Can you tell just how much I love this unassuming little blue pen? I’ve inked it with Pilot Namiki Black (my favourite black), Monteverde Black Ash (favourite back up black), Diamine Warm Brown, Diamine Eclipse (another favourite ) Diamine Twilight, and Monteverde Joy Sepia (possibly my favourite warm, energetic brown shade of any ink).
I think I’ve found my grail fountain pen- the One to rule them all. Now if only I could procure back ups that can be customized to feel like this…
Another dip pen and ink sketch, this time with the Leonardt HIRO nib, a seemingly little known but incredible nib for sketching on smooth Stillman & Birn Zeta paper. Used this time with Pelikan Brilliant Brown ink; one of the few bottles of fountain pen ink that is locally available at a relatively reasonable price. […]
They will call you Medusa, and freeze you in a cast of bronze, of marble, glazed upon wood and flattened between the pages of books. He who will come to your island to decapitate you will be hailed a hero, and your head will adorn the shield of Athena. He will be Perseus, the slayer […]
I really want to do Inktober properly this time around, which means an ink sketch on Instagram/ Reddit everyday. As unpredictable as my personal life is at the moment, that’s going to mean that there will be days when I don’t have the energy or inclination to pick up and draw anything. So to avoid […]
Just more toned paper sketches. Used ProCreate’s Lightbrush to get that gleaming metallic gold.
A concept painting of a cottage- sty in the woods, inhabited by one great pig and her five little piglets.
I did this one very absently, dabbing and playing in Procreate on my iPad until I arrived at something I was reasonably pleased with. I’ve always loved the sea, and old fashioned medieval ships- not the lurid modern day cruise liners that are destroying the planet. The idea of something vast and monstrous slumbering at […]
I did these back in 2013, back in my second year of university. I can only tell the rough timeline because of the room in the flat I was renting at the time- it had a wallpaper pattern like jail cell bars all over it, which wasn’t the most uplifting visual to be surrounded by […]
Just some anatomy sketches. I love Michael Hampton’s technique. They seem to stick in my head more than the other instructors’, for some reason. I usually start off by doing a few basic studies as described by the book, then use reference photos and try to identify and sketch the form in them. Then I […]