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Script day–I batted out the final revision of a six page story for my new collection. And writing means legal pads and legal pads mean doodles in the margins. For the last couple of years, I’ve been completely obsessed with … Continue reading
A cross, perhaps, between the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, with a touch of those classic Creations, this awkward character is definitely one of those monsters who is fundamentally misunderstood. You can tell from … Continue reading
Regular readers already know about my drawing of the day project. Six years ago yesterday I made a New Year’s resolution to do a finished, inked drawing every day for year. Frankly, I would have counted the project a success … Continue reading
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