Above: Brush pen sketch using a Pentel fine-tipped brush pen with pigment ink and a Sepia (dye-based ink) Pentel ColorBrush Pen, in one of the Japanese Lined Notebooks I've been working in recently. (The paper is naturally this gray-ish.) Click on the image to view an enlargement.
This last week has been a tough one for work flow. I had a major problem with my back-up system. There has been no point in editing more video before this issue is resolved, so today I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite images from one of my Japanese Lined Notebooks.
Left: Detail from the above image so you can see the patterns the ink makes close up. The fun thing about this paper is that it's so fun to move the brush pens over its surface. Additionally the black ink never seeps through (it's a pigment ink). The sepia will seep through if I put a lot of it in an area, or if I put a lot of water on, but I've worked out a rhythm to it and it's rare now to get seeping, or if there is any it's minimal. It hasn't diminished my fun one bit. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
Time to go sketch something. I hope to get out to the zoo this week and sketch some animals to help me get ready for the Minnesota State Fair.