Friday, November 24, 2006
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.