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Or rather, two shaded guys. Hand shaded guys, that is. Freehand toning like this, with a very small pen like the Rotring Art Pen with the EF sketch nib* (aka the scritchy-scratchy pen) is about the most fun you can … Continue reading
Please note that the guy with the cape and the cave and the signal and the mobile is The Batman. This is a bat man, so no harm no foul on the copyright front. OK. In terms of content, this … Continue reading
Yes, this is just a pair of animated GIFs*. But every artist in the world who sees them immediately wants this drawing tool. And we think it should exist**. It seems so logical. It would be a great tool for … Continue reading
People sometimes come to this blog to read about fountain pens and how to care for them and use them for drawing and hand lettering, so I thought I would share with you what I do to get started with … Continue reading
Just when you thought the drawing of the day could not get any sillier, have a sculptor and a small figure with a very big attitude. For something so ridiculous, this drawing is actually quite formal, inked very strictly in … Continue reading
No wonder Italy is such an interesting place. Watch out, Stromboli!(Placemat sketch, Italian restaurant division. It’s times like this that I wish I could get into the habit of carrying one of those little Sharpie pens along with my regular … Continue reading
People sometimes ask me how long it takes to ‘break in” a new fountain pen. This is normally a hard question to answer, since a lot of it depends on the pen. Softer nibs break in faster than harder ones, … Continue reading
When you’ve been drawing a lot of group portraits of your audience as you imagine them and inking them for hours with the scritchy-scratchy pen, it’s fun to take up the drawing of the day sketchbook and one of the … Continue reading
The world is full of people who love bags and boxes and containers of all kinds. If that means you, here’s a wonderful blue toolbox. It’s a Trusco, from Japan, and I just want to fill it up with my drawing … Continue reading
Regular reader Wolfie is here for a visit, and I let him pick this week’s best of the drawing of the day. Great minds (or whatever kind of minds we have) must think alike, because this is the one I … Continue reading