Want to buy my art prints?

My Society6 store

My online store account for art prints.

LINKS FOR CREATIVES:

Society6- Online gallery and store for artists

AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts

Jakprints - Print & Apparel company in Cleveland, OH

Creative Commons

Society of Digital Artists

Mischief- freeform sketching app

Clip Studio Paint- Manga creation app

Wacom, Inc.-Tablet manufacturer

Sketchbook Pro- drawing app

Moleskine-Sketchbook company

INSPIRATION:

Abhishek Singh- Illustrator

Phoenix Tree Publishing-Cullen Nolan

Hi Fructose magazine

Shawn Barber - Artist

The Marquis by Guy Davis

Audrey Kawasaki - Illustrator

Katsuhiro Otomo - Illustrator

Katsuya Terada - Illustrator

Jean "Moebius" Giraud - Illustrator

Roberto Ferri - Fine artist

Yoshitaka Amano - Illustrator

Tomer Hanuka - Illustrator

Back to Frank Black- Millennium fan site

FENCING:

Vermont Fencing Alliance- Fencing club site

United States Fencing Association-National HQ

Entries in art (2)

Friday
Sep292017

The Long Summer Is Over And A New Pen

Summer has come and gone which has kept me away from this blog due to other personal things and getting another car to replace the old one. But also the heat which truly tested the creative juices to no end and doing what I can to stay busy. 

Nevertheless, the cold wave has arrived to such glee and I'm all for it. But winter is where my creative energy shoots through the roof. Perhaps not all creative people are wired in similar fashion and have their own energy flow at different times of the day. Or year. 

Now that October, or should I say Halloween, is so close by, I decided to show a small update of a great fountain pen I just bought and love the line art came out as seen on my Instagram page.

Below is a photo of the fountain pen up close with the new refills I ordered recently that should last me a year or so. The ink it uses is smooth and does well for hand writing on fine paper or notebooks. But I would suggest using a notebook with thick paper to prevent any spidering or bleeding of the page. It does interact nicely with a sketchbook but as long as it is smooth textured without the tooth, so that there's no accumulation of paper on the tip of the quill. 

The pen works beautifully with the cartridge reload and is comfortable to hold. I find it addictive to sketch with it producing crisp lines of spontaneity. It's really worth checking out the Ooly pen at ooly.com. 

On another note, I may be moving my site to a version 7 engine, from the old one, on Squarespace so it will have a different look slightly but more mobile ready. I'm also considering keeping the blog down to a minimum with a new focus on illustration and storyboard work in the near future. So, keep an eye out for future changes.

 

Ooly fountain pen

Friday
Mar312017

New LePen Drawing set

Recently, I ordered some new drawing pens from Marvy Uchida to experiment with because I enjoy the essence of inking and how it flows on paper. Not only that, it's a way for me to search for the right pen that would fit my style and workflow.

The new pen set has point sizes ranging from .005 to .08 and interacted nicely with my moleskine sketchbook even though the quality is not so different than what I experienced with the Faber Castell Artist PITT pen, which is one company that I really love. They make the best graphite pencils in the 9000 series that have such admirable quality. 

I suspect these pens would interact better on smoother paper than the moleskine to have a uniform line quality, especially if it were done on hot press illustration board which comes to mind. If they do, then I may buy more of them to stock up on specialized drawing surfaces. It would also come handy for life drawing sessions for crisper line and form, I think. The pen set is affordably priced and are comfortable to hold. 

One of the better pens I've tested in some time. 

LePen Drawing setThe font style reminds me of what Dover publishing books use with academic clean look.Here's a close up of what the tip looks like.A little experiment with dark theme using the LePen set.