Inktober Day 19: Sugar Maple (Autumn foliage part 3)

The grey bark of the sugar maple make its orange foliage pop even more. Drawn with a Kuretake fudegokochi extra fine brush pen which I do not recommend for any sort of artwork – it takes ages to dry, and isn’t stable until it’s completely dry, and even then you can’t trust it not to make a mess of your artwork. Also used Faber Castell Pitt brush pens (which I do recommend) on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

Inktober Day 17: Ginko Biloba (Autumn Foliage part 1)

There’s no real autumn here, and I really miss the leaves changing colour and an actual autumnal season, so I decided to dedicate the next few inktober sketches to trees in autumn. The first is ginko biloba, with its gorgeous golden leaves.
This was sketched with a Pentel GFKP brush pen, the king of brush pens, and Faber Castell Pitt brush pens on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

Inktober Day 16: Hyde Park

I felt like sketching London again, so this is from a photo taken during one of my runs in Hyde Park in September.
Tombow Fudenosuke hard brush pen, Faber Castell Pitt brush pens on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook.

Day 16’s sketch

And here’s the full page:

Inktober Day 15: Egyptian Geese

These fellows are fierce warriors, so all the runners know to give them a wide berth. Saw this pair during my weekend long run.
I haven’t played around with brush pens in a while, and I’ve been meaning to give a few of them a spin, so this was sketched with a Tombow Fudenosuke soft brush pen on an A4 Midori MD Cotton notebook. I thought about adding a spot of colour to this sketch, but opted for now to leave it black and white.
P.S. using brush pens right now is intensly difficult, as I can barely feel my fingers. My neuropathy gets worse the colder it is, and right now I’m only vaguely aware that my fingers exist. At least that makes sure that I sketch more from my arm and shoulder than my fingers – so proper technique 🙂

Inktober Day 14: Water Buffalo

My family went on a trip to HaHula natural reserve, and they sent me a photo of a cattle egret perching on a water buffalo, so of course this was today’s sketch.
Sketched using a Platinum 3776 UEF nibbed fountain pen and Sailor Epinard ink on an A4 Midori MD cotton notebook.

Inktober Day 12: Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibit

It’s breast cancer awareness month, and there’s an educational exhibit in Habima Square in Tel Aviv.

This was sketched using a Platinum 3776 with an UEF nib and Sailor Epinard ink, and a uni-ball Posca paint marker.

Inktober Day 11: Icon Festival

I was at the Israeli comic con, Icon, on Tuesday, but I was too busy to really capture event beyond a haze of stalls in the dark. This was sketched using a Pentel brush pen and a Faber Castell Pitt pen.

Playing with Posca Paint Markers

There were a few Posca paint marker sets on sale while I was in London, so I bought two sets to play with. Here’s a quick sketch of a planter near the Tel Aviv port, done with fine Posca paint markers on a paper bag that held sweet peppers before I reused it.