Thanks pedlars pen Katwalk, Torilin for your replies
Yes im in the uk, I order all my art stuff of amazon.co.uk or else greatart.co.uk
Recieved my Gel pens but still waiting on the peppery and carbon black ink as its conmimg from china! yes wil follow that advice to wash the pen and keep the ink flowing
Really pleased with the gel pens really fine lines, nice n dark ink, but there not as easy to blend as bik pens, they seem you give just lines rather the abilty to blend and shade ect like you can with pencils and bik pens.
Been looking at my portaits in bik pens, they seem to have faded to a light geryish/blueish colour, im sure when i first done them they were much blacker than this!!!!!
So yep bik pens do fade with time !
Been looking on u tube just typed in relalistic pen portrait artists , some incredible relalistic portrits on there, INCRDEOBLE!!!! really photo realistic, they use time lapse speeded up video so you cant really see what pens there using but the results are breathtaking!
Fabio rangel seems to be one of the best artists
Hes on face book and u tube heres a link to some of his work on u tube
But they seem to be using a cominbination of pencil AND pen/ink pens ? didnt realsie we cud d that, though it was one medium or the other!
Just wondering do any other pen/ink artists use a combination of peccil to achive sutble shading and skin blends and then use dark black ink pens for dark shadow line work ?
If so do we have to put the ink in first and then the pencil on top or doesnt it matter ? id of asssumed that the ink needs applied first to go into the paper and then u applie pencil over it ? or doent it matter ?
I note also that some of these top artists are using what looks like white ink for highlights? does any one else use these white ink pens?
Goodness me , who would of thought doing a few pictures wud be so complicated ! so many materials and impliments to choose from!!! !
Ive now oredered the following pens ; -
Gelly roll medium point pen - white
uni-ball signo um-153 rolerball pen - white
pentel 1.0mm hrbrid gel grip ultra smooth pigment pen - white
rottering tikky graphic fine liner 0.30mm - black
uni-ball pin drawing pen - black
staedtler pigment liner technicak drawing pen 0.4mm - black
Thought i may as well get some think ultra smooth A3 bristol board 2 !
Will try again by the weekend to upload one of my portrait images, but im a bit overwelmed by the top artists, some really incredible life like stuff they produce! but i reckon i can do just as good now that I know there not only using black ink pens, but also pencil and white pens for the highlights!!!
Ps tried to upload one of my images to the RIL but were not approved for the RIL because they are personal artwork and, as such, is not allowed in the RIL.
Back to the drawing board!!!!
Will try again to uplaod, as been mentioned think im trying to uplaod images that are to many pixels and to large in size ect so will reduce them and try again!