This here on the left is my brother-in-law. He’s a great guy! He goes by “Miki”. I told him I’d draw him, just because he’s so nice all the time. That was some time ago, when I barely sketched him at a family thing. He did not sit still for long.
Wanting to break in a new set of brushpens (FC “PITT”), I had a go at Miki’s mug. This time I didn’t draw with pencil. I just hit the paper with the brushpen to see what gives. A very nice feel, though I sorely need some ink-line schooling! Went off model here, on the right, but it was in fun.
Then, I decided to take the first sketch, scan it, blow it up to a regular page size, do that magic blue ink thing those inking fellows do, and try working off of my own blue-line sketch! I figure I could try a real hair brushlater, and cut loose with the brushpens. So now, with final product in mind (it was a promise), I show you my first inked piece, created on purpose, and for someone. What a concept. (Kind of cartoony, but I like it).
Learned a bit of handling the brushpens. Also a bit about NOT over-working your stuff (ugh). I learned that brushpens go where I go from now on. Learned to get used to a semi-serious production schedule per piece… nothing written, just imagined. Now… off to think of my next experiment. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great art day/night!