3.22.2006

Art Store + New Pens = Fun with Pens

I was in dire need of some Faber-Castell 'PITT' pens today, so I ran to the store. After working on a rushed illustration for the Chicago Reader (don't ever use a cheap substitute for a fountain pen - namely a PILOT 'Varsity'... next time I want to draw like Tom Richmond, I'm buying the real deal and learning), I started on a caricature of Prez GW Bush. I've never really tackled him seriously, so I have one in the works. Anyway, after drawing ernestly for an hour or two, I tried to loosen up with the new brush pens and I did a couple sketches. There is quite a charm to these little guys, and I did a fun one that I tried splashing some color on. it's a neat-o look for quick illustration (*makes note). It also reminded me that there is truly nothing as sweet as a fresh PITT pen.

3 comments:

caricaturas said...

Great Sketch Joe, i use those pens too in my live work, pitty the nib last few strokes but then good for outlines. cheers man.

rickgo said...

thats crazy man,i don't even wanna know what that record is,but i don't doubt that its ridiculous.at dorney 300 was an average,about 1 or 2 months out of the year the senior artists(all 2 of us)were doing 500-750 a day.why am i not in orlando.It sounds like your keeping a good balance and having a lot of fun.

also i use pitt pens exclusivly but i just picked up some copics from my local utrecht so i'm gonna try those out this month for gigs.that bush is pretty spot on and has a lot of energy,keep up the awesome work.

Dave said...

Pitt pens last a loooooooong time on glossy paper, and you can get an even finer line, of course...

Nice use of flat color on the nose and ears! Just think how much more brutal you'd be if you were a ragin' democrat! LOL