Friday, November 24, 2006

Ink


Enjoying a few days off and catching up on reading and drawing. Read Jordi Bernet's new "Clara", Fantagraphics' latest "Dennis the Menace" collection and their first volume of Segar's "Popeye". Then I pulled the complete EC "Panic" collection out and pored through the work of Davis, Elder & Wood. I got jazzed and had to take out the Winsor & Newton #2 brush and a bottle of Higgins Ink and have some fun.

For the last ten years I've mainly worked in pencil. Or felt tip pens. Sometimes Black Prismacolor pencils. Lately I've been trying to re-develop my traditional skills, so I've been doing a lot of sketching in pencil, instead of using the non-photo blue pencil as a crutch.
Now I'm trying to get a handle on brush inking.

Hopefully, continued practice will bring better results.

8 comments:

Eric Hutchison said...

Beautiful, Vince! I love the heavy line on the upper eyelids of the dude in the lower left. He's getting...slee-ee-py.

Vince M said...

Thanks Eric, I hope you and your Family had a wonderful Holiday.

Ry's Photo Blog said...

I agree with Hutch....that guy in the lower left corner is my favorite. Nice line work!
I'm glad SOMEBODY is updating their blog once in a while!

Vince M said...

I'm with ya Buddy!

(how's that for quick response?)

We might have new blog fever.

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

gorgeous, V. Was out of town for a few days. Took the rugrat rock climbing in Sac. I'm jealous and thrilled, you are able to update often! thanks!

kimzam

Vince M said...

Thanks, Kim!

nic said...

These are super duperly good Vince.

Peter Emmerich said...

These are really lovely Vince. So refined and graceful. Beautifully done!