Hey kids it's Drawing Time with Junkyard Sam! Get your fountain pens and water paint and GOoOoOoOooOOOOOO!
New drawing drawn with my Sailor Fresca Tangerine 1911s F fountain pen. Ink = Noodlers Black American Eel. Color coming next.
"It's Pandolin Coraflot, riding the most anatomically correct horse ever drawn." Ink drawing colored with Paintstorm Studio & Photoshop.
Drawn with a Sailor/Wancher Turquoise 1911L. The M nib on this pen comes to a sharp point which allows for some line variation not from flex but based on how deep the firm nib digs into the watercolor paper. The Noodlers Black ink is a little dry and that contributes to this effect.
I drew this in my Baron Fig Portals sketchbook while on the plane. We were flying on Turbulent West Airlines.
I recently discovered the Wimmelbilder subreddit and created this illustration to celebrate. Colored using Rebelle by Escape Motions
The Right Pen For The Job: Started with a Pilot Custom 742 PO. Finished with my 3776 Century UEF. Ready for color.
There's a big drop of black ink spilled near the center... It's like that bit of ink just couldn't wait to be part of the art. Sometimes a rough sketch takes on a life of its own.
It's not shown in this drawing, but seconds later the trees ate all these people.
"The Tree People" finished line work. Pen = Sailor Pro Gear, EF nib. Pilot Black ink. I love this ink... if only it was waterproof. Works well with markers though.
The kids jump, and call, and send koo wees up to the koo wee sky! When I draw happy characters like this I find myself smiling and I don't even realize it. I hope that happiness comes through in the art. - From "Graham's Up the Tree"
So Mum goes for the phone and these guys slip out the door to see what Graham is doing up in the tree... I can't believe they'd just leave their food behind like that. I mean... look at it. Mmm.
There's a phone in Graham's Up the Tree and kids will have no clue what they're looking at or how those "buttons" work.
When Rebelle 3 by Escape Motions came out I wanted to create something that really shows off its power. I normally draw in fountain pen first, but this was created entirely from scratch in Rebelle 3.
Digital art tends to be cold and impersonal, but Rebelle's watercolor simulation looks & feels like real paint... and you can undo! That's critical for illustration work, as clients often request changes... But even for personal work- it means an artist can achieve a watercolor look without being at the mercy of the medium. So the result is more true to his or her vision.
I colored this in Escape Motions Rebelle 3.
Ghosts, Ghosts and More Ghosts. Drawn with a Pilot Custom 743 M using Noodlers 41 Brown ink. Watercolor coming next.
Looking out at that crazy Graham up in the tree!
It's cool how the internet can bring people together from far away places to make things. "Graham's Up the Tree" is based on a true story from the life of author mbpardy ... He's in Australia - I'm in Seattle area. When he posts these images at his page I see comments from people who grew up with real life versions of these characters I drew -- People that actually looked out the window and saw this little guy high up at the top of a tree... where no one else could go.
Graham's Up the Tree! ("and there's nowhere else he can go!") - my 4 year old ran around the house for weeks misquoting the story with his own interpretation of an Australian accent. Calling it out over, and over, and over again.
"Billy gets there last, wiggles up a spot..." from the Graham's Up the Tree book. I grew to love these kids after drawing them so much. They sort of became real to me.
For these Grahams Up the Tree drawings I used a Pilot Custom 823 with FA nib. This pen is legendary. It has a very soft nib and a giant vacuum filled tank of ink so you can write and draw for days.
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