I'm working in a new moleskine for 2011 and I've switched to carrying a pencil because I was getting a bit too comfortable carrying a ballpoint - gonna switch mediums every 2-3 weeks just to keep on my toes. Right now I've been doing a lot of inking, it's filtering through into my linework and I'm being more gestural, whereas I would sketch a line out in several strokes I'm trying to hit it in one stroke first time. It's good practice for inking and I get to concentrate on quality of line without the permanency of ink, which can make you over consider a line before you do it.
Posted by Stuart Ruel at 23:22
You know I be drawing them hoes errday. I've been back on inking with brushes recently and I like the outcome better than nib, but it is just a hell of a lot more technical. I've found I'm working best on smoother surfaces like bristol, even though I do like to dry brush and that tends to work better on something with a bit of tooth...This was done in a moleskine with FW ink. Tried a new bit of colouring that I've been meaning to try for a while, got my Adam Hughes on and tried changing the colour of linework according to subject matter, which works well in fleshing out the image a bit.
Posted by Stuart Ruel at 03:03