Illustrations, Sketches, and Art Supply Reviews

  • Mama Bear

    Mama Bear cat illustration pen and ink

    This is Mama Bear, she’s my cat, and she’s the best fucking cat in the world.

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  • Kuretake Brush Pens Overview

    Kuretake Brush Pens, Capped

    At the beginning of me exploring brush pens, I stuck to synthetic bristle or natural hair brush pens. Things like the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, Kuretake No. 13, Kuretake No. 40, the Pentel Pigment Brush Pen, and eventually the Platinum CF-5000. I personally love the control of a bristle brush, and finding the perfect one for work on the go drawing and inking filled my pen based passions for a few years.

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  • Self Portrait 2018

    inked drawing self portrait 2018 brush pen screentone halftone

    I did this self portrait for my 30th birthday. That freaked me out a bit for a second. I’m all over that being so scary and weird and new now.

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  • Jason Vorhees

    Jason Vorhees Friday the 13th Illustration ink halftone screentone deleter

    This is based off of the Friday the 13th Part 6 Jason (Jason Lives). First Zombie Jason movie, very fun and very campy.

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  • Akashiya Sai ThinLine Brush Pen Sumi Black Review

    Picture of Akashiya Sai ThinLine Brush Pen Sumi Black Packaging The Akashiya Sai ThinLine Brush Pen Extra Fine, Sumi Black just sucks. It has no redeeming qualities: it’s way too dry, it’s ink capacity is low, it’s tip turns into a ragged mess quite quickly. The only good thing about it is that you only wasted about 5$.

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  • Deleter Screen Tones & Halftones

    A large pile of Deleter Screen Tones I was at Heroes Con back in 2015 and talking to Mr. James Harren during a portfolio review. I asked him how the hell he was getting these amazingly controlled ink splatter almost gradients, and he told me he wasn’t. He was using halftone sheets. He pulled out his portfolio with some of his originals, and inside was a few sheets of Deleter Halftone Sheets. James actually handed me a full sheet, which was beyond kind of him to do (this one, SSE-492 for the curious). It took me a really long time to actually ever even use it, but it started up a pretty costly interest in halftones. Today, I’m going to talk about some tips and tricks with halftones from Deleter and also go into some helpful tips on what exactly you are buying (because their website is not very new consumer friendly!) Deleter Screen Tones Halftones

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  • Velma

    Velma Dinkley screentone ink illustration scooby doo

    Love Velma. This was a wild amalgamation of deleter screentone, with the skyline comprised of two tones laid on top of each other.

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  • Pentel Pigment Ink Brush Pen Review (XFP5F and XFP5M)

    Pentel Pigment Ink Brush Pens Extra Fine XFP5F and Medium XFP5M

    There are a lot of brush pens out there that look similar to this design: a bristle brush tip, and huge barrel, which doubles as a replaceable ink cartridge. It’s a bit of an odd design compared to the more fountain pen-like brush pens, in that you have to squeeze it to push ink into the feed area. These pens aren’t nearly as nice to look at, but it’s currently my favorite brush pen. This is a utilitarian, function over form brush pen, and it’s one of the cheapest of the refillable bristle brush pens by far (usually around 6$ on Amazon or $8.25 on JetPens). If you don’t have one of these pens, I suggest you grab one.

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