Monday, April 20, 2009

G nib etc.

Well, I'm busy at the moment with illustration work and I've been painting solidly for the last 3 days. There's paintings covering every available surface, including taped over my computer (I have my reasons). But in the mean time, here's something unrelated I did a while ago.

This is a sketch I did with a G nib, I'm pretty enamoured with these nibs at the moment. It was done in a Moleskine which always acts funny with wet media and the ink bled a bit on it.

Here's the little blighter, this particular one is made by Deleter and as you can see was purchased in Forbid, not one of the usual places I get my art supplies. You get 3 in a pack, which I reckon is to shift more stock. I found an old one I had ages ago (made by I don't know who), it looked broken with the two bits twisted open, but they just popped back into place, neat!

Here's a bunch of my nibs. The one at the top is a Brause 361 and is an old favourite, I'm using it at the moment on my illustrations with acrylic ink and it's working very well on the rough support.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Nude 2

Here are some sketches from facing pages of my sketchbook.

I went to Cirque du Soleil last Sunday with my family. Needless to say it was spectacular. We were very near the front, so it was pretty intense.
Afterwards we went to Leon, a French bistro, where as well as my own meal I finished off the 3/4 of the large steak sandwiches my parents left on their plates. 'I want to go to there' (again).

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Never let it be said that I don't enjoy drawing nudy ladies.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mum's Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my Mum's birthday a few days ago. I used the acrylic ink Stephen got me for my birthday. I really like using these inks like watercolour. The colours are really vibrant and they don't tend to dull on drying like regular watercolour does, that always bugged me.