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Portrait Course, lesson # 25

28 Mar

Today I decided to use my Pentel color brush pen to do a portrait of the same model we had last week. However, I wanted to use airbrush ink instead of the original Pentel brush ink, which comes in cartridges (as part of the pen).

Portrait Course 2011-03-28 # 1

⇧ Undersketch of the model in 2H lead. The instructor gave me a few hints, because ink knows no mercy.

Portrait Course 2011-03-28 # 2

⇧ Inking, if you’re not used to it, is like swimming while you’re drowning. There’s no undo button, few opportunities to hide or repair mistakes. It’s now or never, no regrets.

I couldn’t load enough ink on it for the large size of paper I was using. Next time I should use a regular brush and India ink. It’s a pain to clean a regular brush, but the result can be so much more satisfying.