|Image from a similar blog post I made this time last year|
|FIG A FIG B|
An assignment we once had was to completely cross hatch a 13"x19" illo board from corner to corner going from white to complete black in cross hatch using only a #2 round brush-- as the professor studied your finished piece if he discovered ONE hook you had to do it again. Trust me, I stopped making hooks quickly.
I also seldom use a pen to ink, instead I still use a #2 round brush. Veronica is one of the most talented inkers I know (she's doing a class on it in the spring) but I take credit for pushing her to use a brush-- she resisted for a long time, insisting on pens, but once you master a brush you've mastered inking.