler’s Ink Lexington Gray.

This will get you nowhere.

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Weekend sketches.

Sunday, sketch day.

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I sketched this yesterday with my Noodler’s Ahab fountain pen and their 52(?) Massachusetts ink. I really like that ink, a great gray-blue, plus it dries really quick.

Sketchbook Sunday

fantasy, horror, Imagination, monsters
Sloppy Joe – markers, gel pen, brushes, inks. 12/2020

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">I did this in my sketchbook the other weekend. Playing around with some old alcohol markers that I found in my clutter of art supplies. Also used some brush and ink. I think it's good to play around with different techniques. I used a white gel pen on the black part, too. I had fun with it, and that's what counts.I did this in my sketchbook the other weekend. Playing around with some old alcohol markers that I found in my clutter of art supplies. Also used some brush and ink. I think it’s good to play around with different techniques. I used a white gel pen on the black part, too. I had fun with it, and that’s what counts.

Sketchbook Saturday 02

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Sketchbook Saturday 01

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Here’s a recent page from my current sketchbook I drew this week. I mainly used my Pentel Pocket Brush pen. Its a fairly new pen for me, and there’s a bit of a learning curve to get the kind of line I want, but I’m getting the hang of it. A lot of people love the Pentel Pocket Brush pen and I can see why, since it offers a wide variation in line. Another reason is because it has nylon bristles that hold their shape and are durable. Unlike a traditional brush, it’s fed by an ink supply via a cartridge so there’s no need to dip it in an ink well, which is a great feature when using it away from home or doing a ton of brush work at home.

I really like the organic quality of the line it produces compared to the stiffer line of a multiplier or dip pen. Used together, I think I can add a lot more variation in my line.

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