Monday, July 10, 2006

Here you go, Justin



Here's a couple fairly recent drawings from my sketchbook. Ball point pen as usual.

7 comments:

Jesse said...

Hey Dan, these are pretty sweet, dude. Yeah, I remember a long time ago I was brave enough to draw with a ball point and not be afraid of 'mistakes.'
These look fresh and not too worked over.

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Nice! Would love to see these guys in a comic strip.

Dan Springer said...

Jesse& Justin- thanks, I might put them in a comic eventually; just don't have the time right now.
Working in ball point pen isn't so bad- you can draw lightly with it at first and flesh things out as you go on. It's not like how I work in the Park with my brush-pen; every mark with that is pure black- no mistakes allowed.

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

I did all my drawings in high school (for the most part) in ball point pen...I think it helped me to try and not worry about erasing and just be confident in the line I was putting down.

Dan Springer said...

indeed

CamChes said...

The only really bad thing about ball point pen is the ink in them is non-archival; it fades with exposure to light and is not waterproof. So if you want your drawings to last over time, its not the best choice. Looks good for sketches though, and you can always preserve the drawings digitally...

Dan Springer said...

well, it's a good thing that it's in a sketchbook and rarely gets exposed to light.