January 8, 2013

Ink Sketches

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Happy 2013 out there.  Even with all the freedom of digital work on assignments, I've found sticking to ink on warmup drawings has pushed me to try out some interesting techniques, like dry-brushing, grinding Sumi ink, and experimenting different ways to grow the drawing without a pencil. I've recently become a big fan of the smooth heavyweight paper in the Stillman & Birhn "Epsillon" sketchbooks after discovering one a few months ago in San Francisco. You can find sketchbook ink drawings from the last year or so on my Flickr page, as well as new drawings as they happen.
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2 comments:

K Godfrey said...

Great stuff, Owen! Thanks for sharing.

KRStyle said...

Really kool. The first piece reminds me of the artwork you'd see in those romance comics from the 60's and 70's. The lines have a Vince Vince Colletta look.