Today's post is for my current "Drawing Practice" students. We've been discussing whether it's possible to get some shading done with the Pentel Brush Pen (with pigment ink and a squeezy barrel).
I believe it is. I simply don't squeeze the pen after I get started. I do all my contours with the heavy black ink flow and by the time it starts to dry out I can go in and scrub in some shadow values.
When I finished and turned to go—
Dick: Can I see it?
I flipped it around so he could view it. (Let me tell you he looked physically ill when I started to draw and he saw me fold the sewn-signature sketchbook back on itself—more about that in the upcoming review.)
Dick: That's a relief. The whole time you were just scribbling back and forth with the brush grinding into the paper and I thought, well I didn't know what to think.