Illustration Friday: Smooth
I love penguins and can’t believe I left them out of Inktober so here’s one with “smooth moves” for Illustration Friday.
Thank you for all the support and nice comments throughout Inktober. I missed a day here and there, but really enjoyed it and so appreciate Jake Parker for creating the event. Sketching in ink is a fun challenge—each pen stroke is a commitment, but it also loosens you up a bit.
I’ve been using Pigma Micron pens for a zillion years, but during Inktober I finally found a brush pen that I like. I’m a klutz with the broader-tipped and / or soft brush pens, but Jet Pens
carries a large selection of Japanese calligraphy pens. I like one called Tombow Fudenosuke; the brush tip is not too soft and provides a subtler line variation, especially for small sketches. Inky-black, waterproof, doesn’t smear (I’m left-handed so that’s a big plus for me).
A quick sketch comparison.