February 12th, 2015

Tokyo Train Commuters

Artist: Russell Stutler, Japan
Artist Statement: For the new year I decided to focus on ink drawings, so I bought a new Epsilon Series wirebound sketchbook. This drawing was done entirely in brush and ink, and the models were fellow train commuters. These four people were not together when I saw them, but it made for a cute scene when I put them together!

The drawing was done entirely with brush and ink using a Kuretake synthetic bristle brush pen and Platinum carbon ink. Since I’m not planning on overlaying watercolor, I suppose any ink would do, but I’ve gotten used to carbon ink, and it does prevent some smudging if my finger rubs against it. I like this wirebound sketchbook because I can arrange the pages so that the drawing surface is directly on the desk top, which helps when my hand goes off the page.

SURFACE: Epsilon Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

Ed. Note: Russell Stutler is the founder and custodian of the renowned Sketching Forum: http://www.sketching.cc/index.html

Russell Stutler


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