I have to ask. Do you use a brush, or regular microns for the inking? The thickness varies so much and so neatly I thought it was a brush, but then you also have these nice bold, smooth lines I associate with microns. So is it a brush, or pen? Or both? Brush pens? Such a mystery...
Really? Its great fun if you have a fine brush(I got mine from Hobby Lobby on sale) and don't mind dipping it in the ink pot every little bit. I have two picture I inked that way ([link][link]) and the result looks fairly similar to your inking style, so I thought maybe that was how you got the flowing bold lines and fine details.
Those are some pretty wicked pen skills. I suddenly feel the need to go play with my microns. It's been a while. I'm probably rusty, lol.
I love this style, by the way. It's one of my favorites.
How lovely! Yes, brush inking can be a lot more expressive. It would probably save me time in doing so, rather than going back over my own lines many times to achieve different line weights! I hope to play with this someday. The problem with having so many different artistic pursuits is that I have such limited time to mess with each....
I know that feeling. That's why I have a drawer full of charcoal that has maybe been used once. Maybe. I could be gravely mistaken seeing as most of the pencils and sticks still have their original packaging(I always open new goodies, even if I don't plan to use them right then). I keep saying I'll get into doing charcoal stuff, and yet that drawer is still untouched.
Somehow I don't think that'll change anytime soon, lol.
I always did find mythical creatures fascinating, and this gryphon as being seen from an underside looking at it, is interesting. Not that this is uncommon when viewing birds of prey like eagles, hawks, etc. I do like the way it is done in this water color fashion, always does give the sense of realness, nicely done.
I really love this. I've had an interest in Gryphons since I was young and have been tempted to design myself a Gryphon tattoo. This really is beautiful thouh, I love the use of the water colour with the inks, works wonderfully!