Kathy at the Backyard Bird Nerd took a whole bunch of shots of the rose-breasted grosbeak that I’ve been working on most of the week, and you may be tired of me mentioning them by now, but since tonight’s artwork looks like Plan E or F, then Sunday’s artwork it is.
You’ve already seen the guy in the upper left. He’s the only one I stopped to do a bit of a step-by-step demonstration of, and I posted that earlier this week.
Clockwise from left: Polychromos colored pencil (I think it was burnt carmine), Micron 005 pen (that’s the finest tip there is, I think), Signo 207 blue ink pen (just a gel ink pen I had in the office), and a Derwent drawing pencil (I ordered one open stock, just to test them out).
What surprised me about this is that I think I like the ink ones the best! I guess the black ink one is my favorite. Ink is very zen; I think I could get into it if I gave myself the time and space to do it. I can’t help but be on pins and needles for a good while as I begin a drawing though, as that little voice inside my head keeps telling me “One wrong move and you’re dead!” Oh, the unforgiving nature of an ink pen.
Although BB at bbs art and design recently told me that a kneaded eraser can actually be used on ink, not to fully erase, but to dull the lines down a good bit. This really opened my eyes to the possibilities of the medium, for me. Thanks, BB, and thanks to all of my friends here who I learn from every day. I appreciate all of you much more than you know.
Anyway….we’re almost there, people. Hold on, hold on…..we shall FLY on the morrow. *flaps wings*