Monday, April 9, 2007

Sketchy McDoodleton from Drawsville.

O.K. Here's a sketch I did before I went to sleep last night:


I'm going to try and get down a system where I have a specific entry for each day of the week (Fridays will be "From the Vault"; that's all I know right now). The "100 themes" will be everyday (until I finish with them), but the rest I'm unsure of. I'll keep you posted.

-maris

6 comments:

chrishaley said...

How quick would you say you burn through those brush pens?

Also, seeing your little pencil sketch off to the side there made me realize I was subconsciously ripping you off with this little guy I'd been doodling on post it notes at work. Darnitall.

chrishaley said...

Also, on a grammar related note, I think that should have said, "How quickly.."

maris said...

As I read this comment, my last brush pen gave a final cough...(tear). Given that, I inked number 64 with a snazzy Pentel refillable brush pen that I found out about through the Big Time Attic blog (under the "Tip's and Trick's" category; it was the first post). I'm trying to get used to this new pen so I can make the switch and stop wasting all those Faber-Castells (but I love them so).

Joel Priddy said...

I've been playing around with the Faber-Castells, because they're so much faster than a brush, but, dang, I'm having a hard time loving them. They're so fuzzy! And they wear out in about a day. Once the work is scanned in and reduced to size, it looks just fine, but the process itself just lacks the sensuality and object-quality of the trusty ol' sable tail.

What am I missing? Am I doing something wrong? Other than speed, what's the nature of the love-connection people have with these things?

maris said...

Hiya Joel,
I guess I just like the Fabers because of how stiff the brush is (I'm a control freak). I find that I can ink really fast with them and not care too much about the lines I'm making. I don't desire that great of variation in line weight (or at least I think I don't).

With a brush, I'm over-cautious and end up taking a lot longer to ink things (and over-think them as well). The Fabers DO run out too fast, but I can usually get a smooth fuzzy-free line with them for about 3 weeks (I usually swithc between two). I also hate to take a lot of supplies with me (I'm not very stationary), and fear the dreaded ink-spill.

On a side note, I have to admit that I absolutely love Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay Black India ink; I wish I could just dip my dead Fabers in that and ink (hey! maybe I'll try it!).

With all that said, I am trying to switch over to the portable refillable Pentel, because I feel like it's a happy medium (no pun intended) for me. And the Fabers are a bit of a waste of money... Anyhow, hope that answers your questions about my Faber-infatuation.

-maris

Joel Priddy said...

Thanks, Maris!