Quick inks on figure drawing

Stillman and Birn paper Beta Series /Lamy pen SF nib
quick 10 min studies

They always tell me  about my squiggly lines, I use them in all quick sketches regardless the subject. Ink has always been my favorite medium and when I discovered the combination of Stillman and Birn Paper, Lamy pens and Noodler’s ink I felt that from then on I could just draw anything and forget about struggling with materials to get the best flow, permanence and all the nuisance of adapting this to that and try that again. I can just concentrate on enjoying myself now 🙂
Untitled-3Untitled-1Stillman and Birn paper Beta Series /Lamy pen SF nib
quick 10 min study

This one below was completed with W&N cotman mini traveler watercolor kit

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Trial and Error

It all started when I messed up this watercolor

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I made a sketch of the drawing, which became more simplified

I used my carved willow sticks to apply ink in simplified strokes to get the essence of the sketch

2 10557390_800726376645745_1221161449125554133_nThen I applied colors

At the end the character was different so I don’t know which I like best but I think the black and white 🙂

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No Right Turn – A Collaborate Graphic Novel

Our Sketching Workshop group is developing a graphic novel that started by accident. Rene Fijten posted an image in the group and another member of the group followed creating a sequence. This continued developing making a story. This is how we are so far and the story goes as this:

by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Cat Andrew
by Cat Andrew
By Rene Fijten
By Rene Fijten
by Jim Scheel
by Jim Scheel
by Laura Sfiat
by Laura Sfiat
by Holger Wendt
by Holger Wendt
by Amanda Lee Condict
by Amanda Lee Condict
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Jorge Royan
by Jorge Royan
by Mark Fraley
by Mark Fraley
by Sofiya Voznaya
by Sofiya Voznaya
by Jim Scheel
by Jim Scheel
by Marco Guzetti
by Marco Guzetti
by Cat Andrew
by Cat Andrew
by Wes Douglas
by Wes Douglas
by Wes Douglas
by Wes Douglas
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by Nicholas Choong
by Nicholas Choong
by Laura Sfiat
by Laura Sfiat
by Béliza Mendes
by Béliza Mendes
by Rene Fijten
by Rene Fijten
by  Nicholas Choong and coloured by Jonas Ericson
by Nicholas Choong and coloured by Jonas Ericson

Only in Blue

We are a group of 150 artists and illustrators that share work and techniques

https://www.facebook.com/SketchingWorkshop

we often “play” challenges like this in which we limit the materials and try to come up with something creative, then play a guessing game to see who drew what.

We call it Sherlock. In this case, we limited the challenge to just a few list of materials and one color

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