Monthly Archives: August 2006

Adventures with Ink

I’ve never really drawn with pen and ink extensively before. I guess I was always afraid of it — it’s so bold and permanent. But the other day, I went and bought some ink, a pen, and a brush to play around with. Just as I expected, I wasn’t very good at it. Every so often, I’d get a drawing that I thought looked okay. These are them. Not very many compared to how many I drew, but overall, I’m having tons of fun. I guess that’s all that matters.


This one I did about a year ago. It was done as a digital illustration experiment. I liked doing the dragon’s texture… it was done by scanning a bunch of jelly beans that I placed on my scanner.

Here is the original drawing and a closeup of the texture.