Finally finished the first illustration for my 2012 Art House Sketchbook! This one took so much longer than planned (the day job keeps getting in the way!) but I’m happy with the result.

This is the first time I’ve broken out my new box of Faber-Castell Pitt Artist ink pens and I quite enjoyed using them. The brush tips allow for both quick and detailed work and keep their shape much better than the Copic Ciao markers I’ve used previously. The ink is water based, so is odourless. It stays wet just long enough to seamlessly blend shades of colour and, unlike the Ciao’s, barely bleeds through the paper.

The theme I picked for my sketchbook is ‘Fears and Tears’ – mainly because I’m looking forward to trying my hand at drawing some monsters 🙂