Nov 1, 2009

"Wing" A Parker+Brand Micro-Sketch

My son and I had most of the afternoon to ourselves, and the weather in Southwest Louisiana is great (for a change), so we decided to throw a blanket on the ground and sit outside and draw together. I had picked up some new brushes and wanted to take them for a test drive. Don't know why, but I've been on this Batman family kick for the past few days and I figured I'd take a stab at doing a Nightwing (the original Robin) sketch. I was happy with the pencil work, but I really do not like the new brushes I purchased. There really is no sub for a good Windsor & Newton, Series 7 Sable #3 brush. Since I'm not a professional it's not so bad to use sub-par tools, but if I had to do an illustration for pay then I would definitely re-invest in the Sable #3. The inking tools I'm using now are great for fun & hobby, but every time I dip one of these cheaper brushes in the ink I know I run the risk of destroying my pencils. Anyway, my son & I got to spend some quality creative time together and we had a good time. That's what counts. This time I've posted the pencils, inks and my grey ink additions. Thanks for taking the time to look at my work. 

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1 comment:

Louisiana Jeff said...

I'm not familiar with the character, but the drawing is amazing. I don't see how it could be better with a different brush. Thanks for putting it up for us to see.