Back to Black

Hi there. How are you?

Now that my-ecourse is up and running, I've had a lot more time to draw. My sketchbook and my ballpoint collection (hoard) have been put to good use lately. 

I've been particularly drawn to black.

That's kind of weird for me. Once I started drawing with colored ballpoints about a year ago, I stayed away from black. If you've done any kind of paint mixing, you'll know that black can easily muddy colors. 

Now, I'm no stranger to a black pen. In fact, it was the only color I used for years. Just look here, and here, and here. 

My transition back to black started slowly. 

 Adding black to this sketch gave it more depth and perspective. 

Adding black to this sketch gave it more depth and perspective. 

I made this pink sketch and really liked it. But, it needed something. My usual go-to color with this pink would be a classic Bic blue, but I was tired of that combo. So, black it was, and I love it!

Then, I decided to just go for it. 

 The first drawing I've done in all black in easily a year. 

The first drawing I've done in all black in easily a year. 

I kicked ass on this one and I had fun in the process.

I think it shows too.  I was tempted to add a little color to this one, but why? It's very #Inktober and I like it as is. 

Drawing with a classic black or blue Bic pen is really satisfying. The ink is much more smooth than any other colors or other brand of ballpoint pen.

I was so into my black ballpoint that I decided to revisit a sketchbook drawing that I had abandoned in frustration months ago. Read all about that frustration here. 

 Adding in the black saved this once abandoned sketchbook drawing. 

Adding in the black saved this once abandoned sketchbook drawing. 

This drawing was saved with the addition of black.

It's so much more rich, flowing and dimensional. The black ink also covered up some of the problem areas that I don't think any other color would have done. Hooray for black! 

I liked this sketch so much that I decided to make a print of it. 

Frangipani - Abstract Fine Art Print
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"Frangipani" is available in 2 sizes and the color just jumps off the page. This print is sure to add impact and personality to any space! 

Is there another of my sketchbook drawings that you'd like as a print? 

Just ask! Leave a comment or send me an EMAIL.

That's all for now. Ciao friends!