Wednesday, February 20, 2008


So I broke out the 'ol brush to give some of my recently acquired Japanese ink ago. It was alot of fun and I think I need to spend some more time to hone my brush reflexes. Usually I ink with Sakura Microns or trusty Pentels, but now and again I use a brush. Windsor Newton Series 707, #2-- yeah... I really should spend more time with it!

As much as I wish it otherwise, me and inking have had a rough road. I've an unreasonable fear of inking, that my ineptitude may somehow ruin my art. And alot of times it did! Because of that I developed a somewhat ridiculous process of lightboarding in several stages. So for much of my personal work I have multiple copies of art in various stages. I've worked this way for years and only in the past year or so have I begun to return to inking directly on the original art. Perhaps in a strange way inking via lightboard for so long strengthened my confidence, since there was less worry to "mess up" I got a bit more comfortable with the process. Sometimes I need to ink on the original just for the sake of time, or just because it is a relatively small piece of art. I'm not sure if the slow shift back to inking direct is as subconscious as I make it to be, though it would be nice to lose the paranoia.

ps, this is post #50 - woot!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Kris and I worked on this together, and it's pretty cool and cute!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

WIP Conan

Okay, I'll jump on the band wagon here. It's no where near done. I'm still working on it...

SD conan

Did a quickie Conan character.