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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brush Pen Madness

I think this may officially be the first time I've ever put my face on my blog. Hi world! Oh, and notice the awesome Japanese packaging? I panicked a bit when I saw there were no instructions in English. But everything was pretty intuitive. I mean, all you really have to do is insert the cartridge and you're up and running.

I recently purchased a real brush pen from JetPens.com. It's a site that sells Japanese pens and stationary for super cheap. (It just so happens that Japanese make better cars, better electronics, and better pens than the U.S.)

If you're thinking to yourself, "What's a real brush pen?" I'll tell you. Unlike felt-tip brush pens that wear out and fray after about a week of use, brush pens have actual bristles on them and use refillable ink cartridges. They're basically like fountain pens but with a brush tip on the end instead of a nib. Behold:

image courtesy of jetpens.com


Yeah, I know I'm probably boring most of my blog audience with this, but I have to geek out about stuff every now and again. And what better place to do that than here?

Here's a recent sketch page from my first attempts to figure the brush out:


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thumbnails

A few little thumbnails from my sketchbook. It's not a story--just doodles.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Waking Up

Just another offering from my sketchbook. Apparently, Yoda drinks herbal tea in the morning.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Some Posters

My brother-in-law is a member of BYU's student association, and he needed some banners created for a website they're introducing. At first, we were only going to do one banner, which explains the difference in style between the characters in the orange banner and the others (i.e., the orange poster characters are basically bobble heads). The posters aren't meant to be viewed together, so the differences in the height of the type didn't matter. Why do I feel like I have to give excuses about things like that? I dunno.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Studious

You may be wondering (but probably aren't) why my posting has been a bit sporadic of late. The answer is that I'm teaching some classes at a community college, and the semester started today, so I've been gearing up for that. Woo hoo!

I'm teaching Storyboarding, Creative Concepts, and beginning Photoshop. I've created blogs for each of those classes that may or may not have interesting information on them in the days/weeks/months to come. Check them out if you're curious:
There's not much there right now, but there will be, there will be. (Name that film reference. Think little green warrior.)

And this nerd looks cool. I'm only going to be able to post little doodles and sketches for the next while. Lots of work to do on lots of projects.

Monday, February 1, 2010