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Love and Art Supplies by kevinbolk Love and Art Supplies by kevinbolk
Read more "I'm My Own Mascot" here!

I really am a dog when it comes to art supplies.

For a while I was using the Copic Multiliner SP BS and once I got comfortable with that, I moved on to the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen which actually has honest to goodness bristles and behaves more like an actual brush would. And now I'm flirting with for-realz brushes (the Winsor & Newton Series 7 #2, to be exact.)

I'm not producing anything I'm comfortable with displaying publicly yet, but I'm having a lot of fun getting there. :D DON'T JUDGE ME!!!
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Hey that paint pen...That Pentel paint's evil!!!  I KNOW!! 
and don't even get me started on the little paint cylinders you have to buy to go it it!!!
AAaaaghh!!!   It's better when they have them on sale....LOL
bluessaurus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, please! Every artist have an harem. ;)
Purple-Mau-Mau Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so this wasnt inked digitally? amazing!
Erica-Sakura Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm surprised my family hasn't called me out like this when I talk about my favorite anime characters.
But my dad did joke about me being hot for Usopp from One Piece (and I'll admit, he is pretty cute).
AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so many inappropriate puns popped into my head. lol ive heard too many stories from the ER. lololol
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Tellll meeeeee


I love a good pun! In fact, my peers have revolted against me telling them. It was utter pundemonium.

AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the pen, in bed. the paintbrush in bed. sleeping with such objects that are occasionally removed from rectal cavities in the ER.... in a bed... from their you can imagine the many puns and other jokes that ran through my head.
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh yeah, the things I hear from my parents (both are doctors)
Like one time, my dad removed a screwdriver from some guys ribcage... No lasting damage either!
You should hear the excuss they come up for.... ahem, vaccuum-cleaner related injuries...
AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
did you hear about the guy who got stuck in the pool? that one kinda had me 0.0 ... among my long time friends are a retired corrections officer who retired last year, three certified nursing assistants... one of those works with mostly elderly and i know my aunt is going into nursing. so... i doubt the stories will stop. lol one of them told me a toy car up a persons butt had to be surgically removed it had been shoved so high... another person nearly killed themselves shoving a musical instrument up their... and while i wish i would say only guys are that dumb... im sorry. while ive never heard of a woman putting pens and crap up her ass and ending up in the er... ive heard enough female stories to know... gender has nothing to do with it accept that women who are taught about the proper ways to do things and what not to do, end up in the er hella less. vacuums huh. well then. your less surprised than i was about how common that is. lol well also, women are less inclined to shove random crap up their hoo ha when they are drunk then a guy is to shove one up his rectum or get his mini him stuck in a vacuum... i feel sorry for the few who don't even have the excuse of tripping on something or being drunk or otherwise intoxicated. can you imagine the humiliation? id really like to do some research as to why it is more likely male patients who end up like that than women... but then again i think id rather not meet a woman who ends up in the er without any sort of excuse for her lack of common sense. id feel ashamed to call myself female at that point. lol im thinking most of the guys are probably either high or stoned or drunk. really drunk. like "this bad idea suddenly sounds like the best idea in the world"
 drunk. I just cannot imagine what goes through a persons mind doing something like that. its dangerous.
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist

Well, at least I know I'll never do something dumb like that!

Some people are just really, really stupid.

I didn't hear the pool one, could you note it to me? And... that's certainly a few interesting uses for toy cars, brushes and various other household items!

AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sure thing.
RoseSerpenthelm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm still on Gimp.
MagicMilkshake1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I felt that way about GIMP. Until I met SAI... :P

:icongimpplz: vs :iconpainttoolsaiplz: BATTLE.
Veratjea Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well that's odd kevin I always thought you would be the one wearing the dress during your wedding xD
Ophelianime Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Dude, if you knew half the things that went through my mind . . . . .
I don't judge you
Dianah3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOVE IT! I agree with you, some drawing material, we wanna marry! :XD:
aUtUmn-bErriEs Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt the same way about acrylic paint...
until I met watercolours!
skygal333 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pens run out of ink eventually, Kev.
BoomerBOmb Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Man, the conservative politicians would have a fit!
Eeveemermaid Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Won't that be akward when signing the divorce papers?
With what? Their baby a marker? *strange logic* XD
TheBoobies Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i like the fact that the brush-pen is the man in the realationship...
candy-sparkle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
All I can think about when I saw the last panel with the pen having a briefcase and a hat: "So you're the wife in the relationship huh?" :D
thaliat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just loving the transgendered pen.
Olive-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My art habits in a nutshell.
I can only stick with one medium for so long before trying a new medium.

