It’s been a while since I did some drawing and this last time I started playing with ink. I’ve used pens before, but this time I was using nibs and brushes. You can see the few exercises I did to the right side there. None of theses took more than a few minutes to do. I was just trying to get a feel for how the ink came out.
I do enjoy using ink. While pencil is my first love when drawing, ink is becoming a firm favourite too. It’s certainly more tricky drawing with a brush or a nib but it’s certainly more satisfying. Pens are solid and black. Brushes and nibs flow and fluctuate their thickness with the speed of your hand. There is a closeness yet detachment with the material. Also, ink scans in so much better. And there is something, simply satisfying by applying big areas of black. It gives the image drama.