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Ep. 17, Page 22
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Comic 1092 - Ep. 17, Page 22

20th Jul 2012, 4:56 AM in Episode 17 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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Author Notes:

smbhax 20th Jul 2012, 4:56 AM edit delete
So I got a bigger brush on Monday, the Yasutomo "Haboku Artist Brush," size S ("Small," which dwarfed the European sable brushes I'd been using up to that point). It lost a few bristles on the first day and I was worried about its longevity, but it hasn't lost any more since then. Well I got to thinking, if bigger was better, then why not get the BIGGEST Haboku, the size X? It was only $13 vs the $8 of the S, so I got one:

The head of the X is about 1 and 7/8 inches long. :) Although I was kind of getting too much ink wash out of it, and the first try at this page just washed out--which is kinda why I just did straight ol' black and white on this second version. :P


cattservant 20th Jul 2012, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
"...schism..." Brought their religious politics with them apparently.
cattservant 20th Jul 2012, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
To an uninformed bystander; Why is bigger better? Or is it always?
smbhax 20th Jul 2012, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
For me I guess because it allows me to get more small to large variation--these brushes have a firm tip that can do narrow lines, but then you can also press in and let the big body make a huge fat stroke. I like to with with fast strokes, and masses rather than lines, so being able to cover a larger area with ink in one go enables me to work that way to a greater extent.
cattservant 20th Jul 2012, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the insight!