061 – Brush Pen Testing

I ordered two pricey/fancy brush pens online and received them this week, and decided to battle them out, cockfighting style.

Or just test them both.

Both have their strong points and weak points. The Pentel Pocket Brush is easier to control and maintain, the ink is waterproof. The Kuretake is smoother and quicker and has a wider variety in line weight and variance, and is darker.

But I loves ’em both.

Every artist is looking for the one piece of equipment that will make them better artists. It doesn’t exist, but these pens come really close for me. I can feel myself changing to suit the pens, and it may be that breakthrough I feel I need to open my art up, and open my brain up.

Either that, or mushrooms.

060 – Captains America

Fake-Warholing it up. Folks who follow me on Twitter might recognize this as the warm-up piece I did before Live-Tweeting my weekly Drawing Night last Saturday.

059 – SPACE Sketch 8

058 – SPACE Sketch 7

057 – SPACE Sketch 6

056 – SPACE Sketch 5

055 – SPACE Sketch 4

054 – SPACE Sketch 3

053 – Prince Randian

Another SPACE sketch, this one of The Living Torso, Prince Randian, best known from the movie Freaks, which at one time I was going to adapt into a graphic novel, until I found out that a much better artist than me had already done it like 12 years ago.

052 – SPACE Sketch

Over the weekend, my friends Jason, Pat, Brian and I attended SPACE (Small Press And Comic Expo) in Columbus, Ohio. Over the course of the two days there, I doodled a little in a brand new sketchbook, killing time as we sold no comics.