Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Trying just using pen and black ink tones on paper. What should i look out for in this technique? Nick Stakal seems to be very good at this style. Comments and advice?

4 comments:

kuanth said...

good try, although the technique is similar to the Nick Stakal, you managed to make it your style in the end.

i like.

andyyang said...

you already have the technique at hand. what I usually do is have this harsh imaginary spot light shining on the subjects in my mind. I think the ink technique employed by Stakal is a traditional Asian style of painting like the Japanese sumi-e. Check out some history here. Awesome. Happy learning!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ink_and_wash_painting

Mr.B said...

i think N S has really strong silhouette. And he's bold when define shadowed areas. :D

drewscape said...

Hi. Kuan you sound like an american idol judge haha. Thanks andy. Yep defined shadow area. Thanks. Also noticed that he doesn't make the shadow areas completely black. there are still details in there.