Monday, February 12, 2007

I'm such an idiot.....

So this past weekend on a whim I decided to do something I've been wanting to do for awhile and that's pick up a brush and try inking my stuff with it instead of my "safety blanket" aka Micron pens.....and I seriously feel like such a moron for not doing it sooner. First off, I can totally see it cutting down the time I spend on my work. Whereas before I had to almost sculpt my linework to give it different weight and energy, now it just happens naturally. Also, it's much easier to wrap my head around portraying shadows and highlights on things like hair....I was getting to the point where I dreaded the inking part of the process, but now it's like I can't get there soon enough....a lot of my friends are shaking their heads and saying "I told you so."

update: here's a couple of pieces getting comfortable with my brush....right now I'm working on two extensive projects using a brush...should be interesting to see the results...

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