Started a life (costume, not figure) drawing class, and bought some tools to play with inks.
Pose: Sitting, tight sweater pushed down onto knees, arm hanging loose
Pose: Sitting, deep lean towards me, beret, collared shirt
Pose: Standing, loose sweater, fun hat.
Pose: Sitting, leaning towards me, loose sweater
Pose: Standing, collared shirt, knit hat
Really couldn’t capture this one. So frustrating!
Pose: Hitchiker with backpack, ski jacket, knit hat
Pose: Kneeling with robe, facing away. Really had a hard time with this one.
Pose: Standing with robe and long walking stick, knit hat. Tried and failed to get proportions on this right.
Charcoal, probably my best proportions of the night. Fairly simple – leaning, one leg up crossed over the other, felt hat, collared shirt.
Pose: Loose sweater, standing
Playing with inking tools – inkwell, dip pens and brushes
This one really gives you a lot of mileage with a tiny bit of ink, and lines are nice and fine.
Brushes were hard. But you can see how varied you can be with a decent one.
Small brushes are harder to work with, better for certain kinds of rough detail.
Hard nib to use, the 56 round
Kind of fun, but not sure what this tip would be best for.
Bs have a flat round bit and are pretty easy to use.
Easy to get lost just experimenting with lines.
Cs are flattish. Lower numbers are bigger.
C2: Kind of fun, but easy to screw up.
B1: not really fond of this; I think I’d probably favour the 102 over this most of the time.
c4: My favourite overall. The most varied tip, and the easiest one to simulate brush with.
Scratch card – I had to figure out which ones were which at one point. Note the C4 – this is where I really realized I was loving that nib.