Re: Fountain Pen and Ink work
Brian, my eyes are reeling. These are fantastic. You're still striving? Sound like a perfectionist, because every one of them is gorgeous and publishable. These should be published. The mastery you have of texture and line is breathtaking, your rendering is incredible, it's beautiful. This is the kind of thing I strive to do and don't really manage most of the time. I'm awed.
Are you actually from this century, or were you jumping in the time machine from the late 1800s? It's glorious!
LOVE your stuff - and you're doing it all with fountain pens. I just bought a new Conklin one that came with a bottle of Monteverde ink - a really nice, shapely bottle huge at the bottom that won't tip over - and I'm just starting to play with it for line drawing. You've got flawless stippling pointillism or line work or texture work... it's just incredible. I've got a long way to go in everything but cat rendering... that I'm pretty good at. But I need to go farther even with cats!