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ABOUT B/Ws

I don't think I have to explain what a black and white drawing is!

B
ut I do have a few ways that I do them that are a bit different from what you might imagine.

The first way is using a nibbed pen with black Japanese Sumi ink, on a very smooth 3/8th inch archival foam core board. I use either croquil or regular lettering pens..

I adore the very dense, very deep black Japanese Sumi ink. If you’ve ever used regular black ink, you’ve probably seen how red it really is if it’s thinned out. Not the Sumi ink! Very black. Rich, delicious, full black.

The lines I can achieve can vary drastically from almost non-visiblly thin to fat and juicy. But since I have a very heavy hand, the thin lines often don't come into play.

Most of the images you see here came at me in the wee hours of the morning, or during an afternoon snooze.

These ideas are front and center determined to get me to wake up and not allow one more second of sleep! So I lie there pretending to try to sleep ... but the will have none of that - "UP!" they scream! "Get UP!" So, obedient little me, I do...

As you may have seen, some of the black and whites on this site also appear in color. Heck, why not!?! If I can add bright color to something, you can bet I shall!

The silly critters and monsters: I do these using a very black art pen - almost like a ball-point, but not. They are fully filled in - not line drawings. Usually of some silly creature or person doing something absurd. (upper right: Gotcha! - black ink on paper)

They appear to me the same way the first kind did - almost always after I'd gotten nice and comfy, cruising along in the Horizontal Realm, when *whammo!* - they charge into my head and shake me up until I have to get up and DO them.

I don't mind - they make me feel alive. Some of them are so funny they make me laugh - who wouldn't want to wake up to laughing at some silly drawing!

The third and fourth kinds are line drawings, done with a fat-tipped pen in smooth paper.

Critters & people: I often have dreams afterwards, where critters and people are embracing. I had a wonderful dog for ten years - I miss the love I experienced when I was her human. I like to portray that. (middle right: Pals - black ink on paper)

And of course the vaguely erotic - how could I not include those? Look for the tab called HEAT if you'd like one of those prints. (Left: Impulsive - black ink on paper)

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