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Daniel Craig – Defiant

26 Mar

I still have to get used to drawing with a Micron ink pen. This drawing is based on a poster of the movie “Defiant” with lead Daniel Craig.

It is a rough sketch of 60 minutes, again because I’m not yet used to the drawing technique with a Micron.

Daniel Craig - Defiant

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Jack Hamm Appetizer

26 Mar

Most books on drawing begin with an exercise that is so easy, you literally have to be such an utter clutch if you can’t do that exercise. It is supposed to wet your appetite and draw you into the book, so you’ll buy it. It is what I would call an appetizer. It is a trick publishers like to pull on their customers (that would be you, if you ever buy books).

The cartooning book by Jack Hamm is no exception. Knowing this, I gladly tried it with my new 0.4 micron ink pen.

Jack Hamm Appetizer

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Searching for ink pens

26 Mar

Now many professional artists (and especially illustrators) are going digital, art supply shops find it hard to sell mechanical pens. There still seems to be a market for calligraphy, but manufacturers like Koh-i-Noor and (especially) Rotring are taking formerly very successful mechanical pens out of their inventory.

My local art supply shop only had cheap Microns or rather expensive Rotring Rapidograph F pens. The salesperson told me they are not going to restock these pens and only sell on order from now on.

So I settled for the cheap 0.4 mm Micron pen, and did this test drawing. I first penciled my cup of coffee (a soup mug), then draw with the Micron, erased the pencil drawing with kneaded eraser, scanned it in, and did some image enhancement (making it more pure black and white).

Searching for ink pens

I live in a rather small town. I guess I either have to order online, or go to a bigger city, where there’s still a market for ink pens for artists.

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Rasheed

26 Mar

My Bengal cat is called Rasheed, and I’m very fond of this cat. Now he’s a very active cat, which makes him hard to draw. I guess I just have to wait until he’s tired and I can draw him while he sleeps.

Rasheed

The sketch was made in approximately 30 minutes with HB pencil on 120 g/m2 drawing paper.

I decided to create a second drawing/sketch of Rasheed. I wanted to add some of the environment, to give it more of a homey feeling to it.

More Rasheed

It turned into a rough sketch, with the proportion not entirely correct. The overall impression is what I wanted, though.

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