Chubbible Day 9 & some pens

"momonga nap" (Bao might fall down.... wouldn't be the first time though...)

"Weapon Of Mass Destruction" (a short sighted skunk isn't really the best neighbour... )

and my pigment liners /roller:
1. Signo Pen with metal tip: perfect for highlights in combination with water colour, copics, tombows but not with gel roller (that will cause bad smudges)
2. Signo pen black 0.28 with metal tip. My alltime favourite when I have a book signing. :3 very thin lines. Works good with water colours. Might be tricky with tombows and copics though.
3. Pentel Slicci: Awesome for shading sketches in black-n-white. Very smooth lines and oh so fine for details. Problematic with water colours and tombow. The japanese seller told me copics are no problem but I doubt that a little... BEST choice for black and white work though. I am a bit torn between Signo and Slicci but Slicci is better -although I didn't want to admit it >_<
4. Edding 1800 Profi pen 0.1 (available in 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7 as well and different colors): Awesome for linework you want to colorate afterwards. Best choice -i think- for all three options (tombow, water colour and copic). I did my ET Hippo with that and this pen never ever caused problems.
5. Copic Multi liner: I know most people worshop those but I have the feeling that there is much less ink in than eg in Eddings. And the tip... well, I don't like it. And regarding price: Edding and Steadler are cheaper and in my opinion better. The only good thing might be that if an Edding is too thick you can still take a 0.05 Copic and add details.
6. Staedtler Pigment Liner: Second option for working with outlines and coloration. It smugded only one time and i think only because i didn't wait long enough.

... and the heads. Left Signo (Slicci looks the same but is slim and straight), right Edding (same head as Copic and Staedtler).
I LOVE the steel head. It's so much more comfort to draw with that one if you work with a bit more pressure (like I normally do). The biggest problem of steel-nip combination is that the tip vanishes with too much pressure or bends or breaks or splits (had that... uncool). Those accidents are impossible with a full steel head. But... I am still waiting for a 100%ly water-resistent solution for those.


Chubbible Day 8

wrong liner taken which resulted in smudged colors... urg... anyways, i love the second pose. It's so typical for young cats.

something of Bao... fuzzing with liner isn't really... possible. Will try another one tomorrow >_<

And something really sad. I got a letter yesterday from my mum. I guess it's too hard to tell something like that on the telephone -for both sides. Kiki died two days ago. After 17 years she left us. On the 25th when I was at home i had the feeling it's the last time i see her alive. And I was right. I miss her so much.
I found her and her sister when I was ten. 17 years are a long time filled with many memories. She was the most wonderful cat I ever had and I think no cat will be as cute, charming and patient as she was.
I hope she's in cat heaven now.


Chubbible Days (6-7)

This one was not sooo cool but it's okay. I have to draw more hippo. I totally forgot how the little critter works. Day 7 (finished this night while watching Alien O_o). Both images are connected to a project but I think this one digitally redone will rock. I am so happy I bought two white Signo Liners. Sometimes the lines are everything bit controllable but it's so nice to have the opportunity to lighten things up afterwards. >_<

For those who want to know how the pencil looks like:

I use the black version as well for sketching and outlines. :) Good with watercolours and copics, bad with tombows.


Chubbible Days

Christmas holidays are always great. Especially if you find some time to sketch. I did so and still do. One sketch per day (or 2 or 3)... most of those will definitely turn into digital paintings. I am sooo looking forward to start :D ... but job first :( ewwww...

Days 2 "Pinchin"

Day 3 "Hippo Diving"
... and yes i know i forgot the tail... no idea why. Maybe because my mum was trying to sort the dishes around and on my drawing stuff... arg >_<;

Day 4 "Bugged"
Cats and bugs and everything moving... normally ends bad for the bug.

Day 5 "Headstand party"

Day 6 "Kitteh Yoga poses"

24th of December: sketch time in the evening... Kiki sleeping. I really wanted to finish my sketches but she turned around too quick every time I tried.

Today: finding the (mostly) perfect wrap up for my pencils ... and a new water color box, water colors, new moleskine (because it was so perfectly grabable right in front of me), new canvases for some presents (linen of course) and ... a horrifying bill. Oh well...

I happen to like those Tombows a lot. Watercolor is fine and Tomobows won't allow you every color mixing but for quick sketches inbetween those are great.


christmas and moleskinned -day 1

masking fluid... don't use it that often but it's kinda nice to have the option.. although my Torchon paper doesn't really like it :/

coffee... check... watercolors... check... image.. oh noes but check...

btw the motive was requested for christmas if anybody thinks the topic is weird. Anyways, as you can see the masked space stays white. As it should have... :3

... after the third layer of sepia-orange mix... the structure is a result of coloring with a fan-brush

i really have to get back into watercolors... the only (biggest) problem is that my colors are partially 11 years old and I really want to have a 3-row metall box. :( With new colors.. ummm

finished :3 and since i have a kink for gimmicks...

... it glows in the dark. And those sparkle stars glow a lot. It's a bit complicated to make a good shot in the dark though =.=
The next two weeks I have a bit free time and got my new moleskine AND have to do some "homeworks" for chubbanimals... so every day (or so I hope) one chub-sketch.

starting with Pong... it's the original idea for the Pong mug.
Little fat critter... *poking*... hehe >_<
:::Signo pen, tombow dual brush and water-color:::

wonderful christmas to all!


Evening mood(y)

... and again some thing for work. ARG, i wanna post Hobbles!!! But i have to wait till Friday :(


Go pastel

something for work ... :3


gloomy factory

unfinished.... the result drove a lot of people crazy. Hope some more will enjoy pure madness XD