Today I think I've done the greatest deal in my life:
I bought (YES, I AM SERIOUS) 15 (fifteen!!) Rotring Isograph/RapidographISO's. On ebay. With additionally 13 new tips in different sizes.
It was two auctions, one Rapidograph set of three pens (.25, .50, .70) and a collection of 12 pens and 13 tips plus two capillar cartridges, there are 3 x .35, 2x.18 etc.
The thing is, all of them work (the seller guaranteed that) and both auctions are from one seller.
The BEST THING about this is the price.
The 12 pens, 13 tips etc. cost (please get into your bed before you read this or otherwise something collapses ^^) ...3,08 € what are about 4$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The set of three RapidographISO costs 1 euro (ONE!!), that's somewhere about 1,30$ I think.
Guys, I love ebay so much!
More (pictures for evidence) when they arrived!
All in good condition, but in the wrong category, shit happens. But not for me this day!
I AM THE LORD OF THE PENS, woooooooot!
ps: sorry guys I'm so happy right now!! I am not hyperactive, but hey - with shipping about 10 bucks versus 15x20 bucks only for the pens without new (!) pen tips etc.
Tasser my main man, the bird is a good study but it looks totally flat because it has no tone variation on it pay attention to tonal values, try first to work on Black and white you can do it by converting the whole photo to black and white/grayscale and that way you don't have to think about color which can be very distracting.
Thanks for your posts guys. I just had a little image for observation, did it now in BW and I have done the shades by imagination.
Some head construction studies and a fast head drawn in photoshop just to nail the studies. Haven't nailed them to 100% but I think to about 80. I feel a little more secure with the head shapes and proportions now. Now I know: the head is wide about 5 eyes and high about 7 eye-widths ;-) Thanks vertical, I just tried some stuff. The bridgman stuff didn't help me very much with the heads but I'm so lucky I've an internet access :-)
The circle painting was just a try to get some ink on the paper. I definitely need more practice and I know the head is distorted, sorry for that, just ignore that thing. Hihi.
You won't find a single digital image in here. These are all the classic American Sublime landscape painters. Everyone of the painters in here is amazing, but in my opinion, none of them can hold a stick to Frederick Edwin Church. When you see his painting "Cotapaxi" printed high res, your outlook on landscapes and environments will change forever. This book brought me a long way.