Illustrations, Sketches, and Art Supply Reviews

  • Bottom Biscuits

    Nude Woman illustration ass ink brush screentone

    There is plenty of white out on this bad girl, but that’s life.

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  • Nude in Profile Floating

    Nude Woman floating Illustration ink brush screentone

    This one came together so so fast, it felt really great. Every step I thought I was going to fuck it up, because it was so quick, but it all just kinda worked besides one or two mishaps with inking, which that always happens. I’m finally getting a pretty consistent feel for what is going to be a series of pieces for a show. I’ve never done a series of art before, so this is pretty wild. Similar to comics in how visually it needs to look similar, but different.

    We’ll see how it goes, or who will even take all these tiny little nude craft ladies to show in their space. 9”x12”, but the way, on Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 with Pentel Pigment Ink Brush Pen and Deleter tone sheet SE-2 (27.5 Lines, 20% Value).

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  • True Stance

    Nude Woman Illustration ink brush screentone

    I’m really happy with how this one turned out. This is another one that I took out of my sketchbook, blew it up, lightbox-ed it, then inked on 9”x12” Strathmore Bristol 300 Smooth with the Pentel Pigment Ink brush pen. The whole process took like 3.5 hours. After practicing pencil rendering these last couple of months, the immediacy of getting something done and to a level of skill I am used to so quickly feels like a warm blanket.

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  • Head Study July 2021

    Head Study graphite drawing

    This tiny lil baby (4.5”x7”) wasn’t effortless, but it came easier than most of my recent pencil rendering. Used a bunch of different pencils (mostly Mitsubishi Uni and Tombow Mono & Mono R’s) on Legion Stonehenge paper.

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  • Nude Floating

    Nude Floating Illustration ink brush screentone

    I’m definitely going to have to get more creative with these names. I sat on this sketch for three weeks (moving sucks), but I finally got some time to transfer and ink this up. No reference on this one besides the hands, though I probably should have.

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  • Nude Contropasto

    Nude Contropasto Illustration ink brush screentone

    Another day off, another sketch turned into an illustration. I scanned this out of my sketchbook, blew it up, and printed it out and transferred it to a 9”x12” Strathmore Smooth Bristol 300 page. Used Deleter Screentone (SE-12) and inked with a Pentel Pigment Brush Pen.

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  • Floating Nude

    Floating Nude Illustration ink brush screentone

    First thing I used screentones on this year. I ended up transfering this from a sketch to bristol board with a lightbox. I used to hate doing that, still do a bit but I’m getting better. The original sketch always has way more life in it still, but this has some of it. Dimensions are 9”x6”, used a Pentel Pigment Ink brushpen, Strathmore 300 Smooth/Plate Bristol, Deleter Screentone Sheet SE-12 (30L, 20%)and did the pencils with a Natraj 621 Ruby pencil. I got 50 of them bad boys on the way.

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  • Leuchtturm1917 A5 Sketchbook New 2020 Version Review

    Leuchtturm1917 Sketchbook Medium A5 Black

    I really love drawing in the Leuchtturm1917 Plain Journal lately. I’ve been using it for the last month, and I’ve just grown to love the paper. The way it handles ink and pencil is really amazing, I just wish the paper was thicker because it folds and creases easily, especially when erasing. I even prefer it to those Moleskine Cahier’s I reviewed a while back. So when I saw that Leuchtturm1917 put out a new 2020 revision to their A5 Sketchbook, I wanted to try it out.

    I tried their first sketchbook back in 2016, and I just wasn’t a fan. It had a lot of issues with feathering ink in my experience. Would I like this one any more than the old version?

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