Sunday, December 31, 2006

Living up to the blog's name...



Finally getting back into the swing of things now that Lilah's getting on some sembalance of a schedule. That and Mom and I are taking turns giving each other the valuable "me" time that helps us cope with the new addition.

I sent a way for the Kubert correspondence course on inking and have begun it in earnest. These are the first two exercises I've accomplished so far. The first one is pen nib only. A Hunt 512 nib that I've never used before. I should've incorporated some Crow Quill in there (either the 102 or 107), but I wanted to give this new nib a test drive. Didn't turn out as poorly as I anticipated, but still plenty of room for improvement.

The second piece (two-paneled one) is all brush work. Again, this is the first time I've used a #2 Kolinsky to ink. (I've been using a #4 and a #00 as of late.) Gotta say that I prefer the brush over the pen nibs. I just feel more in control and you can get a finer line easier with it.

I'll be posting more as I progress in the lessons, though right now it's all practice. Until next time...