Left: 9 x 12 inch sketch of Dick as he sat at his computer desk and looked over at me. Pentel Brush Pen with pigment ink and squeezy barrel. Flex Book paper. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
Today's post is for my current "Drawing Practice" students. We've been discussing whether it's possible to get some shading done with the Pentel Brush Pen (with pigment ink and a squeezy barrel).
I believe it is. I simply don't squeeze the pen after I get started. I do all my contours with the heavy black ink flow and by the time it starts to dry out I can go in and scrub in some shadow values.
When I finished and turned to go—
Dick: Can I see it?
I flipped it around so he could view it. (Let me tell you he looked physically ill when I started to draw and he saw me fold the sewn-signature sketchbook back on itself—more about that in the upcoming review.)
Dick: That's a relief. The whole time you were just scribbling back and forth with the brush grinding into the paper and I thought, well I didn't know what to think.