I loved the Illustration Friday topic this week: Clumsy. It sounded like so much fun! Unfortunately I didn’t have the time I would have liked to devote to this topic. I did, however, find the time to do this little sketch. I took a page out of Pascal Campion’s book and tried to add some anticipation.
This was a case of a bad choice of materials. I used a Faber-Castell brush pen, which just isn’t the best pen for me. I also used it on a previous Illustration Friday piece. Every time I’ve used the brush pen, I’m just not happy with it. I need something with a finer line and a little more control. I’ve ordered a Tachikawa pen that I’m very excited to try out. I love using dip pens, but they can be a bit inconvenient for sketching and they aren’t very portable. Hopefully this pen will give me the line quality I want with the portability and ease of a regular felt tip pen.