Today I wanted to do a bit of practice with the Kuretake No. 13 brush pen. It's a nice pen, but a little difficult for me to control. I'm working on it.
The practice was done on a printout of an unused cover idea. I printed out another copy to practice brush inking with. I admit it, I'm lazy and didn't want to redraw the clean sketch twice.
It still took a few hours to ink this bit. Much faster than the tech pens, but still a little slower than I'd like. Things are bound to get faster with more practice.
I did find out what was going on with my right arm and left hand yesterday. We had to reschedule this week's chiro appointment due to Dr. Brian leaving for a seminar Wednesday. So, we were able to get an appointment for yesterday evening. Turns out the part of my spine that juts out a bit where the neck reaches the shoulders - that little bump at the base of your neck - had come out of alignment and was pinching various nerves leading down my arms.
A few major cracks and the pain in the right arm was gone. The left hand is still a little sore if I move the finger, but much better than it was. Dr. Brian said that's due to nerve swelling and will go down in a few days. I'm supposed to put a cold pack on the area to help calm down any additional swelling which, I haven't done yet. You know, I should really do that. Later.
"Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study."
-- Sir Francis Bacon