Inked Thorin Drawing

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).


Thorin Oakenshield: Weight of the World by ~cfgriffith on deviantART

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!

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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