Inking Spider-Man

Some people think comic books are mindless fun. But I actually learned a lot of vocabulary words reading comic books back when I was just a kid. I talk about that this week with RunRedRun while I ink this Spider-Man.

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Full disclosure: I may have embellished the story a bit, but the point still stands. Comic books can be valuable learning tools. Hope you have a nice stack of comics to keep you busy during the quarantine. -v

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Inking Br’er Fox (ink wash)

Continuing with villains this week, I inked Br’er Fox, the villain of all those Br’er Rabbit stories. And since this illustration was based on the Disney version of the character, RunRedRun and I do a lot of gabbing about the Splash Mountain ride at the Disney parks.

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Oh, and if you stick around long enough, I do a quick, simple inking of another crafty critter from Chickapin Hill. The video is embedded down below. Stay safe! -v

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Easter Bunny with Watercolor Pencils

I suppose most of us will be sheltering in place this Sunday, and that means things will be a little different for folks that celebrate Easter. Probably won’t be much different for me because locking myself in my studio like a hermit is my jam. However, for anyone who was hoping to see Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail, here’s a six-minute video of me drawing an Easter Bunny with watercolor pencils. Have a safe weekend.

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Haunted Mansion Bride (and Hatbox Ghost Bonus) Process Video

Yikes, what a weird week. I’m quarantined in my home studio, my friend RunRedRun is quarantined elsewhere, so we haven’t been able to work on any new videos. Here’s one of the handful we got in the can before the quarantine: The Haunted Mansion’s Black Widow Bride, with a bonus backup of her pal, the Hatbox Ghost. Hope everyone’s staying safe and healthy.

Scooby Doo’s Space Kook : Trying Out Ink Wash

Hey, if you’ve been following these short process videos I’ve been putting up with my friend RunRedRun, maybe you saw us ink a werewolf earlier this week.

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But this past Thursday, we had fun trying out ink wash technique for the very first time with a quick illustration of Scooby Doo’s creepiest monster, The Spooky Space Kook!

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How did it all turn out? You can watch the video below and decide for yourself. In just six or seven minutes RunRedRun and I manage to squeeze in quick conversations about inking, Scooby Doo, and Star Trek while I work.

Inking Donald Duck

Disney’s second banana, Donald Duck, gets the inking treatment this time. And while I do that, RunRedRun and I talk about inking, Lonesome Ghosts, and other Donald Duck trivia.  Here you go:

Inking Captain Hook (and talking about Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyworld).

Another inking video. This time, the villain is a little less deadly that our recent videos with Freddy Krueger and Frankenstein’s Monster. This time, it’s Peter Pan’s flamboyant nemesis, Captain James Hook!

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Here’s the video. If you like it, you can subscribe to our channel to get updates.

Oh, and I recently started putting the artwork from the videos up in my online shop. So if you see something you like, feel free to grab it!

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Inking The Red Skull and Reviewing The Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

I try to post most of the inking process videos from our YouTube channel here on the process blog, but I miss a few here and there. If you like this sort of stuff, just subscribe to our channel and you’ll never miss our dorky, art-related content such as the following ridiculousness.

 

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Inking Sonic the Hedgehog (on paper) and Coloring it in Clip Studio Paint

Another lighthearted art demo. The Sonic movie comes out tomorrow, so I inked Sonic the Hedgehog traditionally, with brush pens, then pulled it into Clip Studio Paint to color. I talk a little bit about my technique and tools with Run Red Run while I work, but we also discuss video games, hedgehogs, and mustachioed plumbers.

I don’t post ALL of these art demos here on my process blog. So if you like this sort of thing, subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don’t miss a post. -v

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Reviewing the Pilot Shinpitsu Bristle Brush Pens (and inking a Sleestak)

Yeah, maybe I buried the lede. I inked a Sleestak from The Land of the Lost with the Pilot Shinpitsu Bristle Brush Pens. I liked ’em. But if you wanna see ’em in action, just check out the video. And, besides the pen review, RunRedRun and I talk about ’70s Sci-Fi Kids TV hit, The Land of the Lost because why not?

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