I like your sketches, but why do you add all of the inkblots across your drawings? It seems to take away from the ease of reading the drawings…kind of distracting. (I’m in the process of digging up some pen and pencil stuff to continue the discussion…!)
I use both, depending on what I feel like at the moment. Sometimes I have an idea, and it is just not flowing right, switching mediums seems to help get it onto the page sometimes… but I definitely go through phases.
i switch back and forth. For quick thumbs, ink all the way. If something has to be pretty I’ll do it in pencil since I’ve drawn in pencil from age 4. Didn’t start trying to draw with ink and sharpies, etc until my first freelance with a consultancy at 25yrs old. Very different feeling so when trouble comes I go with what’s familiar and that will normally make things much better.
its nice not having to sharpen a pen. but like yo i would say i have phases. pencil is appealing sometimes, even more then pen. I would not say digital is better then both though. there is nothing more natural then drawing straight onto a page of paper.
i think the benefits of digital supersedes the “hurdle” of not feeling natural…if anything i wish i could be a lil’ more experimental with the digital medium; especially with tablet-screen solutions being more accessible…
nice sketches, they are loose an tight. seems kinda of like a drawing then a sketch. maybe because to me I see details put into the page that are not directly connected to the footwear designs (ink splots). interesting.
pen for me, havent used a pencil in years (blue pencil sometimes).
been using some paper mate “ultra fine flair” not that fine an works well for note taking an sketching. but probably best is bic, they are good for ghosting.