Brush Pen v. Wash
I was inspired to draw this mixer after reading Michael Nobbs'
latest issue of The Beany but I'm no Michael Nobbs and
this has turned out looking like a Magic Marker visual.
The problem for me with these pens is that they don't give a flat,
graphic look - like the Photoshop tints that Michael adds
to his drawings - but nor do they give the organic feel that you'd
get from sloshing on a wash of dilute Chinese ink with a brush (the
method I currently use, right). I have to say I much prefer
the wash drawing.
I'm sure they'll be useful though, in situations where I can't
take out my pots of ink washes and start splashing about.
The food mixer is one Barbara's mum had spare. She's kindly given
it to me because I want to try making recycled paper. And I didn't
dare use Barbara's food processor!
Haven't tried the papermaking yet. I'll let you know how it goes.
ABT brush pens colour
Richard Bell, email@example.com