Aside from ordering some Copic refills that I need, I haven't accomplished much since returning from AC. I really need to get back to work on CN:H, but I'm a little scared to. Admittedly, I'm always nervous when starting an issue, but this time it's worse. Which is odd, usually cons energize me to keep working on CN:H. At the moment I'm feeling a little bit of performance anxiety when it comes to the comic work. Or, it could just be the heat. I'm not sure.
So instead, I've been reading and playing with the new brush pens. If I can get a handle on using these, I can cut down my inking time. At least for the comic pages. I still need to test how well these hold up to the Copic ink.
I really like the Kuretake pen. It's a nice size for me to grip and it seems to flow well. Better yet, I actually have a bit of control over it. Most of the Max below was done using the Kuretake. The Akashiya isn't bad, but the larger size makes holding this pen a bit more difficult for me. I started working on Max with the Akashiya, but quickly switched to the Kuretake.
Ruby was done using the Kuretake Bimoji pens, but I don't like these as much. I want something with a bit more give. If I'm going to use a pen with no give, I'd rather just stick with the Multiliners. Still, they'll make nice sketching pens.
As for this page, it was done while AC. Just some goofing around with Copics and Multiliners. I really need to loose weight. My weight is starting to transfer to Ruby.
"If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious."
-- Mignon McLaughlin