Traditional coloring for my comic elective students. #demo #watercolor #ink #coloredpencil #dippen #brush

Traditional coloring for my comic elective students. #demo #watercolor #ink #coloredpencil #dippen #brush

alexdecampi:

My epic fantasy thriller VALENTINE is BACK! You can’t keep a good story down. Read it NOW on Thrillbent (click for special promo!) or on Comixology. New chapter every week! The groundbreaking digital comic by thelarsenproject and myself, with over half a million downloads, is back and better than ever… and we’re finishing it! Three new chapters already done… nine more to go and then it’s the end, folks!

alexdecampi:

My epic fantasy thriller VALENTINE is BACK! You can’t keep a good story down. Read it NOW on Thrillbent (click for special promo!) or on Comixology. New chapter every week! The groundbreaking digital comic by thelarsenproject and myself, with over half a million downloads, is back and better than ever… and we’re finishing it! Three new chapters already done… nine more to go and then it’s the end, folks!

Since I am in an orc mood today, here are a bunch of images from the orc art book. It’s long sold out, please don’t ask for one.

Orcess lunch doodle. Dip pen and ink. #sketch #dippen #ink #orcs #orcess

Orcess lunch doodle. Dip pen and ink. #sketch #dippen #ink #orcs #orcess

Pencil sketch while I wait on photoshop… #orcs #orcess #pencil #sketch #moleskine

Pencil sketch while I wait on photoshop… #orcs #orcess #pencil #sketch #moleskine

Morning warm up: book verse Faramir from LotR 

Colored pencil in the moleskin

Morning warm up: book verse Faramir from LotR

Colored pencil in the moleskin

Holy crap! I just discovered you this morning, and I could spend forever tapping the little hearts, but I think I'd rather just write and tell you how much I love your work! Absolute amaze-balls! And, yeah, I know that's not a question :)

It’s okay!  That’s a very nice thing for you to say :)

iamdigginit:

Maxfield Parrish 1870-1966

You probably wouldn’t guess it to look at my work, but Maxfield Parrish has always been one of my favorite illustrators. Back when I was in college, I had the pleasure of seeing some of these paintings in person (at the Brandywine Museum). His oil paintings are mind blowing. The finishes are so flat, they look like prints. It almost made me stop drawing. I don’t see nearly enough of him on tumblr. Reblog an old master illustrator…

You can do a lot with three colored pencils and a dip pen. Evening break from a day of computer work.

Sketches for a project. I do better with perspective when I have a pencil in my hand.

Sketches for a project. I do better with perspective when I have a pencil in my hand.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

I need to work on this dry brush technique, but I kinda like how this came out.  I don’t often do portraits.  Ink, gel pen on cheap watercolor paper.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

I need to work on this dry brush technique, but I kinda like how this came out. I don’t often do portraits. Ink, gel pen on cheap watercolor paper.

ART NERD TALK:

So, because I have an insatiable need to try out everything, I picked up this Kuretake Fudegokochi (disposable brush pen) with my last jetpens order, and I really like it. It makes smaller lines with less variation than the refillable pens, but is still brushy so I can maintain my line weight on a smaller scale. It is not waterproof, which has led to some fun experiments with adding water to sections to create washes, and the ink in very, very black…

I mean, you will have to pry my Isabey Kolinsky brushes and Dr. Phillip Martin’s Black Star Ink from my cold dead hands before I stop using them to ink a page, but this is a great sketching medium, and something to look up if you prefer pens to old school brushes. So far, this pen has long and away outlasted any Faber Castel brush pen, and it’s great to do lettering with. It has been working really well on coated paper (like moleskine sketchbooks and slick inking paper) too.

Also used in this doodle: Uniball Signo Broad gel pen, Pentel water brush filled with red sumi ink and a waterbrush with just water to bleed the blacks.