Monday, January 25, 2010

lighting studies










these were based on photo books at the library during oic draw-at-the-library. Since the library is rather careful about what you bring in to the reference section, I just brought the minimum compact tools. And I had to be careful not to spray any ink on their expensive books! Mornings are the best times as it doesn't get crowded yet. Join us next time. Ballpoint/pencil + brush and ink.

12 comments:

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Amazing studies!

Is it just a bottle of ink?

Can post a pix of what u brought along to use? Thx

zeropointfive said...

How come there are people in costumes? :D They look great btw. Yea bad timing sorry i couldnt make it. hopefully next time!

drewscape said...

well this book was strange. It had monks and people in strange costumes. there were more strange photography books than I had strength to draw in one day. Oh and this economy rice stall ann gee brought us to after was amazing. got to try it next time.

Momo said...

Wonderful pieces. Appreciate the photo of the pens you brought too.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Wah u boomz!!!- the mid tone brush pen trick is clever :).

Btw - these japanese cartridge brush pens are very nice n useful- we have been using them since they were available here long ago ( I must hv some older than 10 years ones still lurking around ! :D ).
Only thing is the ink is nt water proof.

Can be refilled with some patience and a syringe.

Thx!

Don Low said...

Cool!!! I love these great exercises.

drewscape said...

you can refill it with waterproof ink. tho personally, the more spreading the better. thanks guys. Having good photo references does help make the drawings nicer too. only thing is copyright.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

@dewscape- "you can refill it with waterproof ink."

You have never clogged up the pan and damaged the bristles before with permanent ink?

Wht kind of ink do u use?

drewscape said...

parker, or lamy ink. any non-clogging ink other than chinese ink which will clog up.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

@drewscape- last I check- Parker and Lamy are not known for permanence or being waterproof.

Have not tried Noodler’s Ink though. Tht one is expensive but permanent made just for fountain pens.

drewscape said...

why do you need permanent waterproof inks unless you are drawing lines with them?

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Exactly Drew- a nice brush pen with permanent ink- for lines and whatnots. U can have a choice. Choice is good :D

And sometimes I like what I paint to stay undisturbed when u work it over with something else.

Anyway- that was just what I found limiting about the said pen.