FIT Illustration Class - April 5th
This semester I'm taking an Illustration class called Watercolor Comps and our professor is covering many basic skills that can be used for illustrations. This week it was dip pens and India Ink on Smooth Paper to see how the type of pen can influence your drawings and lettering. I used Bainbridge Illustration Board Hot Press-#172. I did one quick sketch with pen and ink, and diluted ink and a brush for shading. My second drawing was of my "imaginary friend" AXEL and friends with pen, ink, and watercolor. I didn't like the way the watercolor went on the illustration board, and didn't take the time to try other smooth papers.
I used two pen nibs: A Zig Kuritake Pen Nib for a Manga Saji pen from the professor and a Brause Steno nib that I bought. Both were flexible nibs and could make very fine or thick lines. And both are available from Dick Blick.