A Comic’s Comic

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Another year, another Louis CK performance within walking distance of my apartment, and an excuse to draw him.

This drawing was kind of a botched attempt at using a dip pen and a brush. Actually, the brush part was fun, but I tried to do a little shading with the nib, which dispensed ink OK for about 10 minutes then quit. I’m sure it has something to do with me being an amateur, but I think the nibs might also be funky. I ordered them from England because it seemed like a lot of cartoonists in the 1950s used this particular nib (Gillott 290), but 60 years later, it’s probably one of those products that’s the same in name only.

I went back and did my shading with the dry brush instead.

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