Leaves II

Leaves I. Zig Fudebiyori Metallic and Uni-Ball Signo pens on Fabriano Black Black drawing paper. 8" x 8"

Leaves II. Zig Fudebiyori Metallic and Uni-Ball Signo pens on Fabriano Black Black drawing paper. 8″ x 8″

This piece is the second in a series on the theme of leaves, which I mostly produced to test the Fudebiyori pens I acquired recently. This one was a lot of work to create, especially as I had to go over most of the white lines twice (and then do the typical back-and-forth cleanup), however I think the end results are solid. I really like the Black Black paper – It’s amazingly uniform in color, especially compared to the Strathmore, which is one of the reasons I left bits of it showing through. I also minimized over-use of the colored pens on this one, to try to preserve more of the sheen of the metallic additives in the ink; that was largely successful. I still haven’t gotten the time to set up high-quality photos of my work with truly accurate colors the way I’d like, but I’m hoping to get that issue resolved soon.