June 2, 2009 0

Ballpoint Sketches

By in sketches, watercolour


I like the feel of a smooth ballpoint in the book. Not the most respected of media, but you can make nice gradated tones with it. I even like them when they blob, but not when they are sluggish, or don’t work so you start carving little ruts in the paper.

This one’s more just black wash on what is perhaps a ballpoint sketch (ballpoint is also waterproof):

Now this one is brush pen with watercolour, some ball point, maybe even a dip pen (I fooled with it a little over different days. That’s why it’s not such an easy, relaxed-looking drawing, maybe!):

Little idea what that engine is powering. Reminds me a little of turbines from the “Power Quest” Episode of that show I worked on.

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