Illustrations, Sketches, and Art Supply Reviews


  • Shelly Johnson

    shelly johnson from twin peaks sketch Mädchen Amick

    This sketch was based off a photo of Mädchen Amick in Twin Peaks. I’ve never actually finished Twin Peaks, and I wanna see the third season and that made for TV Movie.

    This was done in my LEUCHTTURM1917 Plain Journal mainly with my Pentel Pigment Ink xfp5m brush pen, but I added some Prismacolor Col-Erase color since I barely used any white out. If I mess up and have to use white out you can’t really color it anymore.

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  • LEUCHTTURM1917 Plain Journal Review

    LEUCHTTURM1917 Plain Journal Front Cover with Paper Sleeve

    It’s time to try something different in the search for the perfect sketchbook. I want one that’s less a finished art piece, and more a combination of doodles and sketches and just playing with the media. More like a true sketchbook, really. My thoughts were if the paper was thinner, and there was more of it for the price, I’d get a little more out of it and be more willing to put whatever on the page. I’ve had a plain Plain Classic Moleskine Journal before a few times, and I kind of got this effect, so I thought I would try out the LEUCHTTURM1917 A5 Plain Journal.

    There is a LEUCHTTURM1917 Pen Loop attached, this is sold separately (more on that at the bottom of the review).

    It’s got 249 pages, which is 145 more pages than the sketchbook I have been using recently: the Moleskine Art Collection Sketchbook, Large. Assuming you can get each sketchbook for around $22 (that seems about my average at shops) you’re getting an extra sketchbook and a half of room in the LEUCHTTURM1917, right? Well, kinda.

    LEUCHTTURM1917 Plain Journal Back Cover with Paper Sleeve

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  • Frankensteins Monster Head

    Frankenstiens Monster boris karloff Head Sketch with Deleter Screentones

    This sketch of Frank turned out really cool too, so I need to post it as well. Also has Deleter Screentones applied for the halftone effect. For sketches I use the little bits and bobs that I’ve already cut out for other illustrations, it’s about the only way I can allow myself to use them for just a sketch.

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  • Pizza Head

    Pizza Head Sketch with Deleter Screentones

    I only really doodled today. I’ve been having a lot of issues the past few years of finding the perfect sketchbook. I’ll go over it a little more in a post just about sketchbooks (I need to do a LEUCHTTURM1917 Plain Journal overlook and probably a full Moleskine Large Sketchbook), but the gist is that I am very indecisive and flip back and forth a lot looking for the perfect one at the moment. It’s a terrible habbit.

    This fella turned out ok. He was on a page full of floating heads. I put some deleter screentone on him because why the fuck not you know?

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  • 04-12-20

    sketch doodle ink moleskine

    I added a little screentone to this skethcbook page. It seems weird to even do this, almost as a waste since it’s just a sketch. Didn’t remove the redline either, I’ve been using Col-Erase Carmine Red pencils. Going back to wood feels fun, I don’t even hate it yet.

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  • Heads and Graphite

    heads and graphite sketch on moleskine sketchbook paper

    My scanner is awful for pencil rendering sadly, its mainly only good for inks.

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  • Wild Texture

    heads and graphite sketch on moleskine sketchbook paper

    My sketchbook used to look a lot more like this in high school. Testing different micron and fountain pen mark making, as well as different inks and if they feather or not. Just making marks.

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  • Satanic Sabrina

    the chilling adventures of Sabrina satan satanic illustration pen and ink

    I’ve tried a couple of times to make this work as a full piece, but this head sketch is the best I’ve done. If they never bring back this effect they are leaving money on the table. It was so badass.

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