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Saturday, February 02, 2008

More Sketching





Lynn asks "What is a brush pen?"

It's a pen whose tip is shaped like a paint brush; when you press harder, you make a thicker line, softer and you get a very fine line.

The ones I bought a few days ago are made by Faber-Castell. I bought the Manga Set, which includes a fine tip and a medium tip in black, and then three warm gray brush tips and three cool gray brush tips, all in permanent, waterproof, pigment ink. You can order these from Amazon--and I've even put a link in the sidebar (isn't technology amazing?) If you want to, you can paint over these with acrylics--they won't smear. And they won't 'tack-up' the acrylics if you use the pens over the paint.

7 comments:

kikipotamus said...

Ah, this set of quirky, off-centre people seems looser and more alive, more real. I love them, esp. the woman on the first page who looks as if she might be reaching into a pant pocket. Great!

Lynn said...
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Lynn said...

Karen, more wonderful sketches. Thanks too for the detailed explaination of the pen brushes. I love all these tools I am being introduced to by you artists.

Maybelline Jones said...

I LOVE-love-LOVE-LoVe your sketches, I get so jealous of people who can draw. Beyond vegetables with faces, I got nothing in the drawing department.

Kate said...

These sketches are wonderful. I have never tried sketching with a brush pen before...hmm another idea, Thanks,

Kate

blendedcolors said...

oh i love all of your sketches! and those brush pens are very fun to use!

Leah said...

loving the sketches!!