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Brush And Pen Making

It is in the middle of inktober and  should be inking away. Most days I’m too tired to focus so a couple of days ago I fooled around with pieces of bamboo from my garden. I cut one as a pen  and took some of my hair to make a brush with another piece. I have curly hair which is just as difficult to control on the end of a stick as on my head.

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Some Not So Waterproof Inked Film Noir And A Face

Did these two drawings in december. The half figure is going in the direction I’m aiming for but the ink wasn’t as waterproof as I need it to be. I’ve tried painting with watercolour first then inking but the ink lines become less fluid, hesitant and I tend to do less black areas which gives a more dull impression.

I have to find a way of getting waterproof ink.

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Inspiring Inking

 Here’s some images that I find inspirational when I’m about to ink.

Bill Sienkiewicz has a black & white gallery. Here’s his “Vampire”. I love the energy in the strokes.

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Another of my absolute favourites is Neville Colvin. On www.comicartfans.com one can look at high resolution scans of several of Colvins panels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the link to this particular strip: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=699726&GSub=106509

I especially enjoy the line of Modesty’s nose, the thick lines in her hair as if made with a flat brush and the rythm created by thin parallell lines and flowing thick strokes.

All things are supposed to come in three but not tonight… 

 

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