Friday, September 28, 2007




I was fooling around last week(and I mean real, desultory, aimless doodling), browsing the internet and looking at some photos online simultaneously. I spied a friend's photo of his wife, which was a very nice snap, and grabbing some printer paper, drew her in a sort of reverse-tablet scenario. Pretty crummy--so I flipped the paper over and, not looking at the photo but instead at the faint bleed through of the Copic marker, drew a flopped one. Not much better, but I still think it has personality(and that's not a compliment to me, but to the original photograph and of course, the original person).

Then I got annoyed as yet another Copic marker was fizzling out on me...so as it lay dying I drew this other thing with both barely-there ends.
I sure do love these markers, but I make a mess of refilling them so they don't last long for me.


Here's another tablet/alias doodle of the same girl-my impression of her,that is.

7 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Fun lovely drawings!

Vanwall said...

The flop has a ghostly aspect to it. Haven't tried to refill a Copic yet, but they sure are unbeatable in what they do. My experiences with Koh-I-Noor Rapidographs were messy enough on occasion, mostly when cleaning 'em - the inks would transfer from the pens to my hands like an offset running at full speed - I'm not inclined to refill anything for a while yet.

Cesare Asaro said...

Needless to say fresh work. It's always a pleasure stopping by.

If you like the Copic so much, I can also suggest the Pentel color brush #101 it does wonderful pure black lines, it doesn't even bleed through copy paper, and to refill it you just get a new cartridge. I've even used it to do clean up, it really has a wide range of line quality that you can get out of it. I had a great time playing with it.

Dave Pimentel said...

Well, well, well...Nice work!

Mark McDonnell said...

Beautiful charm to these sketches...very cute and pretty, rather than the ususal sexy "male" version.

MAC

Acrylicana said...

I must say, I really dig your line quality. So expressive.
If only markers lasted forever...

lorelay bove said...

beautiful and loose as usual!
your work is so inspiring!