Pentel XFL2L Scientific Brush - Medium Size This pen is a great introduction to drawing with a brush tip. It’s tip is composed of nylon fibers and are filled with aqueous dye-based inks and dry extremely dark. You can get the finest of lines and the thickest of strokes with this. Pentel also has these in two other sizes I believe. Plus it has ink refills.
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen My work horse. Also a nylon brush tip, it offers a smooth and powerful line and can also give you fun expressive lines too. I’ve been drawing with this pen for years and it holds up to a beating, yet will still give you a fine delicate line if you need it. I highly reccommend it.
Kuretake No. 13 Fountain Brush Pen I just got this pen and it’s beautiful. The lines are rich yet sharp. It’s great for details and broad strokes. The pen has a little more weight to it so you feel like you’re actually holding something. The fine nylon bristles have a satisfying snap to it allowing you to intuitively move from thick to thin. I love it.
Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Water Colour Brush size 1This is what brush pens wish they were. This is the gold standard, Rolls Royce of inking tools. It’s the brush Bill Watterson drew Calvin and Hobbes with. No nylon, synthetics, or plastic here, just wood, metal, and hair. There’s nothing quite like drawing with one. The ONLY draw back is you have to dip is in ink, which can get tedious, especially while under a deadline.
Considering participating in this. Seems like a fun idea.
I’m not sure I have a set list here, but here are some things I’ve noticed from the perspective of a guy who has written comics as his primary profession for four years and a bit as a guy whose worked in other capacities for eleven now.
"Ed (Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV)” was a boy at the planning stage. I got a request to draw the characters sitting on a chair with each of their personalities shown for the planning document. I was told Ed’s character was still pending and that she was a boy at first. (laughs) I’ve also drawn a number of illustrations with backgrounds to show the setting. It seems like another character is in place of Ed here.” - Toshihiro Kawamoto, Character Designer, Animation director of Cowboy Bebop
That one time when Ed was actually a young, black hacker kidw/ dreads as part of the Bebop crew, until final decisions/direction designed turned him into a girl. :-)
Memoirs from Kawamoto’s Bebop art book, “The Wind”