Monday, November 2, 2009

BRUSH PEN PRACTICE





I recently purchased a Japanese Brush Pen (synthetic nylon bristles) that has permanent ink in the cartridges. I decided to spend some time today practicing drawing with this pen. It takes a little while to learn how to manipulate the brush to get a variety of line. I did 11 drawings today and have posted 4 here. The first is actually the last. I think it came out the best. The first ones left something to be desired.

9 comments:

Liz said...

Agree with your choice. The problem seems to be in the handling of the shading in the large darks in 2 of the drawings. I would be real interested in knowing if you find a solution.

(New to your blog and learning so much. Can't attend your workshops because of the distance but having a log of fun trying out different ideas. Don't ever stop blogging!)

Kathy said...

I like the effect you get using this brush. The top drawing is my favorite!

Cynthia said...

What expressive work....moving stuff! Your work inspires me, thanks so much.

RHCarpenter said...

Myrna, I tried to watch a program on the life and art of Agnes Martin last night - this top drawing looks just like her!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I, too, have a set of those pens...and even bought plenty of refills! And have not put them to use yet...thanks for the encouragement!

Myrna said...

Liz, Kathy and Cynthia, thanks for taking the time to comment and for being so complimentary.

Rhonda, OMG...I had never heard of this artist but checked it out and you are so right!!! This is actually from a photo of a male Indian by Curtis but it looks just like her. I don't care for her work but thought her comments on art were very interesting. Thanks for the link.

Teresa said...

The first one is the best indeed but I think the second one is aa close runner, maybe becasue of those strong dark strokes under his cheeks, they are old and make it intense, great work!

Holly Van Hart said...

Myrna, These faces are amazingly expressive. Can't wait to see more of your brush pen work. Holly

David Lobenberg said...

Lovely, lovely line work.

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