Friday, October 19, 2007

Brothers Karamazov-Ink Tests

Here are the ink tests I did using the Brother Karamazov sketches below. I used, from the left to right, Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes (sizes 1 and 2), a Hunt 102 Crowquill, and a Niji Watercolor brush (somewhat like a Series 7, except you don't have much brush variation, but the ink is kept in a reservoir so you don't have to continually dip it in ink).

I think each has its own unique qualities and uses, but I think the strongest among these is the Series 7 drawings. They have a really nice, strong, clean presence. Not saying I'm perfect yet with the brush, but I think I have a good start.

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