This has been a weird week for the drawing of the day, so it was hard to pick a favorite from the few I am willing to show you. I am currently using the drawing of the day to supply raw material for a secret project, since I am coming up on a con and have lots of other things going on : new laptop, stuff around the house, finishing up lots of cool minicomics, playing with dogs, writing pointless stories, talking on the phone, raising my top score in Bejeweled Diamond Mine, surviving unpleasant illnesses, etc. etc. Yes, this is against the rules but they’re my rules and I will break them if I want to, and if people don’t like it they can do their own daily art projects and be as strict about it as they like.
So, anyway, here’s a little hexapod boy in his school uniform. Yes, I am drawing lots of kids in school uniforms lately. I have no idea why this is, but this little guy is pretty cute. This is a two pen drawing, using the B nib Lamy Al-star with the brown anodized body,and the EF nib version of the same pen with a silver green body. Your mileage may vary, but I’ve always liked inking a project with two pens that are identical except for nib size, since the quality of line will be so similar. That said, the slightly toothy paper in the drawing of the day sketchbook is not the best medium for these pens. The same drawing on the much faster smooth bristol would look even better.(I’m looking for input about how this image looks on your screen. I’m trying a new scanning method. )