I’ve been playing with mixing up my line, and working with multiple mark-making tools to create contrast. It’s fun to decide what to go with: Drawing moving people? Let’s go with the brush pen, it allows for loose, gestural line. And for the inanimate bits of my composition? How about a really fine line, for contrast.
And with almost everything I draw, the people go in first, because they just aren’t going to hang around that long. So here’s how I built this one up before adding color.
More experiments with the same idea.
Pens I’m using (you can see them all, though not very clearly, in the first photograph):
For my gestural line, mostly used on the people: Pentel Brush pen and Sailor Fude Pen
For my finer, more rigid line: Lamy Safari and Carbon Platinum Pen