I finally finished one of the sketches I had drawn a little while back. After a lot of fretting and wondering I finally went out and bought a new brush. I love the Winsor & Newton series 7 brushes. I was taught by a comic book inker how to ink, and not only did he recommend Black Magic ink to me, he gave me one of his old brushes. I’ve since bought my own — in larger sizes of 2 and 3, for filling spot blacks, as well as the 1 I used as the main inking brush for a while, and now the smaller size 0.
I was worried I would lose some of the details I loved in the blue pencil transfer, and it was such a small space (and I’m still a bit shaky and getting used to drawing again)… well, I wasn’t sure I should ink it. I really wanted to use inks, however. I also wanted to use the ink like watercolor. In fact, I ended up doing that a little more than originally intended.
I’m pleased with the results! My husband wants to frame this drawing and the previous one of Gloin that I drew. Now to figure out what type of frames, and where to put them!
Please see the deviantART page for more information about the piece (as well as links to the original sketch, and a section of the blue pencil transfer).
I also picked up a few more supplies for another project when I bought my new inking brush. There are a few more things I need to get, but hopefully I can start testing some things out and get to work on that project. In the meantime, I’m sure I’ll work on another drawing soon! 🙂 It’s been too much fun!
Babbly repetitiveness brought to you by random headache! I think I need a nap!