Ink Drawings

I made these drawings on April 6, 2013 at 10:02am.  I used liquitex ink and a refillable OTR marker.  Each drawings is approximately 9×12 inches.  I made several sets that morning, will post some more soon.



Experiments with the new markers continue.  The drawings here were done with the “transformer marker” which has an interchangeable head for nibs of different size.  These were made with the 15mm nib.  The ink is Liquitex Acrylic Ink, which I have been using not so much because I like it but because it is available at a local store.  The ink is not bad, but it does not have some of the qualities I like in other inks.  Drying speed is not something that I had thought would be important but I have found that the faster drying inks have a more even color.  …

Some large drawings

I have been having some fun with the Masterpiece 60mm marker.  I quickly exhausted the speedflow black ink it came with.  This ink has the best effect through a new nib.  I was unable to get this quality of streaking with any of the other inks. All of the following drawings are 18″x24″ in size.

Seriously though, look at these streaks:

Then I experimented with the purple One4All ink.  Straight out of the bottle it is a little too thick to flow easily in this pen.  …

New Pens!

I just got a box of new pens!

I had been filling the Molotow pens with Liquitex acrylic ink but I wanted to try the Molotow One4All ink.  Let me just say that there is no comparison.  The Liquitex inks are transparent water based ink with good color. The One4All inks are smooth, fast drying, matte and very opaque.  They are UV resistant and very permanent as well.  Which is good, a lot of paint pens do not have archival quality ink.  …

Small Ink drawings

These are some more paint pen ink drawings.  I used Molotow empty markers 111EM and 211EM filled with the Liquitex acrylic ink.  These are smaller than the other ink drawings I made with these pens.  These are 2.5″ x 3.5″ inches each.  I worked on this set on September 28th, 2012 around 5:50 am.  I was working fast and they are un-numbered so they are probably out of order.  These are 18 of my favorites from that morning.

131 color ink drawings in 1:05

I put some of my recent tri-color ink drawings in sequence.  Flipping through them rapidly really shows the similarities and differences between each of the figures.

Tricolor drawings

I just uploaded a whole bunch of new work to the drawings page.  I am calling these tricolor because I filled a pen (empty Molotow 227) with a bright orange acrylic ink, then dipped the tip in a dark green ink.  The effect is that the line starts our dark, mixes with the orange and then becomes orange.  It allows me to use different colors without breaking the line or using multiple lines.  Some of the drawings from 8/5/12 are multi-line but everything from 8/10/12 is single line with the colors mixing on the pen nib.  …

The situation in the studio right now

Still experimenting with the paint pens.  My favorite so far is the On the Run 7mm. I am working on a set of prints that are 11″x14″ which is smaller than the prints I have been making.  I did some sketches to get a better feel for that size.  These are done with a very lightly water-thinned Phthalo blue:…

The situation in the studio right now

So I got some new toys:

I have been telling myself to check out refillable paint pens for awhile.  I have had not so great luck with the regular kind filled with enamel paint with the pump action nib.   I was never happy with the line quality and I found a lot of the colors would bleach out in the sun.  But a lot of companies are now making refillable ones that you can fill with whatever you want. I checked out a bunch of different places online and ended up placing an order from