I have these great sumi-e style brush pens from Sai. If you have never used a brush pen I urge you to give them a try. They work like a small detail brush and will produce a varied line depending on the angle and amount of pressure you exert. They are excellent for sketching or for a travel journal.
The seal in the bottom corner is my name.
Inspired by the growing cold and my new fantasy book, I thought it would be fun to sketch an elf warming herself by a camp fire.
I love books on drawing. One of my current favorites has a section on drawing from your imagination. The author’s background is in children’s illustrations and he has a character that is a bear. Seeing his bear try to fish with a fishing pole started me thinking — if bears could fish like us what would happen if they looked up in the night sky? Would they wonder what was out there? Would they want to travel to the stars?
I thought they would and they’d all share the same ideals so I sketched out some little bears enjoying their night sky.