Fun with Character Actors

March 6, 2013

121229ManAquashPenLeft: Sketch of a character actor made with Pentel's Aquash Brush Pen Filled with Light Black ink. Click on the image to view the enlargement. (Very odd drawing paper that buckled if you even looked at it, hence all the shadows.)


I think the caption pretty much says it all. If you want to have some fun with the Aquash pen, which comes filled with light black ink, turn on an old 1960s TV show or black and white movie and sketch away.

I find this brush pen is a nice break from the saturated blacks of the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Sometimes I just like to be able to restate lines and have them become darker.

    • Karen
    • March 6, 2013

    I just started using the Aquash pen and have to say that it is just wonderful. As you mention, it’s gray ink so you can go back and build values. I’ve been finishing off with the PPB, though, ’cause I like some full value in my sketches.

  1. Reply

    Karen, I think finishing off with the PPBP is a great thing to do. I sometimes do really MESSY sketches with the aquash and then add the black likes of the PPBP just because then you can see which line I really intended. But I love your idea of using it as the full dark value it is!

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