Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Inky play

A few weeks ago our class was asking illustrator Brian Floca what materials he used and he talked about Japanese nibs. I've always been curious and when another student tried them out for her final project with nice results I was encouraged. I love the thick and thin flow-y lines you get, but it's definitely harder to use than a pen and sporadically the metal scratches, ink erupts and creates sprinkles on the page. Lovely.

1 comment:

  1. I have the biggest nerd crush on Brian Floca. I love this tip (punny huh?). I'm especially fond of your kitten with eyebrows. Can't wait to see more of your inky explorations.