Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Self serving

I figured I'd try and squeeze at least one post in before the end of September. Been busy, busy with work and haven't had much time (or energy) to draw for myself...but I did get the opportunity instead, to draw myself. This self portrait was done for the monthly challenge over at RedBubble. It was inked pretty fast and I ended up getting some good spontaneity with the brushpen. I especially like the dry brush background.

Anyway, hopefully I'll have something more interesting to post next time. For now though, you'll just have to make do with my scruffy, bug-eyed mug.


Blogger Attractive Art Community (Big Sam) said...

This is awesome!

2:42 AM  
Blogger Lash LeRoux said...

Very cool piece, Chris. Thanks for sharing...

4:14 AM  
Blogger Tooninator said...

no matter what the post, it's always a pleasure to look at

7:13 AM  
Blogger Bob Seal said...

That's beautiful brush work Chris.
When you say brushpen are you talking marker pen or wacom? I've been trying a pitt pen brush pen lately, but they seem to run out of ink pretty fast. Any suggestions on a good brand?

Seem to always go back to my sable brush and ink which feels more responsive.

Thx for the PS brushes btw. They are great to use.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Bob- This was inked using a Pentel brushpen. The great thing about it, is that is has synthetic hairs forming a very fine point and most importantly has replaceable ink cartridges. I highly recommend it.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Bob Seal said...

Thanks for the tip Chris. I will try one.
Are they waterproof when dry?
Was thinking of adding watercolour on top of my brush work.
I'm amazed at your skill with that Pentel brushpen. awsome stuff mate!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Damion009 said...

dude!!! i love it!!!! i was going to draw you. but now i think I'll wait!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Damion!

Bob- I haven't used washes over these pens myself, but I read up on them and apparently the ink is waterprooof.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Bob Seal said...

Thanks for the info Chris,
I think this pen might be just what I've been looking for. Will order one :)

6:16 PM  
Blogger Ben Newman said...

stop staring at me! ha.
great work Chris

7:07 PM  
Blogger Castor said...

hi, Chris! i've just found you! what such a pleasure to see your wonderful work!!!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Gee Hale said...

Awesome as always, Chris! Where do you get the pens? Just any art store?

11:08 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Gee Hale- In Australia you can order them online from here-

Follow this link, select Aqua Brush, then scroll down to the last product on that page (The Pentel Fountain Brush with black ink cartridge)

11:41 PM  
Blogger Gee Hale said...

Thanks Chris! haha If it's credit card payment, I may have to leave it...!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Gee- Just visit their store in Sydney and buy it with cash (of course ring ahead and make sure they have them in stock). Their store's in Chatswood.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Gee Hale said...

Thank you again, my friend! :D I may have to do that, pretty soon actually, considering I want to include a lot of black and white images for my upcoming end of year portfolio! And I keep coming here to steal some inspiration from you! haha! Wish me luck!

1:27 PM  
Blogger Craig Phillips said...

Geez Chris looking a bit rough round the edges since last I saw you at the DB party. ;)
Great piece! As usual. As I have said before, I am very envious of your drawing ability. You are a machine!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Excellent, Chris! :)

3:59 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Your inking is amazing! Well, everything you do is amazing, but I really like your inking!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Beautiful ink lines!

7:08 AM  
Blogger urbancowfolks said...

Awesome as always. So inspirational. Love this blog.


Long Beach,CA

3:22 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks all for the comments. They mean a lot.

12:10 AM  
Blogger greg oakes said...


8:13 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Haha, thanks Greg!

5:47 PM  

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