Hey all I am super busy as of late so a sketch will have to do! I want to do some more complicated work and gouache paintings and things that I haven't gotten around to on my blog in a bit, so I will be working on that.
I did however put together an overview of what I have been using lately for my ink drawings.
I have been really loving the Pentel which I got back in college and rediscovered my love for. Great tip to it and you can buy refills of ink. Initial price is $13.50 with two refills so that's pretty good! It's not waterproof so it does bleed, but it's very black.
Kuretake Brush Pen: The Wink of Luna (Gold) is just beautiful. It's a bit thicker in the tip. I think one of my favorite parts about this pen is how it lays. It's pretty opaque so there is nice play in it. It's $9 for one so it is a little more spendy than a lot of brush pens, especially for its inkwell size. Just don't use it on everything hah!
Sorry about my super dry hands haha but I wanted to show the tip difference. The other pens are pretty good. The one from Daiso is officially the least expensive hah but it works pretty well. Since it was Daiso and unmarked otherwise, it was $1.50 in San Francisco. Unfortunately I don't know the name!
The other two Kuretake (silver & gold) are more like a felt brush pen tip so they don't make such a thin line as the brush pen. They are reasonably priced at $2.50 each.
Hope these are helping people find pens they like! Prices seem to vary so I recommend price hunting if that is important to you. I often use JetPens or Amazon.
My mom has been in town for a week and we went to Disney World, Magic Kingdom! We got to go on all the rides and one was the It's A Small World ride, so of course I got inspired. Think I will make a gouache painting based on the ride. I love Mary Blair's amazing design work!
We also went to Universal Studios which was a blast. I love the Harry Potter sections *-* so cool. They are celebrating HP on January 30th at Universal - not sure if I want to pay for a whole ticket to do that. So expensive!! Ryan and I have all the movies and are big nerds though haha so maybe we will have to do a marathon. We got house pins. Ryan is a Ravenclaw ... I placed him. He had a hard time placing me, but I picked Slytherin. Hee hee hee ... err mwahaha?
I'm also going to be doing more gardening - I have an acorn. Oh and vegetables ... but I have a picture of the acorn.
That review for pens is still coming - I'll post it up this weekend so be on the lookout!
Recently I finished this amazing anime called "My Love Story" - Ryan and I were watching it together every time. It's possibly the cutest show I have seen - if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I had to draw some fan art: Rinko is making cupcakes for Takeo! Coincidentally I don't think she ever made cupcakes in the series ... but she is an incredible baker!
It's funny - I freehanded this ink drawing. There was no underdrawing and it looks so much nicer than the one sketched before! I've been doing that more often and just having fun with the brush pens.
Hey so if there is anything you guys are liking or want to see more of, let me know! I have been really enjoying doing this small ink drawings lately. I will do a post soon with pictures of the pens and a quick review!