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In spite of the caption, here’s someone who needs no introduction. Doctor Elabo is in the house! He’s a jolly, funky, mystical guy, and very much the spirit of my new Pilot Elabo fountain pen. (Yes, the one I was … Continue reading
Hey, it’s a thing. Normally, you should be gloriously un-guilty about your collection of fountain pens: they’re actual tools, they last almost forever if you take good care of them, and as a working artist, you’re pretty good about avoiding … Continue reading
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