So it has been quite a while since my last post. I’ve decided to go back to basics and work on the developing the look and feel of the Westie character, which also means going back to using mediums that I’m really fond of to create the artwork. For this design I’ve used pencil for the sketch followed by black Indian ink and brush for the final illustration (although I discovered that my old brushes are somewhat scraggly and split, and produce more calligraphy-like strokes rather than fine brush strokes!). To me the ink and brush line-work is more fluid and natural, which is perfect for the Westie’s hair. I’m also found of the various line weights that are created using the brush which is more spontaneous and uneven, which gives the Westie even more character. I’ve always loved using brush and ink, so will the Westies!
Hear the Westies WoWL!