Like a bolt out of the blue, the desire to create and produce new artwork just comes back. I've been wanting to draw for some time, but wanting to and feeling compelled to are different things. Life gets busy, priorities can change, and time becomes a thief. However, when that itch finds its way under your skin, there's nothing for it except to start scratching…
Inking, like any skill, requires practice to keep up. Sadly, I haven’t handled a brush and ink pot for too long. I’ve been traveling a lot (too much?) in the past year, and it has required me to carry a more mobile set of tools to do drawing with. So, I’m trying to make a more concerted effort to get back to adding some massive blacks to my line work. I still don’t have an ink pot handy (they tend to make a mess when they break in your bag), but I can still apply what know with pens. This is just practice, and I thought I’d share:
Yes, it’s a spacesuit. What did you expect from me?
It’s been a crazy month of traveling, visiting, and trying to make sense out of work. I’m finally getting to a place where I can start being productive again, and I promise there’ll be more posts with new awesomeness soon. In the mean time, here’s a little treat form my sketchbook:
If you think you may have seen this one before, you could be right. One of my favorite things to do when I just want to warm up in the morning is to throw some vellum over and old sketch and try and cleanly work some lines with technical pens. The sketch was done years ago, but I felt it had more to offer. So, I inked this on the bus… or maybe it was the train… definitely NOT the plane, though. I hate flying so much.