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Une de quatre comissions petit format – illustration 21 X 30 cm sur papier Schoellershammer Aquarelle 300gr; encre Platinum Carbon Black avec stylo-plume Platinum 3776 SoftFine et pinceau Akashiya Sumiiro; aquarelles Daniel Smith et Schmincke :

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PICTOGRAMAX - 2017 - MEDIEVAL - 003 - AQUA

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PICTOGRAMAX - 2017 - MEDIEVAL - 003 - AQUA ETAPE

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H2SO4

L’editeur vient de nous informer, Didier Swysen et moi, de remarque laissé sur le site Glenat autour l’erreur nous avons fait :

” A l’attention de ALCANTE et JOVANOVIC
Aprés avoir lu le 3eme album de ARS MAGNA, j’ai remarqué une inexactitude page 27. Sur l’étiquettes de la bouteille qui contient de l’acide sulfurique, il est marqué H2SO4. A cette époque, la nouvelle façon d’écrire la formule des produits chimiques n’avait pas encore eu lieu. Je me souviens que lorsque j’étais étudiant dans les années 60, on disait :SO4H2 ,CLH ,SO4Na2 etc … A part cela, trés belle histoire je me propose de refaire le parcours lors d’une visite à Bruxelles. “

Desolé donc pour l’inexactitude involontaire ! Ca fait plaisir de savoir que ARS MAGNA continue d’avoir les lecteurs attentifs :-)

PICTOGRAMAX - 2014 - ARS MAGNA 03 - H2SO4 GAFFE

 

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AKASHIYA SUMIIRO

Whether you are drawing professionally or sketching for fun, chances are you are using some kind of brush pen.  Doesn’t matter if you are the partisan of Platinum, Pentel, Kuretake or else, I guess you would agree that it’s tough to beat them for convenience and practicality.PICTOGRAMAX - 2013 - ILLZACH - 005Although I’ve tried many kinds of brush pens, I have the most experience with (and affection for) the Pentel Pocket Brush, probably because it was the first I ever bought. And because it uses the waterproof ink (which is not true for all the types and should always be checked if that quality is important for your kind of work). While Pentel Pocket Brush has always been dependable and great for broad strokes and loose sweeps of ink, I often found it too wet, requiring special attention when delicate lines were required. I inked several pages of the first book of JASON BRICE with it and liked the result, but the process was extremely demanding in treating fine details.PICTOGRAMAX - 2008 - JASON BRICE 01 - 18 - PENTEL POCKET BRUSHOne solution was to work on the bigger format. To have the liberty of stroke I wanted, my pages had to be really big which was fun to try, but impractical for working, scanning and transporting after all.

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PICTOGRAMAX - 2008 - JASON BRICE 01 - 12 - PENTEL POCKET BRUSH

PICTOGRAMAX - 2008 - JASON BRICE 01 - 12 - PAGE WITH THE BOOK - PENTEL POCKET BRUSH

So I gradually relegated it to drawing dedications on the festivals, where it is very practical and gives expressive results.

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The search for drier brush pen continued, but to no avail – most of them are pretty wet. Or (as is the case of ZIG Clean Color Brush Pen) have a more modest flow, but ink is not waterproof and falls apart under very first strokes of watercolor.

And then came AKASHIYA SUMIIRO.

The SUMIIRO part is important to retain as there are several others from the same THIN LINE series which are not waterproof. Discovered it on JETPENS and decided to give it a try, as several reviews mentioned it is drier than your usual brush pen. It arrived today and – voila – it really is! Finally I can have the convenience of a pocket brush with a drier line, easily achieved dry-brysh transitions and waterproof ink that can stand the watercolors completely.

YEE-HAW!

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Forgive the bizarre drawing, it was a stupid nothing started with a fountain pen and Platinum Carbon Black ink on a piece of Schoellershammer aquarelle paper lying around, just to get the flow going after refilling the pen. Picked it up and continued with AKASHIYA SUMIIRO, only to wash it with watercolors several minutes later. As you can see, not even a hint of bleeding – the ink held as good as the venerable Platinum Carbon Black.

PICTOGRAMAX - 2017 - AKASHIYA SUMIIRO TEST - BEFORE AND AFTER WATERCOLOR

 

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