Anonymous asked, "Hi just wondering what kinds of pens you use. Thanks"

All of my posts where I use pens are tagged with the pens that I used. :) A few of the most frequent ones are listed on my Tags page under “I Like Pens.”

1 notecomments 20 April 2014
#ask
Yeah, saluting ponies look weird.

Yeah, saluting ponies look weird.

3 notescomments 19 April 2014
#Captain America #Steve Rogers #ponyfied #My Little Pony #Marvel #crossovers #color #sketch #Photoshop

Rushed every line after the first, but I’m sure I’ll revisit this again soon.

I should really start drawing in pencil lines for myself so I can write straight, lol.

53 notescomments 19 April 2014
#calligraphy #lettering #poetry #Robert Frost #Pilot Parallel #pen
Clint and Bucky should start a support group. I’m sure other characters will join them there sooner or later.

Clint and Bucky should start a support group. I’m sure other characters will join them there sooner or later.

5 notescomments 19 April 2014
#Loki #Hawkeye #Natasha Romanoff #Bucky Barnes #Marvel #pencil #sketch
6 notescomments 19 April 2014
#calligraphy #lettering #Pilot Parallel #pen
12 minutes, reference.
Need to experiment more, ughh.

12 minutes, reference.

Need to experiment more, ughh.

11 notescomments 18 April 2014
#birds #robins #speedpaint #Photoshop #color

The black/blue cartridge ran out the other night and I stuck in a red one and the transition between the inks was really awesome. I can’t wait to get another parallel pen and some other color inks so I can play with this gradient thingy??

PS I’m at Sakura-Con this weekend. Here’s how to find me, so come visit!

13 notescomments 18 April 2014
#calligraphy #lettering #Pilot Parallel #quotes #pen
11 notescomments 18 April 2014
#Bucky Barnes #Winter Soldier #Captain America 2 #Marvel #pencil #sketch

Stuff for the Sakura-Con Art Show!

A whole bunch of matted originals and a one-off canvas print of "Slipping," since I actually don’t want to part with the original for that just yet.

This is last year’s map, but the art show will be in the same place this year: the second floor of the Washington State Convention Center, by the side elevators (not the main elevators). The charity auction is in the same room as the art show!

Art show public hours are Fri 12pm - 9pm, Sat 10am - 9pm, and the live auction is usually noon Sunday?

Go look at things!

21 notescomments 17 April 2014
#sakura con #loki #elsa #houndoom #amaterasu
Two things I’ll never get tired of doing:
Sorting everyone into Hogwarts Houses.
Turning everyone into ponies.
My eternal contributions to fandom.
(Even though I think his eye makeup in the film was really dumb (seriously why didn’t they just give him his mask?), I’m compelled to include it every time I draw him ??)

Two things I’ll never get tired of doing:

  • Sorting everyone into Hogwarts Houses.
  • Turning everyone into ponies.

My eternal contributions to fandom.

(Even though I think his eye makeup in the film was really dumb (seriously why didn’t they just give him his mask?), I’m compelled to include it every time I draw him ??)

11 notescomments 17 April 2014
#Winter Soldier #Captain America 2 #My Little Pony #Bucky Barnes #ponyfied #Marvel #crossovers #color #sketch #Photoshop

IDK MAN.

Bucky O’Hare will probably always be the first “Bucky” that comes to mind for me.

32 notescomments 17 April 2014
#calligraphy #lettering #hail hydra #Pilot Parallel #pen

Been meaning to revisit this quote for a while.

3 notescomments 17 April 2014
#pencil #sketch #lettering #quotes
I had other things to do, but.

Elle me dit
"A Praise Chorus" - Jimmy Eat World"Speeding Cars" - Imogen Heap"Fields of Innocence" - Evanescence"Numb" - Linkin Park"Clear Blue Sky" - Skylar Grey"Boston" - Augustana"For Reasons Unknown" - The Killers"The Fear" - Lily Allen"Locked Up" - Ingrid Michaelson"Comes and Goes (In Waves)" - Greg Laswell"Way Away" - Yellowcard"What If" - Meg & Dia"Elle me dit" - MIKA

Note: “Elle me dit” was translated into “Emily” by MIKA, but the lyrics were changed to flop to a different POV and I think it loses the feel of the original song. MIKA sang a straight English version of “Elle me dit” at a concert in 2011, and I really wish that had become the official English version instead.

I had other things to do, but.

Elle me dit

"A Praise Chorus" - Jimmy Eat World
"Speeding Cars" - Imogen Heap
"Fields of Innocence" - Evanescence
"Numb" - Linkin Park
"Clear Blue Sky" - Skylar Grey
"Boston" - Augustana
"For Reasons Unknown" - The Killers
"The Fear" - Lily Allen
"Locked Up" - Ingrid Michaelson
"Comes and Goes (In Waves)" - Greg Laswell
"Way Away" - Yellowcard
"What If" - Meg & Dia
"Elle me dit" - MIKA

Note: “Elle me dit” was translated into “Emily” by MIKA, but the lyrics were changed to flop to a different POV and I think it loses the feel of the original song. MIKA sang a straight English version of “Elle me dit” at a concert in 2011, and I really wish that had become the official English version instead.

9 notescomments 16 April 2014
#playlist #8tracks #Photoshop #sketch
~10 minutes, reference.

~10 minutes, reference.

5 notescomments 16 April 2014
#speedpaint #sunset #water #color #Photoshop

Amateur calligraphy continues. So far I’ve learned that:

  • This pen is hella bleedy, even in my sketchbook, which usually holds up pretty well.
  • I have no idea how to write in a straight line (actually I knew that already).
  • I do not like the lowercase “d” in Gothic-style lettering.
  • I really like writing with the edge of the corner, but I have like zero control when I do so. The Parallel is also kinda inconsistent with when it wants to actually write when I use just the corner.
  • It turns out really cool when the inkflow is inconsistent in the middle of a letter, but I wish I could figure out how to control that better.
  • Calligraphy is kinda weird because letters are formed in ways that are completely different from when you write normally.
  • Calligraphy is really a thing you should do on a flat surface (VS a tilted surface), so I really shouldn’t use my sketchbook, maaaah.

Lyrics by Coldplay, Ingrid Michaelson, and Imogen Heap.

14 notescomments 16 April 2014
#calligraphy #lettering #pen #sketch #Pilot Parallel #lyrics