Not felt tips, not gel-tips etc. They are amazing for darkness and crisp linework, but they just aren’t able to create the delicate tones that ballpoints can achieve. And ballpoint pen is one of my favourite ‘mediums’ but is highly disregarded in the art community. If I want to continue using it, I should make sure that its going to stand the tests of time instead of fading. Some people have suggested just refilling the barrel of a ballpoint pen with archival ink and work with that, but the consistency is still not the same.
Someone on Reddit wanted to know how Tri-Jaw’s jaws closed, so I drew a quick side-view diagram.
Even though I designed this creature over three years ago, frontal view is still really hard to depict.
Edit: Dual-Jaw or Split-Jaw would be its correct name. Doesn’t sound as cool though!
So I found my ‘Deceiver’ piece and thought “What if I made a coloured digital copy that is more print friendly?” So now I have something new in the works. The early stages are uptop, the original piece is down the bottom.
I’ve decided to stick with the lineart and black shadows for this one as it is a distinguishing feature in the original work and I want to keep that.
Doing the lineart is much harder the second time.