19 April, 2012

I was holding out on this one.


Brenno said...

I've been admiring your brush pen drawings for some time now. They're truly impressive. I have a quick technical question: how do you get those *thin* drybrush line effects in some of your drawings? I am able to get a dry brush effect by slanting the brush, using it at a low angle to the surface, and making the mark at a greater speed, -- but with the low angle I can only get a *broad* drybrush-like line...

Davis Chino said...

Brenno! Thanks for the comment. I will do a post on this later today with photos, but the simple answer is, it's the brush, which is on a cheapo brushpen called a Muji.

The lines I think you're referring to are my super-fine ones, right? I just feather with the very tippy-tip of the brush. A single line done over and over.

This brushpen comes from Japan, but I mail order them from their stores in England. They run a chain of stores under this same Muji name: it's a kind of urban hipster, one-stop place that carries clothing/stationary/household accessories. I'll post more with links later today.

Glad you like the drawings!

Brenno said...

Thanks for the reply, Davis! I'm looking forward to the post with photos!

I was referring to the variety of drybrush-like lines you are able to achieve, especially when they are super-fine AND drybrush-like all in one. I've quickly looked for an example among your drawings and found this one: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rTKP4ZKrapA/TYvhAyZdD2I/AAAAAAAABCI/8Vwe0ikl7-U/s1600/12_09_10_03_a.jpg . See the thin, drybrush-like lines that make up the half-tone/beard-stub effect on the jaw of the character in the middle? Or the lighter lines of a similar quality making up the half-tone on the right hand of the same character, between his fingers and his sleeve? Here is another example: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gvlDSXj6Ndc/ToofPtm7f1I/AAAAAAAABNQ/C8G3WPRRba0/s1600/09_24_11_A.jpg
The gradation of tones you are able to achieve with the brush is mind-blowing here, on his shirt, trousers, and bag.

One more example, the half-tone on this tree trunk: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VfwoI1pqVLQ/TjY2bMH3vdI/AAAAAAAABKM/cT56rP0bLR8/s1600/07_31_11_A.jpg .

There are many other examples, but I think these give a good idea :)

Davis Chino said...

Brenno! It has taken a little longer than I'd hoped, but I've put up a few posts addressing your questions. I hope you find 'em useful! Give us a link to your work!

Marty, a.k.a. Davis Chino