"My late father used to mend clocks and watches as a hobby. I was always fascinated how one cog moved the other wheel. I wish I had paid more heed to him when he was mending a watch. Your drawing is super and the shading…"
" So realistic and expresses synchronization well, those gear parts look fabulous like the mechanism of the cogs in a clock, one can recognize the motion, nice cross-hatching and fine-line with highlights! Well done Rich! "
That sure is a fine collection of guitars you have there Rich. I'm liking the Nationals, but I'm most envious of the handmade acoustic. It's something which I've always wanted to have done....but never did.
Like you, I used to have quite a collection, but these days I only have my acoustics.........an ancient Epiphone which has been hot rodded, a 500 series Taylor, and a very recent addition, a Big Baby Taylor (superb).
The very best guitar I've ever owned was a 1962 maple Fender Strat, which was as perfect a Strat that I'd ever come across (if a little heavy). Anyway, it was about the only guitar I regretted selling.
Thanks for the tips on acrylic ink Rich...........As for the fountain pens, you recommended the Preppy and Plasir to me before, and now a Plasir/Preppy hybrid is what I use. I think they're great little pens.........and cheap!
I've just ordered a Noodler's Creeper to draw with using ink washes, which actually works.
Thanks for the pen info Rich.........one of the bugbears with dip pens (especially the finer nibs), is their tendency to catch on the paper, making them a bit scritchy to use. If I could, then I'd draw with nothing but a fountain pen, as I find them an absolute joy to use.
When using acrylic ink, can the fact that acrylics dry out pretty quick, cause the nib to block up?
Keep on inspiring us with your brilliant pen & ink pics Rich.......don't ever stop.
Thanks for the compliments Rich, they genuinely give me a real boost.
OK then.......firstly, it was seeing your artwork which inspired me to try working with ink.....especially pen & ink.
If I'm going to use washes in a pic I'll use Jackson's waterproof Indian ink, and use a dip pen for outlines and heavier cross hatching. I'll also sometimes use Copic SP micro pens for finer cross hatching and 'shading' effects. I only use the Copic's sparingly, because I find that the pitt ink used in them is a bit dull and not as vibrant as Indian ink.
If I'm going to do a pure pen & ink drawing (no washes), then I use kit which you recommended to me..........a Plasir/Preppy hybrid fountain pen, and Noodler's Heart of Darkness ink.
Sometimes I don't use pens at all........if it's purely a wash pic, then I just use cheap synthetic brushes.
I could post a like on most all of your work! it is amazing to see how you have progressed since your first post in 2011! We share a common love for music, old barns and vintage autos! Look forward to seeing more!
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