The next post chronologically in my actually-blogging-the-backlog-of-monthly-challenges series is the May Scrawlr Box.
The May box contained 4 Pilot Pintor pens (the Pilot brand version of Posca pens), a Molotow Liquid Chrome pen, the ever-present pencil, and an eraser. There was also a sample of Canaletto Liscio 125gsm paper.
After swatching, I drew one of my little dome-shaped monsters – like I always do.
Pintor markers – like Poscas – are supposed to be useable on everything. So I did another monster on the front of the sketchbook.
The liquid chrome pen is freaking awesome by the way. Look at this shine!
You’ll also notice in that image a nice fat scratch down the poor little monster’s face. I don’t know if Posca markers scratch off as easily or if it’s a Pintor thing. Maybe I’ll do a paint pen comparison at some point.
And so on to artwork. The theme for this month was “Paper Tiger”. A paper tiger is a thing which looks dangerous, but is actually harmless. The featured artist of the month did an actual tiger, and it looks really cool.
I didn’t want to do a tiger though. I picked a killer whale. And I used the sample of paper to sketch out an image and get going. I sort of planned out the colours in advance. I’d intended to use a blue Posca pen I had as the sky, but then I wanted to use the liquid chrome as stars and my blue was too light for a night sky, so when it came to it I used that for waves instead.
I decided I’d buy another pen – a purple Pintor – to do the sky. But that involved waiting. While I was waiting, I started another piece. A block abstract piece. I quite like doing abstract pieces. They’re soothing.
Then when my new pen arrived I finished both pieces.
This was a great box. The paint pens are very cool, and I definitely intend to do more with them at some point. But the stand out winner for me is that liquid chrome pen. Look at the shiny..
I’m gonna try and find a way to really use that pen in a fantabulous piece of art. Eventually.