Contrasty and a New Japanese Gridded JournalFebruary 29, 2016
Above: Sketch of Dick using a dye-based Pentel Brush Pen, on lightweight gridded paper in a Japanese notebook that's about 9 x 11.5 inches.
I often find that the media and approaches I use to sketch Dick in the evening reflect what I've been talking to my students about. Hence the high contrast image with just black ink on paper. Yes, the value of his skin should probably be lighter than his hair (though his hair is awfully dark in some light—I think it's all that pool-water chemistry), but I really wanted that temple dark. Sometimes it's just too fun to push the brush around. And I knew I couldn't add water on this paper to dilute it.
Great fun to sketch on this paper though. You'll see when you blow it up that the grid line ink shows up through the pen ink. Cool. A texture.
Life is pretty grand.