new pens and new illustrations!
Last week i finished up a few illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post. I thought it might be a fun chance to try out some new pens that I got from Jet Pens. I am a pen addict and I am always in search of the perfect pen for  line drawing.

I got a few brush type pens but my favorite was the UniBall Signo bit 0.18. It makes a nice juicy line and I love how the ink flows!

Here I am working out the line art. Once that is done the drawing gets scanned in and color and pattern added in Photoshop. I can't show you the finished illustrations yet ... but as soon as the magazine is out I'll post a photo.

I usually prefer to work all by hand but when doing illustration it is so much easier to work in Photoshop so I can quickly make changes. I still haven't been able to switch to drawing the lines on a tablet. So instead I draw on tracing paper which scans in nicely.

I still love my Faber Castell Pitt pens for doing ink work on top of paint and canvas, but it was fun to try something new for drawing on paper!


love the new pieces Claudine!!!
I do the same thing with my illustrations, line work on paper and then color in Photoshop. It's tons easier when doing custom work for kid's rooms!

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