Pentels, or some other brand? Enjoy, but beware; they are a lot of fun, but can lure one into the world of fountain pens and experimenting with various inks…

So far these are my two favorites:

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The Pilot is harder to control, but it’s really smooth and perfect for majestic flowing hair. The Kuretake is one of several really similar mediumish pens, but it’s softer than the Zebra equivalent and I like the heftier cap I guess.

And man, it’s only a matter of time before I fall headfirst into the fountain pen vortex. Jetpens in general is becoming a horrible addiction. 

Scored a handful of brush pens from jetpens and resolved to ruin as many sketchbooks as possible. I haven’t routinely kept one in years because all my work is digital and I’d worry too much about keeping the pages nice and pristine, but NO MORE! Ink scribbles and watercolor blobs everywhere!

Finished up a couple illustrations at work a few weeks ago for the front and back cover of a proposal related to California roadways/stormwater. Now when people ask me that weirdly ubiquitous question about whether or not my job is ~challenging me~ I can be like “yes, I had to draw a car.”

I tried to stick with official brand colors (hence the eye-searing orange — the second image had a much tighter deadline) but this is my favorite project I’ve done on the clock so far.

Half of an art trade with thoughtsupnorth of her character Eve! Ladies with horns, y’all, I couldn’t resist. This was a BLAST to draw — hope I did justice to her impeccable fashion sense. Thanks for trading with me!

thoughtsupnorth:

My half of an art trade with emstantinople! I drew one of her knight boyfriends from sonnetcomic, Dancy! Lemme tell you, it was hard to choose which knight to do, but the blonde + pink combo won.

I had SUCH a good time with this, you have no idea!! The style that “Sonnet” is done in is so inspiring, I was super stoked when emstantinople wanted to trade with me!! I hope you like this!

AHH! Sweet lord this is so dazzling and beautiful, dude is rockin the pastels. And DANG all those details, and the flowery halo, I love everything. Thanks so much!!

knights! we went to medieval times on friday. the black and white knight had the best hair, red and yellow was a ham (and kicked our guy’s ass in the last fight, it was devastating) and the yellow knight had a ponytail that would make khal drogo proud

sonnetcomic:

Sonnet / Part V

Read the update on the website here if the text is too small on your dash.

New readers, start from the beginning.

Sonnet is also available as a series on Tapastic.

Reblogs appreciated as always!

ok drawing deserts is addicting

love me some limited palettes and rocky desert scenery

A thing for justjingles' speedpaint prompt, “Out there on the water.” I started this at work and lost track of the time I spent on it but I’m pretty sure I broke the 45 minute rule - speedpaints and environments are soooooo not my comfort zone, so I’m hoping to try a few more of these.

A thing for justjingles' speedpaint prompt, “Out there on the water.” I started this at work and lost track of the time I spent on it but I’m pretty sure I broke the 45 minute rule - speedpaints and environments are soooooo not my comfort zone, so I’m hoping to try a few more of these.

designing my dream ocean princess dress

cristo and albert for the color palette meme. requested by julystorms and abyrae!

playing character dress-up y’all know how it goes

some plant life

WIP of what started out as a doodle for the archangel prompt on sketch_dailies and rapidly got out of hand

WIP of what started out as a doodle for the archangel prompt on sketch_dailies and rapidly got out of hand

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