|1/7/16 Zebra brush pen, Canson all-media sketchbook|
(2 min. poses)
The last time I went to life drawing was in October, so as usual, I felt creaky today. Whenever I let more than a few weeks go by between sessions, I feel like I forget everything I practiced the previous time.
One thing I did remember, though, was how much I enjoyed using brush pens last time – both a “hairy” Sailor Fude Nagomi and a “non-hairy” Zebra double-sided brush pen. For the really short one- and two-minute poses, I preferred the Zebra’s greater control. For the five-minute and longer poses, I switched to the actual brush hairs of the Sailor, which requires moving a bit more slowly to have the same degree of control. In both cases, I like the look of the raw, organic lines, and their water-soluble inks are ideal for quick shading.
For the last 10-minute pose (bottom of page), I switched to a fountain pen. The model’s foreshortened, bent knee sure was tricky!
|1/7/16 Sailor Nagomi brush pen (5 and 10 min. poses)|
|1/7/16 Sailor Nagomi brush pen|
(5 min. pose)
|1/7/16 ink, Sailor fude fountain pen (10 min. pose)|