Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pen and Ink

It's been a long time since I've done a pen and ink with this much cross hatching. It was really a lot of fun to do. Both drawings posted here was made on Sketchbook Pro. The one of my Mother on the upper left was done with the ball point pen tool and the self portrait was done with the pencil tool.

The ball point pen gave a consistent line which was perfect for this drawing. I usually like using a tool where you can vary the thin and thickness of the line (weight) with pen pressure but this tool worked for this drawing.

I believe it's a good idea to try out all the tools (brushes) in the program so that you know what your options are when you are creating your image. You can use more than one tool for the line quality that you need.

 There i s a video of the self portrait I created for my YouTube channel. The video is embedded bellow.

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