Great humour and comic execution! Crisp lineart work as well and the last panel reactions are priceless. :lol:
JadeLinBlood Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Bee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The Pentel is VERY nice, provided that the bristles aren't farked the moment you open the package ( happened with the last one I purchased ).

Used to use the Copic Multiliner BS, but it just doesn't have a fine enough tip.

LOVE the Kuretake Fountain Brush Pen and Prismacolor B pen. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper fine tips, no bleeding at all, no felt fraying. The Prismacolor B does have a felt tip, BUT it's so well made, and I use it religiously when I'm not at home in my studio, when I'm in places where carrying around a little jar of india ink, a rinse jar, a blotter rag, a blotter paper, and my bamboo roll of inking brushes just isn't feasible ( religious user of Raphael Kolinsky sable hair number 2 round, 8404 ).

My Kuretake, I LOVE the nylon brush, but I have to get used to the thicker barrel again, as I thought I had lost it for about a year ( found it in my old pencil bag in a suitcase I hadn't used for a year. ^^; ).

Welcome to the wonderful world of brush inkers, though, Kevin! Brushes can become addictive to ink with, and produce some GORGEOUS results. X3

Any chance you'll have some of your brush inking experiments with you at NYCC? I'd love to check them out!
kevinbolk Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Haha....a friend recommended the Kuretakes, so I ordered a few to try. Should be here by the weekend. I don't bring my brush inking stuff to cons for fear I'll make too much of a mess, but if you want to check out my markers, pens, and other stuff, I LOVE talking tools. :D
Bee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooo! I'll take you up on that offer, meng! I'll probably be bringing my sketchbook ( or loose cardstock, if I haven't found my good sketchbook by then. I miss my good sketchbook! ;~; ) and my pencil bag with my on-the-go drawing stuff, so yeah, let's talk tools! Leaving the Kuretake at home, though. But I'll toss my Pentel that I picked up at Kinokuniya a little while back. Can't refill it, sadly, but it's still flipping great, as well as the Prismacolor brush pens. I'll be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ( wouldn't miss watching the wand classes for kids on Sunday, hosted by TGTSNBN. It's adorable! And it's possible that the NY Bronies group may meet up at some point. And have to go pay homage to Joe Kubert at the Kubert School table. And I have to pester my bud Donna in the Dealers Room at some point. So much stuff to do and so many people to pester at this years convention! ACK! XP ).

But what I meant by your brush inking stuff is I meant your brush inked works, stuff you've inked with your brush. It's rare to come across a fellow brush inker, even at conventions, so when I do find one, I love comparing notes, techniques, and the like!
kkanimegirl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Redstar212 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
the last two panels are confusing me so much....My head hurts....
anime1999 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work can't wait to see more ^_^
vodkaffee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist
wait, you'r the woman in the relationship? how does that even work?
Raygreens Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
what? You never heard of pens in the work world?
QSB123 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NO. Man and pen, not pen and wife.
supersonichero Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HAH! Awesome.
KimiE-Babe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
why is the pen wife wearing the hat and suitcase??!
QSB123 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe the pen wife works?
PewterKat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD It's funny cuz it's true. (and I'm sorry you've probably seen that 1000+ times by now)
love-eternal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Ahahaha! I love that the Brush Pen is the man of the house, coming home with a briefcase. XD
JadineR Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Hah! :lmao:
DTJB Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
roolsilver Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Is it terrible that what bothers me most about this scenario is that your pen is apparently trans-gender?
ZombiePoodle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I actually never knew you did your comic inking with traditional pens :wow:

You're too great, dawg.
mpz28 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
haha :)

thats cool :)
KittyKorkoza33 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha this is hilarious ^w^
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
you manslut :P
FrozenNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Pahahaha didn't expect that xD
BettyPimm Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i'm so glad to finally see some comic from you, kevin! your style does definitely seem to be improving and changing! ... but i was wondering... why is your pen a wife at the wedding and a husband later on? sex change, maybe? or maybe it's just gender-fluid lol

also, i just discovered the wonders of the portable watercolor brush. it holds water inside so you don't need a glass of water everywhere you go! it's great for watercolor sketches which i've recently become quite fond of!
RhettCandy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lol ha ha hahha!!! Brush pens are awesome, man. I don't know why you'd cheat on it lol. Awesome sauce.
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