Friday, May 15, 2009
Some Pen and Inks
Hey folks. Thought I'd dip into the ancient portfolio and reef out some pen & inks for you to look at. Some of these are drawings, the knights, I did back in the 1980s for a project that unfortunately didn't come to fruition. The furry Australian animals in Manga, Flash Gordon and cowboy mode were for a set of children's activity /colouring books. When I was a child colouring books were always so bleeding boring and the line work rather crude. I tried to give the eventual users of the images a bit of finer linework and subjects they could really get their teeth into...the books sell well so perhaps I succeeded - either that or the parents bought them for themselves...?
Pen and ink as a medium has always been one of my favourite forms of expression but I don't have the opportunity to undertake what I would call, major works, in B&W these days. Not that I don't enjoy using colour, I do, but the sheer tactile pleasure of the pen across the drawing paper can't, for me, be beaten.
Hope you like them even if they are a bit dated. RWS