14 July, 2014
The drawings above were from this weekend’s edition of the Boston chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School! This month was a special Community Day edition of Dr. Sketchy’s and featured many returning models as well as some rookies from the crowd. Sadly, I didn’t model (posing meant less drawing), but it was fun to draw so many different people. And best of all, all of the proceeds benefited the Aliza Brain Trust (a great cause that you can donate to at anytime)!
11 July, 2014
Here’s a poster I did for this weekend’s Dr. Sketchy’s Boston Community Day extravaganza! Stop by the event this Sunday at Great Scott in Allston. In addition to the usual Dr. Sketchy goodness, this will be your chance to try your hand at being a model (if you are so inclined). Best of all, all proceeds from this event benefit the Aliza Shapiro Brain Trust (a great cause if there ever was one)!
2 May, 2014
Recently, I had the honor of doing a poster for the Boston chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. I’ve been a long-time fan and attendee of the group’s monthly events, so it was really fun to put all of that experience to use in promoting the group. The experience was so much fun that I am weaseling my way into doing more artwork for the group. Stay tuned!
10 February, 2014
I recently bought a couple of the Pilot Parallel Pens. While designed for calligraphy, these pens make fantastic lines and are really fun to draw with! Dr. Sketchy’s seemed like a good opportunity to give these suckers a decent test drive.
The variation of line you can get with these pens is amazing. The ink flow is really good as well — you can get a really “wet” line with these. Perfect, if you really want that blotty messy look. The pens are not the easiest to control, though. While that’s part of the fun, I think it’s going to take a little while before I truly feel confident using these.
One drawback for me is the ink. Its standard ink cartridges are not waterproof, so that really doesn’t work too well for my purposes (adding ink washes and watercolors). The washes in the drawings above came from simply adding a little water via a waterbrush. In some cases, the effect is kind of nice, but if you want to retain the crispness of your linework, this is not ideal. Fortunately, you can get an ink converter for these, so I can load ’em up with some trusty Noodler’s Bulletproof Black.
I’m definitely looking forward to working with these pens some more.